Flights from Chicago to San Francisco

Selected fares from Chicago to San Francisco

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
CHI SFO Thu, May 7 - Fri, May 8 $178
CHI SFO Fri, May 1 - Sat, May 9 $227
CHI SFO Tue, May 12 - Fri, May 29 $240
CHI SFO Mon, May 4 - Fri, May 8 $263
CHI SFO Mon, May 18 - Thu, May 28 $269
CHI SFO Tue, May 12 - Sat, May 16 $269
CHI SFO Wed, Apr 29 - Wed, May 6 $269
CHI SFO Tue, May 19 - Wed, May 20 $280
CHI SFO Wed, May 6 - Sat, May 9 $358
CHI SFO Fri, May 1 - Sat, May 9 $451

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 $198
Earn $1.98
Return Sun, May 3 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 $198
Earn $1.98
Return Sun, May 3 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 Tue, Apr 28 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $255
Earn $2.55
Return Tue, May 5 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 $178
Earn $1.78
Return Mon, May 11 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 $178
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Return Tue, May 12 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 Mon, May 4 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines $178
Earn $1.78
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June

Cheapest weekend flights in June from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Jun 6 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines $286
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Return Sun, Jun 7 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 Wed, Jun 3 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines $269
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Return Sat, Oct 3 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jun 9 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines $286
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Return Tue, Jun 16 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

    • 27 direct flights are operating from Chicago to San Francisco today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 4h 47m.
    • United Airlines flight 550 (6:00 AM GMT, Boeing 757-200 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from Chicago to San Francisco.
    • United Airlines flight 565 (8:37 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 (United Airlines flight 1637, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) takes 4h 36m.
    • 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, Apr 1, 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
US Airways/American Airlines US602/AA403 ORD 5:00 AM SFO 9:56 AM 321/320 6hr 56min
US Airways/US Airways US602/US403 ORD 5:00 AM SFO 9:56 AM 321/320 6hr 56min
American Airlines AA1145 ORD 7:30 AM SFO 10:16 AM 738 4hr 46min
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/United Airlines AA2301/UA6344 ORD 5:00 AM SFO 10:54 AM M80/E75 7hr 54min
US Airways/United Airlines US2301/UA6344 ORD 5:00 AM SFO 10:54 AM M80/E75 7hr 54min
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