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Flights from San Francisco to Chicago, United States

San Francisco to Chicago Last modified: May 25, 2017 2:23 -04:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've scanned 25,546,040,930 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Chicago. American & United frequently offer the best deals to Chicago flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

American
SFOCHI
Mon 9/11
nonstop
CHISFO
Tue 9/19
nonstop
$179
United
SFOCHI
Sun 6/11
nonstop
CHISFO
Wed 6/14
nonstop
$219
Alaska
SFOCHI
Tue 8/22
nonstop
CHISFO
Fri 8/25
nonstop
$225
Virgin America
SFOCHI
Tue 8/22
nonstop
CHISFO
Thu 8/24
nonstop
$225
Frontier
SFOCHI
Thu 8/17
1 stop
CHISFO
Tue 8/22
1 stop
$296
JetBlue
SFOCHI
Wed 8/16
1 stop
CHISFO
Fri 8/18
1 stop
$419

How Much is a Flight from San Francisco to Chicago? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from San Francisco to Chicago, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $225.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from San Francisco 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 think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from San Francisco 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 Francisco to Chicago? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $247 $266
7-14 days $209 $266
14-21 days $219 $296
21-30 days $219 $297
30-60 days $219 $297
60-90 days $219 $242
90+ days $179 $228

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Chicago Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've examined 25,567,050,922 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from San Francisco to Chicago is Friday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$219$219$219$259$209$227$219

Compare Flight Prices from San Francisco to Chicago by Month Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 Francisco to Chicago flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May San Francisco Chicago American 5/26/17 5/31/17 0 $247
June San Francisco Chicago American 6/2/17 6/9/17 0 $209
July San Francisco Chicago United 7/3/17 7/7/17 0 $219
August San Francisco Chicago American 8/22/17 8/25/17 0 $219
September San Francisco Chicago American 9/11/17 9/19/17 0 $179
October San Francisco Chicago American 10/3/17 10/10/17 0 $179
November San Francisco Chicago American 11/1/17 11/3/17 0 $199
December San Francisco Chicago United 12/2/17 12/4/17 0 $219

Cheap Last Minute Flights from San Francisco to Chicago Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$449
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$449 $330
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
$330 $297
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
$297 $338
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
$338 $360
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$360

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from San Francisco to Chicago Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 Francisco to Chicago is $317.

The average price for direct flights from San Francisco to Chicago is $246.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from San Francisco to Chicago - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 08:00 23:59
United 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 00:44 23:20
Virgin America 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 07:00 16:10
Major Airlines 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 05:25 15:30

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from San Francisco to Chicago Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 Francisco 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 Francisco to Chicago is $153.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Chicago is $229.

San Francisco to Chicago Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from San Francisco to Chicago?
Answer: The average San Francisco to Chicago flight time is 4 hours and 12 minutes.
Question: How far is Chicago from San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from San Francisco to Chicago is 1,841 miles (2,962 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from San Francisco to Chicago?
Answer: There are 180 direct flights from San Francisco to Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular San Francisco airlines for direct flights from San Francisco to Chicago?
Answer: United Airlines provides 54% of the non-stop flights between San Francisco and Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from San Francisco to Chicago?
Answer: Los Angeles, CA

Airlines in San Francisco flying to Chicago Last modified: May 25, 2017 2:23 -04:00Number of routes searched: 499Number of itineraries searched: 1,797,458

Wondering which airlines fly out of San Francisco to Chicago? We've gathered the average price of San Francisco 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 Francisco to Chicago
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American -
Alaska -
United -
Virgin America -
American CMH
American OMA
American PDX
American PHX
Air Canada YVR
Alaska PDX
Alaska SEA
Alaska LAX
Alaska SNA
JetBlue BOS
JetBlue JFK
JetBlue FLL
Copa PTY
Major Airlines ATL
Major Airlines SLC
Major Airlines DTW
Major Airlines MSP
Major Airlines CVG
Frontier COS
Frontier DEN
United ANC
United ASE
United ATL
United AUS
Virgin America LAX

San Francisco to Chicago Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in San Francisco 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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Cheap International Flights from San Francisco - SFO Last modified: May 25, 2017 2:23 -04:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

FlightsLowest Price
San Francisco to Toronto$392
Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Chicago