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Flight information for San Francisco to Chicago
(SFO to CHI)

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from San Francisco to Chicago
Best Price Found$53The best one-way flight to Chicago from San Francisco in the past 72 hours is $53. The best round-trip flight deal from San Francisco to Chicago found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $124.
Fastest flight time4h 10mThe fastest flight from San Francisco to Chicago takes 4h 10m
Direct flightsMon, Tue, Wed, Fri and SunDirect flights go from San Francisco to Chicago on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The only airline offering direct flights is American Airlines.
Airports in Chicago3 airportsThere are 3 airports near Chicago: Chicago O'Hare Intl (ORD), Chicago Midway (MDW), Chicago Greater Rockford (RFD)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from San Francisco to Chicago

Look no further. We've gone through all the searches for this route on momondo so you have the important information and insights to find the cheapest flight ticket for your trip

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Chicago?

August

The cheapest time of year to fly to Chicago from San Francisco is August. Most expensive is December

What is the cheapest day to depart San Francisco for Chicago?

Tuesday

The cheapest day of the week is typically Tuesday. The most expensive is typically Sunday

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Chicago?

in the evening

San Francisco to Chicago flights are approximately 12% more expensive at noon than in the evening

What is the cheapest airline that flies to Chicago from San Francisco?

Sun Country Air

Alaska Airlines, Frontier, and Major Airline are the most popular carriers operating from San Francisco to Chicago

What is the cheapest San Francisco to Chicago flight route?

San Francisco - Chicago O'Hare Intl

Fly from San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare Intl for the best San Francisco - Chicago flight prices

How far in advance should you book San Francisco to Chicago flights?

31 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from San Francisco to Chicago is approximately 31 days to departure


Easily compare round-trip flights from San Francisco to Chicago

Below you can see the best fares for your round-trip flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from San Francisco to Chicago by changing tabs
Frontier
Mar 1
SFO3:25 pmSan Francisco
8h 00m
1 stop
ORD11:25 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Mar 9
ORD2:30 amChicago O'Hare Intl
18h 42m
1 stop
SFO9:12 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Feb 22
SFO1:45 pmSan Francisco
9h 06m
1 stop
ORD10:51 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Mar 8
ORD3:38 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
12h 52m
1 stop
SFO4:30 amSan Francisco
Delta
Feb 8
SFO3:45 amSan Francisco
6h 05m
1 stop
MDW9:50 amChicago Midway
Feb 9
MDW4:38 amChicago Midway
8h 56m
1 stop
SFO1:34 pmSan Francisco
Frontier
Feb 24
SFO7:59 pmSan Francisco
8h 39m
1 stop
ORD4:38 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Feb 28
ORD7:38 amChicago O'Hare Intl
13h 23m
1 stop
SFO9:01 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Feb 7
SFO1:45 pmSan Francisco
9h 36m
1 stop
ORD11:21 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Feb 13
ORD3:20 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
13h 10m
1 stop
SFO4:30 amSan Francisco
Frontier
Feb 10
SFO7:59 pmSan Francisco
6h 59m
1 stop
ORD2:58 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Feb 14
ORD4:00 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
12h 44m
1 stop
SFO4:44 amSan Francisco

Find the cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Chicago

If you're looking for one-way flights from San Francisco to Chicago, view some of our deals below provided by Alaska Airlines, Delta and Frontier
Frontier
May 3
SFO4:27 pmSan Francisco
7h 43m
1 stop
MDW12:10 amChicago Midway
Multiple Airlines
Mar 7
SFO1:45 pmSan Francisco
23h 30m
1 stop
ORD1:15 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Alaska Airlines
Feb 16
SFO6:00 amSan Francisco
4h 19m
ORD10:19 amChicago O'Hare Intl

Search last-minute flights to Chicago from San Francisco

Find and compare round-trip flight prices for your last-minute flight from San Francisco to Chicago
Frontier
Feb 6
SFO7:59 pmSan Francisco
17h 03m
1 stop
ORD1:02 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Feb 10
ORD9:49 amChicago O'Hare Intl
11h 15m
1 stop
SFO9:04 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Feb 2
SFO8:55 amSan Francisco
7h 34m
1 stop
ORD4:29 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Feb 7
ORD4:00 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
12h 44m
1 stop
SFO4:44 amSan Francisco
Frontier
Feb 5
SFO8:55 amSan Francisco
14h 07m
1 stop
ORD11:02 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Feb 12
ORD4:05 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
12h 39m
1 stop
SFO4:44 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Feb 1
SFO3:32 amSan Francisco
12h 57m
1 stop
ORD4:29 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Feb 8
ORD5:00 amChicago O'Hare Intl
9h 55m
1 stop
SFO2:55 pmSan Francisco
Frontier
Feb 2
SFO1:08 pmSan Francisco
9h 17m
1 stop
ORD10:25 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Feb 9
ORD4:06 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
12h 38m
1 stop
SFO4:44 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Feb 2
SFO8:55 amSan Francisco
7h 34m
1 stop
ORD4:29 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Feb 6
ORD3:20 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
13h 10m
1 stop
SFO4:30 amSan Francisco

