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Chicago to Los Angeles, California Last modified: Dec 4, 2021 16:52 -05:00

We've scanned 2,767,663 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Los Angeles, California. 00 & !! frequently offer the best deals to Los Angeles, California flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

00
CHILAX
Tue 2/1
nonstop
LAXCHI
Tue 2/8
nonstop
!!
CHILAX
Sat 1/29
nonstop
LAXCHI
Sat 2/5
nonstop
Spirit
CHILAX
Thu 12/9
nonstop
LAXCHI
Fri 12/10
nonstop
$120
United
CHILAX
Wed 12/22
1 stop
LAXCHI
Tue 12/28
1 stop
$166
Frontier
CHILAX
Wed 12/22
1 stop
LAXCHI
Wed 12/29
1 stop
$177
Alaska
CHILAX
Tue 3/1
2 stops
LAXCHI
Tue 3/15
2 stops
$266

How Much is a Flight from Chicago to Los Angeles, California?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Chicago to Los Angeles, California, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $90.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, California?

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 Los Angeles, California 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 Los Angeles, California?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Chicago to Los Angeles, California.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $112 $115
7-14 days $112 $331
14-21 days $170 $144
21-30 days $506 $334
30-60 days $79 $146
60-90 days $82 $200
90+ days $118 $379

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to Los Angeles, California

We've examined 5,535,326 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Chicago to Los Angeles, California is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$89$79$80$88$88$82$122

Compare Flight Prices from Chicago to Los Angeles, California 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 Los Angeles, California flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
December Chicago Los Angeles, California 00 12/8/21 12/11/21 0 $112
January Chicago Los Angeles, California 00 1/11/22 1/18/22 0 $80
February Chicago Los Angeles, California 00 2/1/22 2/8/22 0 $79
March Chicago Los Angeles, California 00 3/1/22 3/16/22 0 $118
April Chicago Los Angeles, California 00 4/5/22 4/6/22 0 $118
May Chicago Los Angeles, California 00 5/3/22 5/4/22 0 $118
June Chicago Los Angeles, California 00 6/14/22 6/22/22 0 $179
July Chicago Los Angeles, California 00 7/13/22 7/27/22 0 $119

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, California

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$112
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$112 $428 $369
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$369 $428 $508
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
$508
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$302
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$302

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, California

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 Los Angeles, California is $231.

The average price for direct flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, California is $161.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, California.

Weekly Direct Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, California - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 02:30 17:15
United 10 10 10 10 10 7 9 01:40 16:05

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, California

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 Los Angeles, California. 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 Los Angeles, California is $61.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, California is $156.

Chicago to Los Angeles, California Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Chicago to Los Angeles, California?
Answer: The average Chicago to Los Angeles, California flight time is 4 hours and 25 minutes.
Question: How far is Los Angeles, California from Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Chicago to Los Angeles, California is 1,740 miles (2,800 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, California?
Answer: There are 129 direct flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, California.
Question: What are the most popular Chicago airlines for direct flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, California?
Answer: United Airlines provides 51% of the non-stop flights between Chicago and Los Angeles, California.

Chicago to Los Angeles, California Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Chicago and Los Angeles, California. 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 Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, California