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Cheap Flights from San Diego to Chicago, IL, United States - SAN to CHI Last modified: Jun 24, 2016 1:42 PM

Popular flights from San Diego to Chicago Last modified: Jun 24, 2016 1:42 PM

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 10, 2016 Sep 14, 2016 $300
Sep 24, 2016 Sep 27, 2016 $300
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 10, 2016 Sep 13, 2016 $217
Sep 10, 2016 Sep 14, 2016 $217
Sep 10, 2016 Sep 15, 2016 $217
Sep 10, 2016 Sep 17, 2016 $217
Sep 17, 2016 Sep 20, 2016 $217
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Oct 15, 2016 Oct 29, 2016 $244
Spirit Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 $227
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 28, 2016 $227
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $227
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 $227
Aug 23, 2016 Sep 7, 2016 $227
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $93
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $93
Aug 27, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $93
Aug 27, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 $93
Aug 27, 2016 Sep 3, 2016 $93
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 14, 2016 Sep 21, 2016 $340
Sep 17, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 $340

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from San Diego to Chicago (SAN to CHI)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from San Diego to Chicago, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $125.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from San Diego to Chicago (SAN to CHI)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from San Diego to Chicago based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from San Diego to Chicago

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from San Diego to Chicago should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $387 $421
7-14 days $287 $301
14-21 days $307 $301
21-30 days $267 $331
30-60 days $227 $93
60-90 days $217 $93
90+ days $217 $98

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Diego to Chicago

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from San Diego to Chicago.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$116 $93 $93 $116 $136 $93 $226

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from San Diego to Chicago

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from San Diego to Chicago.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
June San Diego Chicago Spirit 6/26/16 7/8/16 0 $387
July San Diego Chicago American 7/19/16 7/23/16 0 $267
August San Diego Chicago United 8/23/16 8/30/16 1 $93
September San Diego Chicago United 9/10/16 9/14/16 1 $93
October San Diego Chicago American 10/18/16 10/25/16 0 $237
November San Diego Chicago American 11/1/16 11/15/16 0 $217
December San Diego Chicago Spirit 12/5/16 12/9/16 0 $287
January San Diego Chicago Spirit 1/9/17 1/16/17 1 $351

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from San Diego to Chicago

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from San Diego to Chicago.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$422
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$422 $357
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
$357 $365
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
$365 $347
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
$347 $317
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
$317

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from San Diego to Chicago (SAN to CHI)

Your San Diego to Chicago flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from San Diego to Chicago is $286.

The average price for non-stop flights from San Diego to Chicago is $321.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from San Diego to Chicago.

Nonstop Flight Details from San Diego to Chicago
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 08:00 22:59
Spirit 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 14:06 14:06
United 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 06:15 22:40

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from San Diego to Chicago (SAN to CHI)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from San Diego to Chicago. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from San Diego to Chicago is $126.

The average price for round trip flights from San Diego to Chicago is $261.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Los Angeles to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $119
Ontario to Chicago American, Alaska, United $169
Santa Ana to Chicago American, Alaska, Frontier, United $123
Burbank to Chicago American, Alaska, United $284
Palm Springs to Chicago American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $361
Long Beach to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $174
Santa Barbara to Chicago American, Alaska, United $358
Yuma to Chicago American, Alaska $314
Palomar to ChicagoCheck Dates
Tijuana to Chicago American, AeroMexico, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America, Volaris $391
Mexicali to Chicago American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Volaris $466
Los Angeles to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $246
Los Angeles to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $186
Los Angeles to Milwaukee American, Alaska, Frontier, United $278
Los Angeles to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $81
Los Angeles to Detroit American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $239
Los Angeles to Las Vegas American, Spirit, United, Virgin America $76
Los Angeles to Indianapolis American, Alaska, Frontier, United $244
Los Angeles to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United $154
Los Angeles to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $81
Los Angeles to Toronto American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America, WestJet $359
Los Angeles to St Louis American, Alaska, Frontier, United $259
Los Angeles to Madison American, Alaska, Frontier, United $284
San Diego to Milwaukee American, Alaska, Frontier, United $261
San Diego to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $312
Los Angeles to Grand Rapids American, Alaska, United $320
Los Angeles to Houston American, Alaska, Spirit, United $183
San Diego to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Hawaiian, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $275
Los Angeles to South Bend American, United $360
Los Angeles to Boston American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $259

Airlines Flying from San Diego to Chicago (SAN to CHI) Number of flights searched: 297Last modified: Jun 24, 2016 1:42 PM

Below are the different airlines that fly from San Diego to Chicago with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from San Diego to Chicago.

San Diego to Chicago
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
American DFW X X X X X X X
Alaska PDX X X X X X X X
Delta DTW X X X X X X X
Spirit - X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United SFO X X X X X X X
Virgin America SFO X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest MCI X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in San Diego and Chicago, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

San Diego to Chicago Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from San Diego to Chicago?
Answer: The average San Diego to Chicago flight time is 4 hours and 7 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between San Diego and Chicago?
Answer: The distance from San Diego to Chicago is 1718 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from San Diego to Chicago?
Answer: There are 70 direct flights from San Diego to Chicago.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from San Diego to Chicago?
Answer: American Airlines provides 50% of the non-stop flights between San Diego and Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from San Diego to Chicago?
Answer: Atlanta, GA
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