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Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Chicago to San Francisco?

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 Chicago to San Francisco 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 Chicago to San Francisco?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $142 $506
7-14 days $207 $229
14-21 days $259 $206
21-30 days $223 $148
30-60 days $177 $157
60-90 days $341 $186
90+ days $26,138 $263

Compare Flight Prices from Chicago to San Francisco 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 Chicago to San Francisco flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
April Chicago San Francisco !! 4/24/21 4/30/21 0 $207
April Chicago San Francisco !! 4/7/21 4/10/21 0 $129
June Chicago San Francisco Alaska 6/19/21 6/27/21 0 $61
July Chicago San Francisco Alaska 7/7/21 7/17/21 0 $341
July Chicago San Francisco United 7/27/21 8/4/21 1 $303
August Chicago San Francisco United 8/20/21 8/23/21 1 $303
September Chicago San Francisco United 9/1/21 9/7/21 1 $303
October Chicago San Francisco Alaska 10/8/21 10/11/21 0 $370

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Chicago to San Francisco

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

Next 30 Days

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$443
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$443 $378
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$187
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Chicago to San Francisco

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 Chicago to San Francisco is $287.

The average price for direct flights from Chicago to San Francisco is $341.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Chicago to San Francisco - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 01:30 15:30
United 12 12 12 12 12 10 11 02:00 16:10

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

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 Chicago to San Francisco. 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 Chicago to San Francisco is $178.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to San Francisco is $341.

Chicago to San Francisco Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Chicago to San Francisco?
Answer: The average Chicago to San Francisco flight time is 4 hours and 39 minutes.
Question: How far is San Francisco from Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Chicago to San Francisco is 1,841 miles (2,962 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from Chicago to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 116 direct flights from Chicago to San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular Chicago airlines for direct flights from Chicago to San Francisco?
Answer: United Airlines provides 69% of the non-stop flights between Chicago and San Francisco.

Airlines in Chicago flying to San Francisco Last modified: Apr 19, 2021 17:51 -04:00Number of routes searched: 0Number of itineraries searched: 0

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

Chicago to San Francisco Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Chicago and San Francisco. 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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