Cheap Flights from Chicago to San Francisco International in 2019

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Flight information Chicago to San Francisco International

Cheapest roundtrip price last month


Non-stop airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 1829 miles

4h 30min

Most popular airline last month


San Francisco International

1 airport

Frequently asked questions

There's one airport in San Francisco International: San Francisco International.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Chicago to San Francisco International is $166. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
4h 30min is the average flight time from Chicago to San Francisco International.
There are 5 airlines who fly non-stop from Chicago to San Francisco International.
There are 161 flights per week flying from Chicago to San Francisco International, as of October.

The economic, cultural, and transportation hub of the American Midwest is home to 2.7 million people. When one takes into consideration the greater metropolitan zone, known locally as Chicagoland, Chi-Town certainly lives up to its official title of being the third largest city in the country.

An impressive 9 million people live in its vast reaching, all-encompassing suburbs, and diverse neighborhoods. The declared seat of Illinois’ Cook County, The Windy City has made an indelible mark on American society; and will continue to affect its economic output on a grand scale for years to come!

San Francisco can be found on the other side of the country, 1,859 miles away on California’s coastline. The trip to The City by the Bay is a 3 hour and 43 minute trek by plane, and direct flights from Chicago to San Francisco can be reserved through Alaska Airlines, Continental Airlines, United, US Airways, and Virgin America. San Fran’s climate is much warmer, so be sure to pack your swimsuit if traveling during the summer!

Getting Out of O’Hare Airspace

If you are a resident of Chicago, then the fact that O’Hare International is currently ranked the world’s busiest airport should come as no surprise. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson was in first place for about 9 years concerning the total number of annual flight take-offs and landings, but O’Hare finally caught up and surpassed the southern airfield.

Chicago’s principal airport is deemed the third busiest in the United States for passenger traffic, offers direct, non-stop flights to 210 worldwide destinations. Very few airports have accomplished such a feat, and this combined with O’Hare’s unparalleled and streamlined efficiency, indeed earn it the “Best Airport in North America” award, one it received by two major publications!

Sizing up San Francisco: Let the Fun Begin!

The phrase “only in San Francisco” bears a lot of meaning. Fog City is world renowned for the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge, steep hills that require you to use your car’s emergency brake (in all honesty), and a liberal, upbeat group of people!

A walk across the city’s famous bridge is free and the best views of the bay; while there, take a quick detour to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Crissy Field, The Palace of Fine Arts, and Alcatraz Island are additional attractions every visitor to San Fran should see at least once!

Your East Coast vacation can be a lot more affordable. Simply use Skyscanner’s airfare compare tool for cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco. The savings are instant, the excitement permanent!

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