Flights from Chicago to San Francisco

Selected fares from Chicago to San Francisco

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
CHI SFO Thu, Sep 10 - Mon, Sep 14 $198
CHI SFO Sat, Aug 22 - Tue, Aug 25 $280
CHI SFO Tue, Jun 2 - Wed, Jun 3 $284
CHI SFO Thu, Jun 11 - Tue, Jun 30 $297
CHI SFO Wed, May 27 - Thu, May 28 $300
CHI SFO Sat, May 30 - Sat, Jun 6 $306
CHI SFO Thu, Sep 10 - Mon, Sep 14 $309
CHI SFO Fri, May 8 - Mon, May 11 $328
CHI SFO Thu, May 28 - Tue, Jun 2 $332
CHI SFO Wed, Sep 30 - Tue, Oct 6 $526

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, Frontier 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 1 Frontier Airlines
    Terminal 2 Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, China Airlines, US Airways, Virgin America
    Terminal 3 United Airlines
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June

Cheapest weekend flights in June from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jun 4 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $198
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Return Mon, Jun 8 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in June from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jun 4 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $198
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Return Mon, Jun 8 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jun 2 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $265
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Return Tue, Jun 9 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines
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July

Cheapest weekend flights in July from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jul 23 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $302
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Return Mon, Jul 27 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

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Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Jul 15 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $258
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Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jul 14 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $288
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August

Cheapest weekend flights in August from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Aug 20 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $258
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Return Sat, Aug 22 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Aug 25 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $228
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Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Aug 25 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $228
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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

    • 25 direct flights are operating from Chicago to San Francisco today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 4h 45m.
    • Virgin America flight 201 (8:00 AM GMT, Airbus Industrie A320) is today's earliest available flight from Chicago to San Francisco.
    • United Airlines flight 741 (9:10 PM GMT, Airbus Industrie A319) is today's latest available flight from Chicago to San Francisco.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from Chicago to San Francisco (Frontier Airlines flight 1245, Airbus Industrie A320) takes 4h 35m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Chicago to San Francisco (American Airlines flight 1611, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) takes 4h 56m.
    • 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, May 6, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
American Airlines/American Airlines AA602/AA403 ORD 5:00 AM SFO 9:56 AM 321/320 6hr 56min
American Airlines/US Airways AA602/US403 ORD 5:00 AM SFO 9:56 AM 321/320 6hr 56min
Alaska Airlines AS1080 ORD 7:30 AM SFO 10:16 AM 738 4hr 46min
US Airways US1145 ORD 7:30 AM SFO 10:16 AM 738 4hr 46min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA2301/AA2293 ORD 5:00 AM SFO 10:58 AM M80/763 7hr 58min
American Airlines/US Airways AA2301/US2293 ORD 5:00 AM SFO 10:58 AM M80/763 7hr 58min
US Airways/American Airlines US2301/AA2293 ORD 5:00 AM SFO 10:58 AM M80/763 7hr 58min
US Airways/US Airways US2301/US2293 ORD 5:00 AM SFO 10:58 AM M80/763 7hr 58min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA424/AA433 ORD 7:00 AM SFO 12:32 PM 321/321 7hr 32min
American Airlines/US Airways AA424/US433 ORD 7:00 AM SFO 12:32 PM 321/321 7hr 32min
US Airways/American Airlines US1444/AA433 ORD 7:42 AM SFO 12:32 PM 738/321 6hr 50min
US Airways/US Airways US1444/US433 ORD 7:42 AM SFO 12:32 PM 738/321 6hr 50min
US Airways/American Airlines US2305/AA259 ORD 6:02 AM SFO 12:42 PM M80/738 8hr 40min