Flights from San Diego to Chicago

Selected fares from San Diego to Chicago

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
SAN CHI Tue, May 5 - Tue, May 12 $197
SAN CHI Tue, Apr 21 - Tue, Apr 28 $211
SAN CHI Wed, May 27 - Tue, Jun 2 $251
SAN CHI Wed, May 27 - Tue, Jun 2 $257
SAN CHI Wed, Apr 22 - Tue, Apr 28 $257
SAN CHI Wed, Apr 22 - Tue, Apr 28 $257
SAN CHI Wed, Apr 22 - Tue, Apr 28 $258
SAN CHI Fri, May 1 - Mon, May 4 $352
SAN CHI Thu, Apr 23 - Tue, Apr 28 $359
SAN CHI Fri, May 1 - Mon, May 4 $487

San Diego and Chicago airports and terminals

Airports in San Diego CA, US

map of airports in San Diego
  • 1

    San Diego Airport (SAN)

    Distance from City Center: 2 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from SAN to CHI

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 2 Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines
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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 SAN to ORD

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 1 United Airlines
    Terminal 3 Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, US Airways
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April

Cheapest weekend flights in April from San Diego to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Apr 17 San Diego (SAN) Chicago (ORD) Spirit Airlines $207
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Leave Tue, Apr 21 San Diego (SAN) Chicago (ORD) Spirit Airlines $197
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Leave Tue, Apr 21 San Diego (SAN) Chicago (ORD) Spirit Airlines $197
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May

Cheapest weekend flights in May from San Diego to Chicago

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Leave Fri, May 1 San Diego (SAN) Chicago (ORD) Spirit Airlines $257
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Leave Tue, May 12 San Diego (SAN) Chicago (ORD) Spirit Airlines $197
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Leave Wed, May 6 San Diego (SAN) Chicago (ORD) Spirit Airlines $197
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June

Cheapest weekend flights in June from San Diego to Chicago

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Leave Thu, Jun 4 San Diego (SAN) Chicago (ORD) Spirit Airlines $305
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Leave Tue, Jun 9 San Diego (SAN) Chicago (ORD) Spirit Airlines $237
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Leave Tue, Jun 2 San Diego (SAN) Chicago (ORD) Spirit Airlines $237
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Finding Flights from San Diego to Chicago

San Diego's Airport

Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights from San Diego for your next trip. San Diego International Airport, also known as Lindbergh Field, is located on San Diego Bay, three miles from downtown. The airport is the busiest single-runway airport in the United States. Domestic and international flights are provided by 20 different airlines, including JetBlue, Delta, Southwest, United and US Airways.

Airport Parking Information

The San Diego International Airport offers both hourly and long-term parking spaces. Short-term parking is offered at $4 per hour and long-term parking costs between $11 and $28 per day. You can park your car for up to 30 days. Be aware that curbside parking is never permitted at San Diego International Airport.

Ground Transportation Information

If you would prefer not to leave your car at the airport, metered taxis are available to transport you to the airport. Taxi fares are approximately $2.20 for the first 1/10 mile and $2.30 for each additional mile. San Diego also has a bus system, with a fare of $2.50-$5.00. Not only can Orbitz.com help you plan your discount air travel, it can also help you plan your ground transportation.

San Diego Airport Restaurants

There are many restaurant options available at the San Diego International Airport. You can grab a bite to eat at Chili's To Go, Starbucks, McDonald's or many other restaurants while waiting for your flight. There is also an NFL Bar. There is a variety of shops where you can purchase anything from books to cell phones. Keep checking Orbitz.com for cheap flights from San Diego.

Airports in Chicago

Chicago O'Hare International Airport is located on West O'Hare, approximately 18 miles from downtown Chicago. It has hubs for every major airline that offers flights to Chicago, including American Airlines, British Airways and JetBlue. The Chicago Midway International Airport is located on South Cicero Avenue, approximately 12 miles from downtown Chicago. Seven airlines service Midway airport, including Air Tran, Delta and Southwest Airlines. Orbitz.com searches flights arriving at both airports so you get the best prices.

Transportation from the Airport

Both airports offer public transportation via Chicago's elevated train system. The tickets cost $2.25, or you can purchase an all-day pass for $5.75. Taxi services are also available from both airports. Cab fares to downtown Chicago range from $35 to $45. If you want to rent a car for the duration of your stay, Orbitz.com can reserve a vehicle for you. Both airports have onsite rental car facilities.

Weather in Chicago

Summer temperatures in Chicago range from 66 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, and the temperatures during the winter months range from 18 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicago is prone to heavy snowfall during the winter months, so most vacationers travel to Chicago during the summer. However, if you use Orbitz.com and schedule your trip during the off-peak travel season, it's easy to find cheap flights to Chicago.

Highlights and Attractions

Orbitz.com not only helps you find cheap flights to Chicago, but can also help you purchase tickets to the Sears Tower or make reservations for guided city tours.

Interesting facts about flights from San Diego to Chicago

    • 16 direct flights are operating from San Diego to Chicago today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 4h 0m.
    • United Airlines flight 1764 (6:25 AM GMT, Boeing 737-900 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from San Diego to Chicago.
    • United Airlines flight 367 (10:45 PM GMT, Airbus Industrie A320) is today's latest available flight from San Diego to Chicago.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from San Diego to Chicago (American Airlines flight 2360, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) takes 3h 52m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from San Diego to Chicago (United Airlines flight 231, Airbus Industrie A319) takes 4h 9m.
    • Flights from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Midway Airport (MDW), O'Hare Airport (ORD) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from San Diego to Chicago on Sat, Mar 7, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
American Airlines AA486 SAN 4:15 PM ORD 12:02 AM 321 5hr 47min
American Airlines/US Airways AA486/US486 SAN 4:15 PM ORD 12:02 AM 321/321 5hr 47min
US Airways US486 SAN 4:15 PM ORD 12:02 AM 321 5hr 47min
US Airways/American Airlines US486/AA486 SAN 4:15 PM ORD 12:02 AM 321/321 5hr 47min
American Airlines AA1334 SAN 6:55 AM ORD 12:56 PM 738 4hr 1min
Alaska Airlines AS1084 SAN 6:55 AM ORD 12:56 PM 738 4hr 1min
US Airways US1334 SAN 6:55 AM ORD 12:56 PM 738 4hr 1min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA567/AA2348 SAN 6:30 AM ORD 2:00 PM 321/M80 5hr 30min
American Airlines/US Airways AA567/US2348 SAN 6:30 AM ORD 2:00 PM 321/M80 5hr 30min
US Airways/American Airlines US567/AA2348 SAN 6:30 AM ORD 2:00 PM 321/M80 5hr 30min
US Airways/US Airways US567/US2348 SAN 6:30 AM ORD 2:00 PM 321/M80 5hr 30min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA567/AA593 SAN 6:30 AM ORD 2:46 PM 321/321 6hr 16min
American Airlines/US Airways AA567/US593 SAN 6:30 AM ORD 2:46 PM 321/321 6hr 16min