Flights from Los Angeles, California to Chicago, United States

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We've scanned 115,678,683 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Chicago. Multiple Airlines & Spirit frequently offer the best deals to Chicago flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Multiple Airlines
LAXCHI
Tue 1/16
nonstop
CHILAX
Tue 1/16
nonstop
Spirit
LAXCHI
Fri 2/9
nonstop
CHILAX
Sat 2/10
nonstop
$113
Frontier
LAXCHI
Sat 2/17
1 stop
CHILAX
Wed 2/21
1 stop
$130
American
LAXCHI
Tue 2/20
nonstop
CHILAX
Wed 2/21
nonstop
$179
United
LAXCHI
Thu 2/22
nonstop
CHILAX
Mon 2/26
nonstop
$179
Major Airlines
LAXCHI
Thu 2/22
1 stop
CHILAX
Mon 2/26
1 stop
$228

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

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Los Angeles, California to Chicago, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $146.

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

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $209 $226
7-14 days $68 $172
14-21 days $69 $146
21-30 days $137 $149
30-60 days $137 $130
60-90 days $201 $146
90+ days $201 $210

Cheapest Day To Fly from Los Angeles, California to Chicago

We've examined 231,357,366 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Los Angeles, California to Chicago is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$137$68$69$137$130$338$137

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
January Los Angeles, California Chicago Multiple Airlines 1/16/24 1/16/24 0 $68
February Los Angeles, California Chicago Frontier 2/17/24 2/21/24 1 $130
March Los Angeles, California Chicago Spirit 3/4/24 3/5/24 0 $137
April Los Angeles, California Chicago Frontier 4/2/24 4/9/24 1 $146
May Los Angeles, California Chicago Spirit 5/1/24 5/4/24 0 $201
June Los Angeles, California Chicago Spirit 6/1/24 6/3/24 0 $201
July Los Angeles, California Chicago Spirit 7/1/24 7/13/24 0 $201
August Los Angeles, California Chicago Spirit 8/2/24 8/5/24 0 $201

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Los Angeles, California to Chicago

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$281
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$281 $158
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$158 $137
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$137 $137
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$137 $137
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
$137

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Los Angeles, California 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 Los Angeles, California to Chicago is $324.

The average price for direct flights from Los Angeles, California to Chicago is $226.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Los Angeles, California to Chicago - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 02:15 19:59
United 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 02:00 19:30

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Los Angeles, California 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 Los Angeles, California 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 Los Angeles, California to Chicago is $110.

The average price for round trip flights from Los Angeles, California to Chicago is $230.

Los Angeles, California to Chicago Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Los Angeles, California to Chicago?
Answer: The average Los Angeles, California to Chicago flight time is 3 hours and 57 minutes.
Question: How far is Chicago from Los Angeles, California?
Answer: The distance from Los Angeles, California to Chicago is 1,740 miles (2,800 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from Los Angeles, California to Chicago?
Answer: There are 132 direct flights from Los Angeles, California to Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular Los Angeles, California airlines for direct flights from Los Angeles, California to Chicago?
Answer: United Airlines provides 52% of the non-stop flights between Los Angeles, California and Chicago.

Los Angeles, California to Chicago Airports

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