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The cheapest flights from San Francisco, CA to Chicago

Showing times and prices for May 24

Cheapest

$98

Average

$147

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from San Francisco, CA to Chicago will cost around $ 147 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 98.

frontier airlines
07:59AMSan Francisco, CA18h07 02:06AMChicago
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$981One-way
frontier airlines
11:54PMSan Francisco, CA11h32 11:26AMChicago
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$1711One-way
frontier airlines
08:59AMSan Francisco, CA18h01 03:00AMChicago
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$1711One-way

Flight schedule from San Francisco, CA to Chicago

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frontier airlines
07:59AMSan Francisco, CA18h07 02:06AMChicago
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frontier airlines
08:59AMSan Francisco, CA18h01 03:00AMChicago
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frontier airlines
11:54PMSan Francisco, CA11h32 11:26AMChicago
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Tue
May 24
$194Amtrak
$302Greyhound
$98frontier airlines
Wed
May 25
$370Amtrak
$298Greyhound
$258United
Thu
May 26
$242Amtrak
$331Greyhound
$354United
Fri
May 27
$211Amtrak
$207Greyhound
$59frontier airlines
Sat
May 28
$155Amtrak
$321Greyhound
$289United
Sun
May 29
$360Amtrak
$214Greyhound
$358American Airlines
Mon
May 30
$150Amtrak
$296Greyhound
$366United

The fastest flights from San Francisco, CA to Chicago

Showing times and prices for May 24

Fastest Journey

11 h 32 m

Average

15 h 53 m

Flights per day

3

Distance

2983 km

Of the 3 flights that leave San Francisco, CA for Chicago every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct flights cover the 2983 km distance in an average of 15 h 53 m but if you time it right, some flights will get you there in just 11 h 32 m .

The slowest flights will take 18 h 7 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

frontier airlines
11:54PMSan Francisco, CA11h32 11:26AMChicago
0 changes
$1711One-way
frontier airlines
08:59AMSan Francisco, CA18h01 03:00AMChicago
0 changes
$1711One-way
frontier airlines
07:59AMSan Francisco, CA18h07 02:06AMChicago
0 changes
$981One-way

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Overview: San Francisco, CA to Chicago flight

distanceDistance1849 miles (2983 km)
durationAverage flight duration4 h 13 min
priceAverage plane ticket price$320 (€284)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesUnited, frontier airlines, Alaska Airlines or Southwest Airlines

Flights from San Francisco, CA to Chicago cover the 1849 miles (2983 km) long route taking on average 4 h 13 min with our travel partners like United, frontier airlines, Alaska Airlines or Southwest Airlines. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this trip for as low as $110 (€98), but the average price of plane tickets is $320 (€284).

Airlines: United flights from San Francisco, CA to Chicago

United flights will get you between San Francisco, CA and Chicago from $111 (€98). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best flight times and tickets for your trip.

United

United Airlines is one of the USA’s leading airline and operates domestic and international routes. Economy, Premium Economy and Business are the ticket fares that the airline offers for your next flight from San Francisco, CA to Chicago.

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy flight from San Francisco, CA to Chicago, check Omio for United flights offering this journey. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest flight to take for this 1849 miles (2983 km) route from San Francisco, CA to Chicago, Omio makes it easier than ever to find United flights at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book plane tickets online. Check the current United flight schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route to Chicago from San Francisco, CA as well as relevant ticket information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and book your United flight on Omio. If you search for flights from San Francisco, CA to Chicago in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the United tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. With prices for United flights to Chicago from San Francisco, CA starting at $205 (€182), buy your official United tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

  • Average Price: $205

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FAQs

How much do cheap flights between San Francisco, CA and Chicago cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest flights from San Francisco, CA to Chicago to cost as little as $110 (€98)  in the next 7 days.

What is the price of a flight ticket from San Francisco, CA to Chicago?

The flight price between San Francisco, CA and Chicago is on average $320 (€284)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.

How far is it from San Francisco, CA to Chicago by plane?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance from San Francisco, CA to Chicago by plane to be approximately 1849 miles (2983 km).

How long is the plane ride to Chicago from San Francisco, CA?

On average the San Francisco, CA to Chicago flight time is 4 h 13 min  covering the 1849 miles (2983 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What airlines offer a service to Chicago from San Francisco, CA?

When taking a flight from San Francisco, CA to Chicago, you can count on United, frontier airlines, Alaska Airlines or Southwest Airlines for the best way to get you to Chicago. You can also check all possible airlines who offer a service from San Francisco, CA to Chicago and compare the amenities they offer before buying a plane ticket.

Are there any nonstop flight services from San Francisco, CA to Chicago?

Yes, there are direct flights from San Francisco, CA to Chicago, and you can find a direct flight for this route with American Airlines or United  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your plane ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

What time is the earliest flight from San Francisco, CA to Chicago? What time is the last flight from San Francisco, CA to Chicago?

The first San Francisco, CA to Chicago flight departs at 5: 29 AM   and the last flight from San Francisco, CA to Chicago leaves at 11: 10 PM. Check out the most up-to-date flight schedule from San Francisco, CA to Chicago on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How far in advance should I book a plane ticket from San Francisco, CA to Chicago to get the best deals?

The price of a one way plane ticket from San Francisco, CA to Chicago is on average $320 (€284) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for flights from all possible airlines offering this trip. In general, you can find plane tickets between San Francisco, CA and Chicago available a few months in advance.