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Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Chicago, IL, United States - SFO to CHI Last modified: Jul 29, 2016 2:45 AM

Popular flights from San Francisco to Chicago Last modified: Jul 29, 2016 2:45 AM

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.

American
SFOCHI
Sat 11/5
nonstop
CHISFO
Wed 11/9
nonstop
$127
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United
SFOCHI
Tue 9/13
nonstop
CHISFO
Wed 9/14
nonstop
$157
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United
SFOCHI
Sat 9/17
nonstop
CHISFO
Wed 9/21
nonstop
$157
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United
SFOCHI
Wed 9/21
nonstop
CHISFO
Tue 9/27
nonstop
$157
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United
SFOCHI
Tue 10/4
nonstop
CHISFO
Wed 10/12
nonstop
$157
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Frontier
SFOCHI
Tue 8/23
nonstop
CHISFO
Tue 9/6
nonstop
$167
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Frontier
SFOCHI
Tue 8/23
nonstop
CHISFO
Tue 8/30
nonstop
$167
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Frontier
SFOCHI
Tue 8/30
nonstop
CHISFO
Tue 9/13
nonstop
$167
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Frontier
SFOCHI
Tue 8/30
nonstop
CHISFO
Tue 9/6
nonstop
$167
Select
Frontier
SFOCHI
Tue 9/6
nonstop
CHISFO
Tue 9/13
nonstop
$167
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Virgin America
SFOCHI
Tue 8/16
nonstop
CHISFO
Fri 8/19
nonstop
$257
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Virgin America
SFOCHI
Tue 8/16
nonstop
CHISFO
Thu 8/18
nonstop
$257
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Virgin America
SFOCHI
Tue 8/16
nonstop
CHISFO
Sun 8/21
nonstop
$257
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Virgin America
SFOCHI
Tue 8/16
nonstop
CHISFO
Wed 8/24
nonstop
$257
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Virgin America
SFOCHI
Tue 8/16
nonstop
CHISFO
Thu 8/25
nonstop
$257
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Alaska
SFOCHI
Fri 10/28
1 stop
CHISFO
Tue 11/1
1 stop
$273
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JetBlue
SFOCHI
Tue 10/4
1 stop
CHISFO
Wed 10/12
1 stop
$584
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How Much Does it Cost to Fly from San Francisco to Chicago (SFO to CHI)?

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 $184.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from San Francisco to Chicago (SFO to CHI)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane 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 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 Francisco to Chicago

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $282 $311
7-14 days $211 $231
14-21 days $232 $231
21-30 days $167 $205
30-60 days $157 $205
60-90 days $157 $205
90+ days $127 $196

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Chicago

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$188 $157 $157 $177 $226 $157 $223

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from San Francisco to Chicago

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
July San Francisco Chicago American 7/30/16 8/14/16 1 $415
August San Francisco Chicago Frontier 8/23/16 8/30/16 0 $167
September San Francisco Chicago United 9/13/16 9/14/16 0 $157
October San Francisco Chicago United 10/4/16 10/12/16 0 $157
November San Francisco Chicago American 11/5/16 11/9/16 0 $127
December San Francisco Chicago Frontier 12/3/16 12/13/16 0 $237
January San Francisco Chicago Frontier 1/18/17 1/25/17 0 $237
February San Francisco Chicago American 2/9/17 2/14/17 0 $249

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
$327
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$327 $235
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$235 $252
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$252 $232
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$232 $307
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$307

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from San Francisco to Chicago (SFO to CHI)

Your San Francisco 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 Francisco to Chicago is $316.

The average price for non-stop flights from San Francisco to Chicago is $227.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from San Francisco to Chicago
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 8 7 7 7 8 8 7 01:15 23:59
Frontier 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 09:15 09:15
United 16 16 16 16 16 14 15 00:30 23:12
Virgin America 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 07:10 16:00

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from San Francisco to Chicago (SFO 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 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 $184.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Chicago is $282.

San Francisco to Chicago Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from San Francisco to Chicago?
Answer: The average San Francisco to Chicago flight time is 4 hours and 10 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between San Francisco and Chicago?
Answer: The distance from San Francisco to Chicago is 1841 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from San Francisco to Chicago?
Answer: There are 181 direct flights from San Francisco to Chicago.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from San Francisco to Chicago?
Answer: United Airlines provides 60% 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: Atlanta, GA

Airlines Flying from San Francisco to Chicago (SFO to CHI) Number of flights searched: 297Last modified: Jul 29, 2016 2:46 AM

Below are the different airlines that fly from San Francisco 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 Francisco to Chicago.

San Francisco to Chicago
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
American PHX X X X X X X X
Alaska SEA X X X X X X X
Delta ATL X X X X X X X
Frontier - X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United DEN X X X X X X X
Virgin America - X X X X X X X
Virgin America LAX X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest DEN X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

Cheap Domestic Flights from San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Francisco to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Hawaiian, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $284
San Francisco to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, United $197
San Francisco to Milwaukee American, Alaska, Frontier, United $244
San Francisco to Detroit American, Alaska, Frontier, United $244
San Francisco to Indianapolis American, Alaska, Frontier, United $244
San Francisco to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $208
San Francisco to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Alaska, Frontier, Sun Country, United $239
San Francisco to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $112
San Francisco to Madison American, Alaska, Frontier, United $244
San Francisco to St Louis American, Alaska, Frontier, United $244
San Francisco to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $147

Cheap International Flights from San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Francisco to Toronto American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America, WestJet $360

Cheap Domestic Flights to Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Oakland to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $197
Sacramento to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $264
San Jose to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $221
Fresno to Chicago American, Alaska, United $282
Reno to Chicago American, Alaska, United $284
Monterey to Chicago American, Alaska, United $398
San Luis Obispo to Chicago American, Alaska, United $398
Modesto to ChicagoCheck Dates
Chico to ChicagoCheck Dates
Redding to Chicago Alaska, United $522
Santa Rosa to Chicago American, Alaska $610
Sacramento to Milwaukee American, Alaska, United $374
San Jose to Milwaukee American, Alaska, United $324
San Jose to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $345
Oakland to Milwaukee American, Alaska, United $351
Oakland to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $354
Sacramento to Atlanta American, Alaska, United $389
Sacramento to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $310
Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Chicago, IL, United States, from $127 Round trip from SFO to CHI