Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco from $63

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

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from Chicago to San Francisco
Best Price Found$63The best one-way flight to San Francisco from Chicago in the past 72 hours is $63. The best round-trip flight deal from Chicago to San Francisco found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $124.
Fastest flight time4h 41mThe fastest flight from Chicago to San Francisco takes 4h 41m
Direct flightsMon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat and SunDirect flights go from Chicago to San Francisco on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The only airline offering direct flights is American Airlines.
Airports in San Francisco1 airportThere is 1 airport near San Francisco: San Francisco (SFO)

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

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 Chicago to San Francisco?

August

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

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

Saturday

The cheapest day of the week is typically Saturday. The most expensive is typically Monday

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

in the evening

Chicago to San Francisco flights are approximately 3% more expensive in the morning than in the evening

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

Spirit Airlines

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

What is the cheapest Chicago to San Francisco flight route?

Chicago O'Hare Intl - San Francisco

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

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

31 days before

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


Easily compare round-trip flights from Chicago to San Francisco

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 Chicago to San Francisco by changing tabs
Frontier
May 11
MDW2:15 pmChicago Midway
6h 50m
1 stop
SFO9:05 pmSan Francisco
May 17
SFO4:27 pmSan Francisco
7h 43m
1 stop
MDW12:10 amChicago Midway
Multiple Airlines
Feb 16
ORD3:38 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
12h 52m
1 stop
SFO4:30 amSan Francisco
Feb 23
SFO4:40 amSan Francisco
8h 35m
1 stop
ORD1:15 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
Feb 9
MDW4:38 amChicago Midway
8h 56m
1 stop
SFO1:34 pmSan Francisco
Feb 15
SFO3:45 amSan Francisco
6h 05m
1 stop
MDW9:50 amChicago Midway
Frontier
Feb 25
ORD7:46 amChicago O'Hare Intl
13h 25m
1 stop
SFO9:11 pmSan Francisco
Mar 1
SFO3:25 pmSan Francisco
8h 00m
1 stop
ORD11:25 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Feb 16
ORD3:38 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
12h 52m
1 stop
SFO4:30 amSan Francisco
Mar 8
SFO2:48 amSan Francisco
10h 27m
1 stop
ORD1:15 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Feb 14
ORD4:00 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
12h 44m
1 stop
SFO4:44 amSan Francisco
Feb 24
SFO7:59 pmSan Francisco
8h 39m
1 stop
ORD4:38 amChicago O'Hare Intl

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

If you're looking for one-way flights from Chicago to San Francisco, view some of our deals below provided by Alaska Airlines, Delta and Frontier
Frontier
Feb 12
ORD4:05 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
12h 39m
1 stop
SFO4:44 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Feb 23
ORD3:38 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
12h 52m
1 stop
SFO4:30 amSan Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Feb 9
ORD1:14 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
4h 56m
SFO6:10 pmSan Francisco

Search last-minute flights to San Francisco from Chicago

Find and compare round-trip flight prices for your last-minute flight from Chicago to San Francisco
Frontier
Feb 2
ORD4:00 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
12h 45m
1 stop
SFO4:45 amSan Francisco
Feb 12
SFO11:02 amSan Francisco
12h 00m
1 stop
ORD11:02 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Feb 6
ORD3:20 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
13h 10m
1 stop
SFO4:30 amSan Francisco
Feb 14
SFO1:45 pmSan Francisco
9h 36m
1 stop
ORD11:21 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Feb 2
ORD4:00 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
12h 45m
1 stop
SFO4:45 amSan Francisco
Feb 10
SFO7:59 pmSan Francisco
6h 59m
1 stop
ORD2:58 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Feb 2
ORD4:22 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
12h 23m
1 stop
SFO4:45 amSan Francisco
Feb 7
SFO1:45 pmSan Francisco
9h 36m
1 stop
ORD11:21 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Feb 1
ORD3:43 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
13h 57m
1 stop
SFO5:40 amSan Francisco
Feb 10
SFO7:59 pmSan Francisco
6h 59m
1 stop
ORD2:58 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Feb 5
ORD5:30 amChicago O'Hare Intl
8h 51m
1 stop
SFO2:21 pmSan Francisco
Feb 7
SFO1:45 pmSan Francisco
9h 36m
1 stop
ORD11:21 pmChicago O'Hare Intl

Best airlines flying from Chicago to San Francisco

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from Chicago to San Francisco with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Frontier
PriceFrom $102
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.2
6.5

Boarding

5.9

Comfort

7.0

Crew

4.8

Entertainment

5.1

Food

Reviews

Flight staff was great! No free refreshments onboard but that was expected. We took off an hour late and waiting for our checked baggage to come around took forever so that was a little bit annoying.

1 / 10
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

Único malo en este vuelo la tardanza en la salida lo demás excelente!!

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

Free exit seat up grade No food

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
American Airlines
PriceFrom $128
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
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
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

Bring own entertainment and food. Amenities in economy are a thing of the past with United

1 / 10

Frontier flights from Chicago to San Francisco

Our best Frontier deals on Chicago to San Francisco flight tickets
Frontier
May 11
MDW2:15 pmChicago Midway
6h 50m
1 stop
SFO9:05 pmSan Francisco
May 17
SFO4:27 pmSan Francisco
7h 43m
1 stop
MDW12:10 amChicago Midway
Frontier
Feb 25
ORD7:46 amChicago O'Hare Intl
13h 25m
1 stop
SFO9:11 pmSan Francisco
Mar 1
SFO3:25 pmSan Francisco
8h 00m
1 stop
ORD11:25 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Feb 14
ORD4:00 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
12h 44m
1 stop
SFO4:44 amSan Francisco
Feb 24
SFO7:59 pmSan Francisco
8h 39m
1 stop
ORD4:38 amChicago O'Hare Intl

Delta flights from Chicago to San Francisco

Our best Delta deals on Chicago to San Francisco flight tickets
Delta
Feb 9
MDW4:38 amChicago Midway
8h 56m
1 stop
SFO1:34 pmSan Francisco
Feb 15
SFO3:45 amSan Francisco
6h 05m
1 stop
MDW9:50 amChicago Midway
Delta
Feb 15
MDW8:30 amChicago Midway
7h 53m
1 stop
SFO4:23 pmSan Francisco
Feb 23
SFO6:58 amSan Francisco
8h 07m
1 stop
MDW3:05 pmChicago Midway
Delta
Feb 15
MDW1:30 amChicago Midway
6h 50m
1 stop
SFO8:20 amSan Francisco
Feb 24
SFO3:45 amSan Francisco
6h 05m
1 stop
MDW9:50 amChicago Midway

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

    Some of our partner airlines flying from Chicago to San Francisco 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 Chicago to San Francisco by plane?

    San Francisco is 1852.8 mi away from Chicago. Typically, this will take 4h 42m by plane in normal conditions.


Can I fly to San Francisco from Chicago right now?

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

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

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.

Can I fly back to Chicago from San Francisco?

Returning to Chicago from San Francisco

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.

If you are planning to travel to San Francisco 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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