Flights from Chicago to San Diego

Selected fares from Chicago to San Diego

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
CHI SAN Tue, Sep 1 - Wed, Sep 9 $237
CHI SAN Wed, May 27 - Mon, Jun 1 $307
CHI SAN Wed, Jun 3 - Sun, Jun 7 $364
CHI SAN Sat, May 30 - Tue, Jun 2 $374
CHI SAN Tue, May 12 - Tue, May 26 $378
CHI SAN Wed, Oct 14 - Tue, Oct 20 $379
CHI SAN Wed, Oct 14 - Tue, Oct 20 $379
CHI SAN Sat, Oct 3 - Sun, Oct 11 $400
CHI SAN Tue, Apr 28 - Wed, Apr 29 $430
CHI SAN Sat, Nov 7 - Tue, Nov 10 $506

Chicago and San Diego airports and terminals

Airports in Chicago IL, US

map of airports in Chicago
  • 1

    Midway Airport (MDW)

    Distance from City Center: 9.5 miles

  • 2

    O'Hare Airport (ORD)

    Distance from City Center: 15.1 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from ORD to SAN

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 1 United Airlines
    Terminal 3 Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, US Airways
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Airports in San Diego CA, US

map of airports in San Diego
  • 1

    San Diego Airport (SAN)

    Distance from City Center: 2 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from CHI to SAN

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 2 Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines
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May

Cheapest weekend flights in May from Chicago to San Diego

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, May 8 Chicago (ORD) San Diego (SAN) Spirit Airlines $314
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Return Mon, May 11 San Diego (SAN) Chicago (ORD) Spirit Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in May from Chicago to San Diego

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, May 6 Chicago (ORD) San Diego (SAN) Spirit Airlines $237
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Return Wed, May 13 San Diego (SAN) Chicago (ORD) Spirit Airlines

Best one-week trip in May from Chicago to San Diego

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, May 6 Chicago (ORD) San Diego (SAN) Spirit Airlines $237
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June

Cheapest weekend flights in June from Chicago to San Diego

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jun 4 Chicago (ORD) San Diego (SAN) Spirit Airlines $318
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Return Mon, Jun 8 San Diego (SAN) Chicago (ORD) Spirit Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in June from Chicago to San Diego

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jun 2 Chicago (ORD) San Diego (SAN) Spirit Airlines $237
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Return Wed, Jun 10 San Diego (SAN) Chicago (ORD) Spirit Airlines

Best one-week trip in June from Chicago to San Diego

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jun 2 Chicago (ORD) San Diego (SAN) Spirit Airlines $237
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July

Cheapest weekend flights in July from Chicago to San Diego

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jul 31 Chicago (ORD) San Diego (SAN) Spirit Airlines $369
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Return Mon, Aug 3 San Diego (SAN) Chicago (ORD) Spirit Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in July from Chicago to San Diego

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jul 14 Chicago (ORD) San Diego (SAN) Spirit Airlines $295
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Return Tue, Jul 28 San Diego (SAN) Chicago (ORD) Spirit Airlines

Best one-week trip in July from Chicago to San Diego

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jul 21 Chicago (ORD) San Diego (SAN) Spirit Airlines $295
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Flights from Chicago to San Diego

Airports in Chicago

The city of Chicago is primarily served by two international airports. Travelers looking for low-fare flights from Chicago can use Orbitz.com to find flights from both O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare International Airport is located approximately 17 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Midway International Airport is located on the city's southwest side, approximately eight miles from Chicago's Loop. O'Hare serves as a hub for American Airlines and United Airlines, and Midway is a hub for Southwest Airlines.

Chicago Airport Parking

Daily, hourly, and valet parking are available at O'Hare. Rates vary from $2.00 to $10.00 per hour. An economy parking lot is also available at a rate of $2.00 per hour. Similar parking options and rates apply at Midway.

Chicago Airport Transportation

There are numerous transportation options for getting to and from both O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare can be accessed via regional trains, buses, and local mass transit lines. The CTA Blue Line offers a fast and convenient transportation option to and from this airport. Midway is served by the CTA Orange Line. Car rental services are available at both airports, and travelers can quickly book car rental services at either airport using Orbitz.com.