Best airlines flying from San Francisco to Chicago

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from San Francisco to Chicago with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Spirit Airlines
PriceFrom $103
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.3
6.4

Boarding

6.0

Comfort

6.9

Crew

5.0

Entertainment

5.3

Food

Reviews

Boarding announcement needs improvement. Didn't hear the zones being called and all of a sudden we hear that we need to on the plane!! Crazy!! Also you had to condense your personal and carry on! We were fine but what about the other passengers?

1 / 10
Frontier
PriceFrom $106
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.2
6.5

Boarding

5.9

Comfort

7.0

Crew

4.8

Entertainment

5.1

Food

Reviews

On the mike they said if you can breathe it means your not wearing your mask properly

1 / 10
Alaska Airlines
PriceFrom $118
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.9
8.2

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

8.4

Crew

7.4

Entertainment

7.3

Food

Reviews

It was fine.

1 / 10
Delta
PriceFrom $127
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.0
8.1

Boarding

8.1

Comfort

8.2

Crew

7.9

Entertainment

7.7

Food

Reviews

Even after posting extra for comfort +, the seats do not recline!

1 / 10
Sun Country Air
PriceFrom $131
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.4
7.6

Boarding

7.5

Comfort

8.3

Crew

6.4

Entertainment

6.5

Food

Reviews

Easy boarding, plenty of overhead space, entertaining staff, good progress communication, and on-time arrival.

1 / 10
American Airlines
PriceFrom $138
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.2
7.4

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Flight attendant for first class is definitely not a morning person. Oh and the WiFi DID NOT WORK!

1 / 10
United Airlines
PriceFrom $138
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.3
7.5

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Crew

7.0

Entertainment

6.7

Food

Reviews

I’m not a fan of the CRJ aircraft.

1 / 10
Southwest
PriceFrom $299
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.9
8.0

Boarding

7.9

Comfort

8.3

Crew

7.5

Entertainment

7.0

Food

Reviews

Snacks could be better

1 / 10

Frontier flights from San Francisco to Chicago

Our best Frontier deals on San Francisco to Chicago flight tickets
Frontier
Mar 1
SFO3:25 pmSan Francisco
8h 00m
1 stop
ORD11:25 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Mar 9
ORD2:30 amChicago O'Hare Intl
18h 42m
1 stop
SFO9:12 pmSan Francisco
Frontier
Feb 24
SFO7:59 pmSan Francisco
8h 39m
1 stop
ORD4:38 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Feb 28
ORD7:38 amChicago O'Hare Intl
13h 23m
1 stop
SFO9:01 pmSan Francisco
Frontier
Feb 10
SFO7:59 pmSan Francisco
6h 59m
1 stop
ORD2:58 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Feb 14
ORD4:00 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
12h 44m
1 stop
SFO4:44 amSan Francisco

Delta flights from San Francisco to Chicago

Our best Delta deals on San Francisco to Chicago flight tickets
Delta
Feb 8
SFO3:45 amSan Francisco
6h 05m
1 stop
MDW9:50 amChicago Midway
Feb 9
MDW4:38 amChicago Midway
8h 56m
1 stop
SFO1:34 pmSan Francisco
Delta
Feb 8
SFO7:30 amSan Francisco
7h 48m
1 stop
MDW3:18 pmChicago Midway
Feb 22
MDW8:30 amChicago Midway
7h 53m
1 stop
SFO4:23 pmSan Francisco
Delta
Feb 7
SFO5:30 pmSan Francisco
8h 23m
1 stop
MDW1:53 amChicago Midway
Feb 10
MDW1:30 amChicago Midway
6h 50m
1 stop
SFO8:20 amSan Francisco

  • Are airlines flying from San Francisco to Chicago offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    Some of our partner airlines flying from San Francisco to Chicago are adopting new policies due to the global impact of COVID-19. Some of the airlines that may be waiving their cancellation fees are United Airlines, American Airlines, and Alaska Airlines. You can search for the full list of airlines like United Airlines that are offering this flexibility.

  • How far is San Francisco to Chicago by plane?

    A flight from San Francisco to Chicago will travel around 1852.8 mi. Typically, this will take 4h 16m by plane in normal conditions.


Can I fly to Chicago from San Francisco right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Chicago within the United States

Most visitors from San Francisco need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Chicago.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

Can I fly back to San Francisco from Chicago?

Returning to San Francisco from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

If you are planning to travel to Chicago at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

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