Flights from Chicago to San Francisco

Selected fares from Chicago to San Francisco

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
CHI SFO Sat, Sep 26 - Tue, Sep 29 $197
CHI SFO Wed, Oct 14 - Sat, Oct 17 $197
CHI SFO Wed, Dec 2 - Tue, Dec 8 $197
CHI SFO Wed, Sep 9 - Tue, Sep 22 $198
CHI SFO Sat, Sep 19 - Sat, Sep 26 $277
CHI SFO Wed, Sep 16 - Tue, Sep 22 $280
CHI SFO Thu, Aug 27 - Wed, Sep 2 $317
CHI SFO Tue, Sep 1 - Tue, Sep 8 $360
CHI SFO Tue, Jun 9 - Tue, Jun 16 $398
CHI SFO Thu, Oct 15 - Tue, Oct 20 $597

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 International 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 International 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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July

Cheapest weekend flights in July from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jul 3 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $258
Earn $2.58
Return Sun, Jul 5 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in July from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Jul 25 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) US Airways $205
Earn $2.05
Return Wed, Jul 29 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) US Airways

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Jul 18 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) US Airways $235
Earn $2.35
Return Sat, Jul 25 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) US Airways
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August

Cheapest weekend flights in August from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Aug 29 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $258
Earn $2.58
Return Mon, Aug 31 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 Sat, Aug 15 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) US Airways $197
Earn $1.97
Return Tue, Aug 25 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) US Airways

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Aug 22 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) US Airways $197
Earn $1.97
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September

Cheapest weekend flights in September from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Sep 12 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $228
Earn $2.28
Return Sun, Sep 13 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in September from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Sep 9 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) US Airways $197
Earn $1.97
Return Sat, Sep 12 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) US Airways

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Sep 15 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) US Airways $197
Earn $1.97
Return Tue, Sep 22 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) US Airways
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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

    • 26 direct flights are operating from Chicago to San Francisco today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 4h 44m.
    • United Airlines flight 727 (6:57 AM GMT, Boeing 757-200 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from Chicago to San Francisco.
    • United Airlines flight 365 (10:30 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 (United Airlines flight 761, Boeing 777) takes 4h 26m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Chicago to San Francisco (American Airlines flight 1624, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) takes 4h 56m.
    • Flights from Midway Airport (MDW), O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) are available for this route.