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San Francisco to Chicago Last modified: Oct 18, 2021 9:01 -04:00

We've scanned 1,972,836 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Chicago. !! & 00 frequently offer the best deals to Chicago flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

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SFOCHI
Wed 10/27
nonstop
CHISFO
Tue 11/2
nonstop
$100
00
SFOCHI
Wed 11/10
nonstop
CHISFO
Sat 11/13
nonstop
$111
Frontier
SFOCHI
Wed 11/3
2 stops
CHISFO
Wed 11/10
2 stops
$129
Alaska
SFOCHI
Tue 11/9
nonstop
CHISFO
Tue 11/16
nonstop
$157
United
SFOCHI
Wed 11/17
nonstop
CHISFO
Sun 11/28
nonstop
$517

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 $129.

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 $113 $212
7-14 days $100 $182
14-21 days $113 $129
21-30 days $111 $129
30-60 days $112 $279
60-90 days $118 $427
90+ days $135 $237

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Chicago

We've examined 3,945,672 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 Wednesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$138$112$100$138$160$113$136

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
October San Francisco Chicago !! 10/27/21 11/2/21 0 $100
November San Francisco Chicago 00 11/10/21 11/13/21 0 $111
December San Francisco Chicago 00 12/1/21 12/8/21 0 $112
January San Francisco Chicago 00 1/8/22 1/15/22 0 $118
February San Francisco Chicago !! 2/1/22 2/12/22 0 $138
March San Francisco Chicago 00 3/2/22 3/3/22 0 $138
April San Francisco Chicago 00 4/12/22 4/26/22 0 $260
May San Francisco Chicago United 5/27/22 5/31/22 2 $237

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.

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$200 $142
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$138

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 $214.

The average price for direct flights from San Francisco to Chicago is $219.

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 $94.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Chicago is $205.

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.

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