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Chicago to Los Angeles International

  • The most popular airline flying from Chicago to Los Angeles International last month was United
  • The average flight time from Chicago to Los Angeles International is 4h 9min
  • There are 238 flights a week from Chicago to Los Angeles International
  • 8 airlines fly direct from Chicago to Los Angeles International
  • Chicago to Los Angeles International is 1,739 miles
  • $190 was the cheapest return price from Chicago to Los Angeles International last month

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From the stark, blustering beauty of Chicago’s skyline to the sunny sprawl of Los Angeles in the space of an afternoon. Just over 1,700 hundred miles separate The Windy City from The City of Angels, and you’ll spend about four hours and fifteen minutes in the air on a direct flight.

American Airlines, United, Spirit and Virgin America all offer nonstop service from Chicago O’Hare(ORD) to Los Angeles International(LAX.) American and United each have more than 70 weekly direct flights between the two cities. You can also fly from Chicago Midway(MDW) to LAX with Southwest Airlines.

Making your way to Chicago’s airports

Chicago O’Hare (ORD) is the city’s main airport and the largest in the state. It is also one of the busiest airports on the planet, so prepare to face a high volume of fellow passengers at rush times. The airport is made up of four passenger terminals, designated 1, 2, 3, and 5. Because ORD benefits from a direct train connection, public transportation can often be a quicker option than driving. You can catch the CTA Blue Line, which runs between The Loop and O’Hare 24/7.

Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) is a lot smaller and it’s also closer to downtown. Many passengers find it more convenient, and you can often find cheaper flights leaving from MDW, so it’s worth checking out.  This single terminal airport is divided into three concourses, and getting around is simple. Midway also has a direct train connection. The CTA Orange Line travels from the Loop to MDW in less than half an hour. Just be aware that once you arrive at the airport stop, you’ll need to walk through a tunnel to the main terminal building, and that journey can take 10 to 15 minutes.

Arriving in Los Angeles

This vast city is famous for many reasons, though many of those reasons (Disneyland, Hollywood, Rodeo Drive) aren’t technically in LA. Still, the shopping, the beaches, the decadent lifestyles, the health-conscious restaurants: it’s all right there.

If you want an LA experience that’s a little off the beaten path, try spending extra time outside. It’s not hard when the weather is so predictably gorgeous. Runyon Canyon Park is a gorgeous place to hike, and it’s regularly ornamented by celebrities getting their jog on. If you can, try to catch the sunset from the enormous Ferris wheel at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. It’s something you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

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