Flights from Chicago to San Francisco

Selected fares from Chicago to San Francisco

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
CHI SFO Thu, May 7 - Tue, May 12 $158
CHI SFO Fri, May 1 - Tue, May 5 $207
CHI SFO Mon, May 4 - Wed, May 6 $227
CHI SFO Fri, May 1 - Sat, May 2 $227
CHI SFO Mon, May 11 - Sat, May 16 $227
CHI SFO Mon, May 4 - Wed, May 6 $227
CHI SFO Mon, May 4 - Tue, May 5 $240
CHI SFO Mon, Apr 27 - Fri, May 1 $244
CHI SFO Sat, Apr 25 - Tue, Apr 28 $269
CHI SFO Tue, Mar 24 - Tue, Apr 7 $473

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 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 United Airlines
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April

Cheapest weekend flights in April from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Apr 30 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $228
Earn $2.28
Return Mon, May 4 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in April from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Apr 30 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $208
Earn $2.08
Return Mon, May 11 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Apr 30 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $228
Earn $2.28
Return Thu, May 7 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines
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May

Cheapest weekend flights in May from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, May 7 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $198
Earn $1.98
Return Sat, May 9 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in May from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, May 7 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $158
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Return Thu, May 14 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, May 7 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $158
Earn $1.58
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June

Cheapest weekend flights in June from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jun 5 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines $246
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Return Mon, Jun 8 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Delta Air Lines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in June from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jun 2 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America $233
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Return Fri, Jun 5 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Virgin America

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Jun 3 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines $246
Earn $2.46
Return Wed, Jun 10 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Delta Air Lines
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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.

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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

    • 18 direct flights are operating from Chicago to San Francisco today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 4h 47m.
    • United Airlines flight 761 (7:03 AM GMT, Airbus Industrie A320) is today's earliest available flight from Chicago to San Francisco.
    • United Airlines flight 1585 (8:20 PM GMT, Boeing 737-900 Passenger) is today's latest available flight from Chicago to San Francisco.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from Chicago to San Francisco (United Airlines flight 685, Boeing 757-200 Passenger) takes 4h 39m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Chicago to San Francisco (United Airlines flight 831, Airbus Industrie A319) takes 4h 53m.
    • Flights from Midway Airport (MDW), O'Hare Airport (ORD) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from Chicago to San Francisco on Wed, Mar 4, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
United Airlines UA859 ORD 7:00 AM SFO 9:37 AM 320 4hr 37min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA602/AA403 ORD 5:00 AM SFO 9:53 AM 321/320 6hr 53min
American Airlines/US Airways AA602/US403 ORD 5:00 AM SFO 9:53 AM 321/320 6hr 53min
US Airways/American Airlines US602/AA403 ORD 5:00 AM SFO 9:53 AM 321/320 6hr 53min
US Airways/US Airways US602/US403 ORD 5:00 AM SFO 9:53 AM 321/320 6hr 53min
United Airlines/United Airlines UA707/UA277 ORD 6:00 AM SFO 10:10 AM 320/320 6hr 10min
American Airlines AA129 ORD 7:40 AM SFO 10:15 AM 738 4hr 35min
Alaska Airlines AS1082 ORD 7:40 AM SFO 10:15 AM 738 4hr 35min
US Airways US129 ORD 7:40 AM SFO 10:15 AM 738 4hr 35min
United Airlines UA761 ORD 8:00 AM SFO 10:39 AM 752 4hr 39min
American Airlines AA2205 ORD 8:45 AM SFO 11:15 AM 738 4hr 30min
Alaska Airlines AS1080 ORD 8:45 AM SFO 11:15 AM 738 4hr 30min
US Airways US2205 ORD 8:45 AM SFO 11:15 AM 738 4hr 30min