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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 Tue, Dec 9 - Wed, Dec 10 $206
CHI SFO Fri, Apr 17 - Tue, Apr 21 $246
CHI SFO Mon, Dec 8 - Thu, Dec 11 $246
CHI SFO Mon, Dec 15 - Tue, Dec 16 $253
CHI SFO Thu, Jan 8 - Thu, Jan 15 $259
CHI SFO Mon, Jan 12 - Mon, Jan 26 $259
CHI SFO Fri, Jan 9 - Fri, Jan 16 $269
CHI SFO Wed, Dec 10 - Mon, Dec 15 $271
CHI SFO Wed, Feb 11 - Wed, Feb 18 $277
CHI SFO Sat, Jan 17 - Sat, Jan 24 $543

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 $111

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 $87

Aloft San Francisco Airport

3 stars
3.3 / 5 133 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 $126

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 $122

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 $109

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

Hotel only $109

Vagabond Inn Executive San Francisco Airport - Burlingame

2 stars
3.6 / 5 202 reviews

1640 Bayshore Highway Map

...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

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) Delta Air Lines $246
Earn $2.46
Return Mon, Dec 15 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Delta Air Lines

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) Frontier Airlines $206
Earn $2.06
Return Wed, Dec 10 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Dec 5 Chicago (MDW) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $221
Earn $2.21
Return Fri, Dec 12 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (MDW) Frontier Airlines
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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 15 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America $259
Earn $2.59
Return Sat, Jan 17 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 Fri, Jan 16 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines $246
Earn $2.46
Return Fri, Jan 23 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 Fri, Jan 16 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines $246
Earn $2.46
Return Fri, Jan 23 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 Thu, Feb 5 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America $259
Earn $2.59
Return Mon, Feb 9 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Virgin America

Lowest roundtrip airfare in February from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Feb 10 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines $246
Earn $2.46
Return Fri, Feb 13 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Delta Air Lines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Feb 5 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines $260
Earn $2.60
Return Thu, Feb 12 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.

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

    • 19 direct flights are operating from Chicago to San Francisco today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 4h 42m.
    • Virgin America flight 201 (2:00 AM GMT, Airbus Industrie A320) is today's earliest available flight from Chicago to San Francisco.
    • American Airlines flight 2457 (2:10 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 (United Airlines flight 1124, Boeing 757-300 Passenger) takes 4h 38m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Chicago to San Francisco (United Airlines flight 1527, Boeing 737-900 Passenger) takes 4h 54m.
    • Flights from Midway Airport (MDW), O'Hare Airport (ORD) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) are available for this route.