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Chicago to San Francisco Flights

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Selected fares from Chicago to San Francisco

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
CHI SFO Wed, Jan 7 - Mon, Jan 12 $255
CHI SFO Wed, Jan 7 - Mon, Jan 12 $255
CHI SFO Tue, Jan 6 - Tue, Jan 13 $255
CHI SFO Wed, Dec 3 - Mon, Dec 8 $267
CHI SFO Tue, Dec 2 - Wed, Dec 3 $269
CHI SFO Mon, Nov 17 - Tue, Nov 18 $278
CHI SFO Wed, Nov 12 - Tue, Nov 18 $296
CHI SFO Mon, Nov 17 - Thu, Nov 20 $306
CHI SFO Tue, Jan 6 - Mon, Jan 12 $307
CHI SFO Wed, May 13 - Tue, May 19 $7,487

Chicago and San Francisco 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 SFO

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 1 US Airways, United Airlines
    Terminal 3 Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, China Airlines, US Airways, Virgin America
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Airports in San Francisco CA, US
map of airports in San Francisco
  • 1

    San Francisco Airport (SFO)

    Distance from City Center: 11.9 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from CHI to SFO

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 2 Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, China Airlines, US Airways, Virgin America
    Terminal 3 US Airways, United Airlines
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Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco

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Prices are round trip per person (conditions apply)

Featured San Francisco Airport Hotels

Hotel only $143

The Westin San Francisco Airport

4 stars
3.8 / 5 92 reviews

1 Old Bayshore Highway Map

Save 40% on your stay

The Westin San Francisco Airport provides guests with ultimate convenience, only five minutes from the San Francisco Airport and twenty minutes from downtown.... More

Hotel only $127

Aloft San Francisco Airport

3 stars
3.3 / 5 132 reviews

401 East Millbrae Avenue Map

Save 40% on your stay

Comfort and convenience near the airport Featuring loft-inspired design, the bold, fresh and fun Aloft San Francisco Airport makes for an ideal base for discerning corporate and leisure travelers... More

Hotel only $149

San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront

4 stars
3.8 / 5 77 reviews

1800 Old Bayshore Highway Map

Rate includes breakfast

The San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Burlingame, CA is just minutes from the San Francisco International Airport and 15 miles from downtown San Francisco.... More

Hotel only $132

Hampton Inn & Suites San Francisco-Burlingame-Airport South

3 stars
4.1 / 5 50 reviews

1755 Bayshore Highway Map

Free On The HouseT hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

Welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites San Francisco-Burlingame-Airport South hotel in California.... More

Hotel only $119

Hampton Inn & Suites Oakland Airport-Alameda

3 stars
4.6 / 5 11 reviews

1700 Harbor Bay Parkway Map

Free On The HouseT hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

a strategic and friendly stop in the bay area...welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites Oakland Airport/Alameda.You may be surprised when you come to the Oakland/Alameda area.... More

Vagabond Inn Executive San Francisco Airport - Burlingame

2 stars
3.6 / 5 202 reviews

1640 Bayshore Highway Map

Free hot breakfast, airport shuttle & parking

...This Bay front Hotel is located just 1.5 mile from SFO and 1 mile from CalTrain and BART.... We offer FREE parking (while guest is at the hotel), airport shuttle to SFO International Airport... More

November

Cheapest weekend flights in November from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Nov 15 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America $265
Earn $2.65
Return Mon, Nov 17 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Virgin America

Lowest roundtrip airfare in November from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Nov 22 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines $260
Earn $2.60
Return Wed, Dec 3 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines

Best one-week trip in November from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Nov 27 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines $260
Earn $2.60
Return Thu, Dec 4 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines
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December

Cheapest weekend flights in December from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Dec 11 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America $255
Earn $2.55
Return Mon, Dec 15 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Virgin America

Lowest roundtrip airfare in December from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Dec 9 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America $255
Earn $2.55
Return Tue, Dec 16 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Virgin America

Best one-week trip in December from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Dec 9 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America $255
Earn $2.55
Return Tue, Dec 16 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Virgin America
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January

Cheapest weekend flights in January from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jan 29 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America $260
Earn $2.60
Return Sun, Feb 1 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Virgin America

Lowest roundtrip airfare in January from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Jan 14 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America $255
Earn $2.55
Return Tue, Jan 20 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Virgin America

Best one-week trip in January from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jan 6 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America $255
Earn $2.55
Return Tue, Jan 13 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Virgin America
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Travel from Chicago to San Francisco

Both business and pleasure travelers need to book flights from Chicago to San Francisco. Other than being a cultural and a financial center, San Francisco is also home to numerous tourist attractions. Some of the popular sites in San Francisco include Alcatraz Island, the Asian Art Museum, and the Palace of Fine Arts. Use Orbitz.com to find cheap flights to San Francisco.

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, the third-most populous city in the U.S., is home to approximately 2.7 million people. The city is also a leading international hub for finance, transportation, telecommunication, and commerce. Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), also known as O'Hare Field or O'Hare Airport, is the main airport serving the city and is located approximately 17 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Taking a taxi from Union Station to the airport will cost you approximately $37.49. The airport offers short-term, economy, and valet parking options. Parking at the hourly and daily parking lots is free for the first 10 minutes. Valet parking costs $10 for the first hour. For tasty hot dogs, burgers, salads, and soups, visit the America's Dog restaurant. Other restaurants within the airport include Berghoff Café, Billy Goat Tavern and Grill, Café Zoot, Dunkin' Donuts, and Great American Bagel.

San Francisco, California

San Francisco is the leading cultural and financial center of the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. With a population of more than 800,000 people, San Francisco is the fourth most populous city in California. Its eclectic mix of architecture, cool summers, steep rolling hills, and numerous landmarks makes San Francisco a top tourist destination.

Touring San Francisco

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the main airport serving San Francisco, California. The airport is located approximately 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco. Taxis, shuttles, and buses are available at the airport. Taxis charge approximately $57 to Fisherman's Wharf, $54 to downtown and $74 to Oakland. San Francisco experiences a Mediterranean climate and cool summers. January is the coldest month, with an average low temperature of 46 degrees Fahrenheit. September is the warmest month, with a mean high temperature of 71 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 56 degrees Fahrenheit. September to November is the best time to visit, as the temperatures remain pleasantly warm. Among the must-see attractions is Alcatraz Island, which was a federal maximum security prison from 1934 to 1963. The island is located about 4 miles from the city center and offers tours every day of the week. Other sites that you should visit include San Francisco Bay, the Asian Art Museum, the Palace of Fine Arts, Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, Angel Island State Park, the Cable Car Museum, the Exploratorium, and Golden Gate Park.

San Francisco Vacation Deals

Other than being the leading cultural and financial center of the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California, San Francisco is home to numerous tourist attractions. Today, flights from Chicago to San Francisco are popular with both business and pleasure travelers. You can easily find cheap flights to San Francisco using Orbitz.com.

Interesting facts about flights from Chicago to San Francisco

    • 29 direct flights are operating from Chicago to San Francisco today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 4h 33m.
    • United Airlines flight 761 (2:00 AM GMT, Boeing 757-200 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from Chicago to San Francisco.
    • United Airlines flight 174 (4:25 PM GMT, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) is today's latest available flight from Chicago to San Francisco.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from Chicago to San Francisco (American Airlines flight 1697, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) takes 4h 25m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Chicago to San Francisco (United Airlines flight 759, Airbus Industrie A320) takes 4h 45m.
    • Flights from Midway Airport (MDW), O'Hare Airport (ORD) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) are available for this route.