Chicago Airport Restaurants

Both O'Hare and Midway offer a variety of restaurant options for travelers. Restaurants located in both airports include Starbuck's Coffee, Chicago Style Hot Dogs, McDonald's, Auntie Anne's, Chili's, Cinnabon, and Dunkin Donuts, making it easy for visitors to grab a quick breakfast, snack, or meal. By using Orbitz.com, travelers can quickly and easily find low-fare flights from Chicago.

Flights to San Diego

Booking flights to San Diego with Orbitz.com helps ensure you get the best rate on your airline tickets. The website makes it easy to find a flight that fits your budget. Orbitz.com searches hundreds of flight combinations to find you a bargain.

San Diego International Airport

The San Diego International Airport is located on North Harbor Drive, approximately three miles from downtown San Diego. The airport has hubs for 20 different airlines, including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, JetBlue and Southwest Airlines. The Orbitz.com website searches flights from all available airlines and displays the results, so you can choose a flight that fits your travel needs and budget.

Parking and Transportation

The San Diego International Airport doesn't allow curbside parking. If you're being picked up from the airport, you'll need to pay for parking. Parking costs $2 for every half hour, with a maximum of $28 per day. The airport offers complimentary shuttle services from the parking lot to the airport terminals. Amtrak and the Metro Bus run between the airport and downtown San Diego every 15 minutes. You can also reserve a taxicab at any of the airport's transportation plazas. Orbitz.com can reserve you a rental car for the duration of your trip. The airport has courtesy phones located near baggage claim, so you can request shuttle service to the car rental company as soon as you arrive.

Dining at the Airport

If you need to grab a quick bite to eat when you arrive, the airport has numerous restaurants, including Monet's California Deli, Pizza Uno, McDonald's and Cramer's Deli. Because Orbitz.com takes care of everything when you book flights to San Diego on the website, you'll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy a meal before you head to your hotel.

Interesting facts about flights from Chicago to San Diego

    • 9 direct flights are operating from Chicago to San Diego today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 4h 25m.
    • American Airlines flight 93 (7:20 AM GMT, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from Chicago to San Diego.
    • United Airlines flight 1412 (7:35 PM GMT, Boeing 737-900 Passenger) is today's latest available flight from Chicago to San Diego.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from Chicago to San Diego (Spirit Airlines flight 563, Airbus Industrie A319) takes 4h 17m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Chicago to San Diego (American Airlines flight 156, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) takes 4h 35m.
    • Flights from Midway Airport (MDW), O'Hare Airport (ORD) to San Diego Airport (SAN) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from Chicago to San Diego on Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
American Airlines/American Airlines AA602/AA452 ORD 5:00 AM SAN 9:01 AM 321/321 6hr 1min
American Airlines AA93 ORD 7:20 AM SAN 9:42 AM 738 4hr 22min
Alaska Airlines AS1330 ORD 7:20 AM SAN 9:42 AM 738 4hr 22min
US Airways US93 ORD 7:20 AM SAN 9:42 AM 738 4hr 22min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA2301/AA369 ORD 5:00 AM SAN 10:14 AM M80/32B 7hr 14min
American Airlines/US Airways AA2301/US369 ORD 5:00 AM SAN 10:14 AM M80/32B 7hr 14min
US Airways/American Airlines US2301/AA369 ORD 5:00 AM SAN 10:14 AM M80/32B 7hr 14min
US Airways/US Airways US2301/US369 ORD 5:00 AM SAN 10:14 AM M80/32B 7hr 14min
Delta Air Lines/Delta Air Lines DL814/DL1687 ORD 6:35 AM SAN 11:21 AM M90/M90 6hr 46min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA424/AA623 ORD 7:00 AM SAN 11:36 AM 321/321 6hr 36min
American Airlines/US Airways AA424/US623 ORD 7:00 AM SAN 11:36 AM 321/321 6hr 36min
US Airways/American Airlines US1444/AA623 ORD 7:42 AM SAN 11:36 AM 738/321 5hr 54min
US Airways/US Airways US1444/US623 ORD 7:42 AM SAN 11:36 AM 738/321 5hr 54min