Flights from San Francisco to Chicago, United States

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San Francisco to Chicago Last modified: Jan 22, 2024 8:24 -05:00

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

Frontier
SFOCHI
Wed 4/10
nonstop
CHISFO
Tue 4/16
nonstop
$128
Multiple Airlines
SFOCHI
Tue 1/30
nonstop
CHISFO
Wed 1/31
nonstop
$143
American
SFOCHI
Sat 2/10
nonstop
CHISFO
Tue 2/13
nonstop
$177
Alaska
SFOCHI
Sat 2/10
nonstop
CHISFO
Tue 2/13
nonstop
$217
Major Airlines
SFOCHI
Sat 2/3
1 stop
CHISFO
Tue 2/6
1 stop
$236
United
SFOCHI
Sat 3/2
nonstop
CHISFO
Mon 3/4
nonstop
$237

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 $167.

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 $299 $210
7-14 days $178 $170
14-21 days $177 $170
21-30 days $177 $170
30-60 days $177 $170
60-90 days $177 $149
90+ days $128 $149

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco 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 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
$169$149$170$170$170 $170

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
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$210
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$210 $179
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$179 $170
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$170 $170
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$170 $170
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
$170

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 $179.

The average price for direct flights from San Francisco to Chicago is $163.

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 5 5 03:00 18:55
United 12 12 12 12 12 9 12 02:00 19:25

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 $85.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Chicago is $161.

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 4 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 116 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 69% of the non-stop flights between San Francisco and Chicago.

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.

Farecompare Research Tools

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