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Flights from San Diego to Chicago, United States Last modified: Oct 1, 2016 3:09 -04:00

San Diego to Chicago Last modified: Oct 1, 2016 3:09 -04:00

We've scanned 25,105,116,481 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from San Diego to Chicago. American & United frequently offer the best deals on San Diego to Chicago flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

American
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Wed 12/14
nonstop
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Sun 12/18
nonstop
$127
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American
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Thu 12/15
nonstop
CHISAN
Mon 12/19
nonstop
$127
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American
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Mon 12/19
nonstop
CHISAN
Thu 1/5
nonstop
$127
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American
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Thu 1/5
nonstop
CHISAN
Mon 1/9
nonstop
$127
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American
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Fri 1/6
nonstop
CHISAN
Mon 1/9
nonstop
$127
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United
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Tue 11/1
nonstop
CHISAN
Tue 11/15
nonstop
$127
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United
SANCHI
Sat 11/5
nonstop
CHISAN
Tue 11/15
nonstop
$127
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United
SANCHI
Tue 11/8
nonstop
CHISAN
Tue 11/15
nonstop
$127
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United
SANCHI
Wed 11/9
nonstop
CHISAN
Tue 11/15
nonstop
$127
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Spirit
SANCHI
Tue 10/25
nonstop
CHISAN
Sat 10/29
nonstop
$137
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Spirit
SANCHI
Wed 10/26
nonstop
CHISAN
Sat 10/29
nonstop
$137
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Spirit
SANCHI
Tue 11/1
nonstop
CHISAN
Tue 11/15
nonstop
$137
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Spirit
SANCHI
Wed 11/2
nonstop
CHISAN
Tue 11/8
nonstop
$137
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Spirit
SANCHI
Sat 11/5
nonstop
CHISAN
Tue 11/15
nonstop
$137
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Frontier
SANCHI
Wed 11/16
1 stop
CHISAN
Sat 11/19
1 stop
$284
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Frontier
SANCHI
Wed 11/30
1 stop
CHISAN
Wed 12/7
1 stop
$284
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Frontier
SANCHI
Wed 12/7
1 stop
CHISAN
Wed 12/14
1 stop
$284
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Frontier
SANCHI
Wed 1/11
1 stop
CHISAN
Tue 1/17
1 stop
$284
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Frontier
SANCHI
Wed 1/11
1 stop
CHISAN
Sat 1/14
1 stop
$284
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Alaska
SANCHI
Wed 10/19
1 stop
CHISAN
Tue 10/25
1 stop
$326
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Alaska
SANCHI
Sat 10/22
1 stop
CHISAN
Wed 10/26
1 stop
$326
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Alaska
SANCHI
Sat 10/22
1 stop
CHISAN
Tue 10/25
1 stop
$326
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Virgin America
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Thu 1/5
1 stop
CHISAN
Wed 1/18
1 stop
$346
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How Much is a Flight from San Diego to Chicago?

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 $137.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from San Diego to Chicago?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we thinking FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for 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 found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from San Diego to Chicago?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from San Diego to Chicago.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $227 $314
7-14 days $168 $235
14-21 days $148 $215
21-30 days $137 $195
30-60 days $127 $191
60-90 days $127 $191
90+ days $127 $191

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Diego to Chicago

We've examined 25,112,504,041 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from San Diego to Chicago is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$127 $127 $127 $127 $132 $127 $192

Compare Flight Prices from San Diego to Chicago by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for San Diego to Chicago flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
October San Diego Chicago Spirit 10/25/16 10/29/16 0 $137
November San Diego Chicago United 11/1/16 11/15/16 0 $127
December San Diego Chicago American 12/14/16 12/18/16 0 $127
January San Diego Chicago American 1/5/17 1/9/17 0 $127
February San Diego Chicago American 2/1/17 2/3/17 0 $127
March San Diego Chicago Spirit 3/14/17 3/21/17 0 $297
April San Diego Chicago Spirit 4/28/17 5/2/17 0 $137
May San Diego Chicago Spirit 5/1/17 5/6/17 0 $137

Cheap Last Minute Flights from San Diego to Chicago

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from San Diego to Chicago. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$217
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$217 $198
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$198 $157
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$157 $157
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$157 $142
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$142

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from San Diego to Chicago

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose 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 $337.

The average price for direct flights from San Diego to Chicago is $219.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from San Diego to Chicago - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 08:00 15:00
Spirit 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13:45 13:45
United 4 4 4 4 4 2 4 06:45 22:30
Southwest 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 06:30 17:50

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from San Diego to Chicago

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 $89.

The average price for round trip flights from San Diego to Chicago is $219.

San Diego to Chicago Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from San Diego to Chicago?
Answer: The average San Diego to Chicago flight time is 4 hours and 2 minutes.
Question: How far is Chicago from San Diego?
Answer: The distance from San Diego to Chicago is 1,718 miles (2,764 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from San Diego to Chicago?
Answer: There are 89 direct flights from San Diego to Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular San Diego airlines for direct flights from San Diego to Chicago?
Answer: Southwest Airlines provides 31% 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: Los Angeles, CA

Airlines in San Diego flying to Chicago Last modified: Oct 1, 2016 3:09 -04:00Number of routes searched: 301Number of itineraries searched: 880,482

Wondering which airlines fly out of San Diego to Chicago? We've gathered the average price of San Diego airlines with flights to Chicago. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

San Diego to Chicago
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American -
Alaska -
Spirit -
United -
American BOS
American CLT
American DCA
American DEN
Alaska PDX
Alaska SEA
JetBlue BOS
JetBlue FLL
JetBlue JFK
Delta ATL
Delta DTW
Delta MSP
Delta JFK
Delta SLC
Frontier DEN
United AUS
United BWI
United DEN
United EWR
Virgin America SFO

San Diego to Chicago Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in San Diego and Chicago. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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