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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 Fri, Jan 9 - Sat, Jan 10 $240
CHI SFO Fri, Jan 9 - Mon, Jan 12 $246
CHI SFO Sat, Jan 24 - Tue, Jan 27 $259
CHI SFO Mon, Jan 26 - Mon, Feb 2 $259
CHI SFO Mon, Jan 26 - Mon, Feb 2 $259
CHI SFO Sat, Feb 28 - Sat, Mar 14 $269
CHI SFO Thu, Jan 22 - Tue, Jan 27 $271
CHI SFO Tue, Jan 13 - Tue, Jan 27 $278
CHI SFO Thu, Jan 29 - Fri, Jan 30 $425

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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January

Cheapest weekend flights in January from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jan 9 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines $240
Earn $2.40
Return Sat, Jan 10 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Delta Air Lines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in January from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jan 9 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines $240
Earn $2.40
Return Sat, Jan 10 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Delta Air Lines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Jan 17 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines $246
Earn $2.46
Return Sat, Jan 24 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Delta Air Lines
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February

Cheapest weekend flights in February from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Feb 28 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines $246
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Return Mon, Mar 2 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Delta Air Lines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in February from Chicago to San Francisco

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Leave Mon, Feb 16 Chicago (MDW) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines $240
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Return Tue, Feb 17 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (MDW) Delta Air Lines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Feb 27 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines $246
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March

Cheapest weekend flights in March from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Mar 5 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines $246
Earn $2.46
Return Mon, Mar 9 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Delta Air Lines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in March from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Mar 31 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines $246
Earn $2.46
Return Tue, Apr 7 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Delta Air Lines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Mar 31 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines $246
Earn $2.46
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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

    • 25 direct flights are operating from Chicago to San Francisco today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 4h 43m.
    • United Airlines flight 1721 (12:05 AM GMT, Boeing 737-900 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from Chicago to San Francisco.
    • United Airlines flight 565 (2:16 PM GMT, Boeing 757-200 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 197, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) takes 4h 40m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Chicago to San Francisco (United Airlines flight 493, Airbus Industrie A320) takes 4h 54m.
    • 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 Sun, Dec 28, 2014

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
Delta Air Lines/Delta Air Lines DL3448/DL2630 MDW 4:35 PM SFO 12:02 AM CRJ/738 9hr 27min
Delta Air Lines/Delta Air Lines DL4504/DL2630 ORD 4:25 PM SFO 12:02 AM CR9/738 9hr 37min
Delta Air Lines/Delta Air Lines DL696/DL2630 ORD 6:35 PM SFO 12:02 AM 319/738 7hr 27min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA1150/AA426 ORD 8:05 PM SFO 1:00 AM 738/321 6hr 55min
American Airlines/US Airways AA1150/US426 ORD 8:05 PM SFO 1:00 AM 738/321 6hr 55min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA472/AA426 ORD 8:05 PM SFO 1:00 AM 321/321 6hr 55min
American Airlines/US Airways AA472/US426 ORD 8:05 PM SFO 1:00 AM 321/321 6hr 55min
US Airways/American Airlines US472/AA426 ORD 8:05 PM SFO 1:00 AM 321/321 6hr 55min
US Airways/US Airways US472/US426 ORD 8:05 PM SFO 1:00 AM 321/321 6hr 55min
US Airways/American Airlines US1150/AA426 ORD 8:05 PM SFO 1:00 AM 738/321 6hr 55min
US Airways/US Airways US1150/US426 ORD 8:05 PM SFO 1:00 AM 738/321 6hr 55min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA602/AA403 ORD 5:00 AM SFO 9:52 AM 321/320 6hr 52min
American Airlines/US Airways AA602/US403 ORD 5:00 AM SFO 9:52 AM 321/320 6hr 52min