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San Francisco to Chicago Last modified: Mar 25, 2019 2:56 -04:00

We've scanned 48,195,047,545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Chicago. Frontier & Alaska frequently offer the best deals to Chicago flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Frontier
SFOCHI
Tue 5/7
1 stop
CHISFO
Thu 5/9
1 stop
$215
Alaska
SFOCHI
Wed 4/24
nonstop
CHISFO
Sat 5/4
nonstop
$217
American
SFOCHI
Tue 4/16
nonstop
CHISFO
Wed 4/17
nonstop
$217
United
SFOCHI
Tue 4/16
nonstop
CHISFO
Sat 4/20
nonstop
$217
Sun Country
SFOCHI
Sat 4/27
1 stop
CHISFO
Mon 4/29
1 stop
$330
JetBlue
SFOCHI
Sat 4/27
1 stop
CHISFO
Mon 4/29
1 stop
$382

How Much is a Flight from San Francisco to Chicago?

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 $234.

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?

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 $417 $421
7-14 days $317 $321
14-21 days $247 $251
21-30 days $217 $221
30-60 days $217 $215
60-90 days $217 $221
90+ days $291 $287

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Chicago

We've examined 57,595,778,181 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 Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$245$215$217$247$247$217$247

Compare Flight Prices from San Francisco 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 Francisco to Chicago flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
March San Francisco Chicago American 3/25/19 3/29/19 0 $417
April San Francisco Chicago American 4/16/19 4/17/19 0 $217
May San Francisco Chicago Frontier 5/7/19 5/9/19 1 $215
June San Francisco Chicago American 6/4/19 6/8/19 0 $217
July San Francisco Chicago Frontier 7/31/19 8/7/19 1 $308
August San Francisco Chicago American 8/20/19 8/24/19 0 $291
September San Francisco Chicago American 9/4/19 9/7/19 0 $291
October San Francisco Chicago American 10/22/19 10/26/19 0 $291

Cheap Last Minute Flights from San Francisco to Chicago

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
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
$496
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
$496 $328
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$328 $305
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$305 $269
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$269 $226
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
$226

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from San Francisco 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 Francisco to Chicago is $309.

The average price for direct flights from San Francisco to Chicago is $301.

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 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 02:20 10:16
Alaska 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 05:45 05:45
United 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 01:00 19:39
Major Airlines 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 00:25 09:35

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from San Francisco 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 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 $139.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Chicago is $290.

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 16 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 126 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 57% 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: Mar 25, 2019 2:56 -04:00Number of routes searched: 649Number of itineraries searched: 2,861,035

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 -
Interjet GDL
American DFW
American PHX
American CLT
American JFK
Alaska PDX
Alaska SEA
Alaska LAX
Alaska SAN
JetBlue BOS
JetBlue FLL
JetBlue JFK
EVA Air TPE
Major Airlines ATL
Major Airlines SLC
Major Airlines DTW
Major Airlines MSP
Major Airlines CVG
Frontier AUS
Frontier DEN
Frontier LAS
Frontier MIA
Spirit LAS
Sun Country MSP
Tap Portugal LIS
United ABQ
United ASE
United ATL
United AUS

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: Mar 25, 2019 2:56 -04:00

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Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Chicago