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San Francisco to Chicago Flights

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Selected fares from San Francisco to Chicago

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
SFO CHI Tue, Sep 2 - Fri, Sep 5 $265
SFO CHI Thu, Jan 22 - Wed, Jan 28 $265
SFO CHI Tue, Sep 16 - Tue, Sep 30 $273
SFO CHI Mon, Sep 8 - Tue, Sep 9 $282
SFO CHI Fri, Aug 22 - Tue, Aug 26 $296
SFO CHI Thu, Jan 8 - Tue, Jan 13 $305
SFO CHI Tue, Aug 12 - Tue, Aug 19 $307
SFO CHI Tue, Oct 7 - Wed, Oct 8 $312
SFO CHI Wed, Sep 10 - Sun, Sep 14 $363
SFO CHI Sat, Nov 15 - Wed, Nov 19 $593

San Francisco and Chicago airports and terminals

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 SFO to CHI

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 2 Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, US Airways, Virgin America
    Terminal 3 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 SFO to ORD

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 1 US Airways, United Airlines
    Terminal 3 Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, US Airways, Virgin America
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Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago

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Featured Chicago Airport Hotels

Hotel only $139

Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport

4 stars
3.9 / 5 165 reviews

O'Hare International Airport Map

Park & Fly - Includes up to 3 nights valet parking

...This O'Hare airport hotel is located in Terminal 2 and is within walking distance to all O'Hare Airport's domestic terminals.... More

Hotel only $137

Holiday Inn Express & Suites CHICAGO-MIDWAY AIRPORT

3 stars
4.1 / 5 68 reviews

6500 SOUTH CICERO AVE Map

Exceptional Hotel Near Chicago Midway Airport Searching for hotels near the best sights in downtown Chicago?... More

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Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/Midway Airport

3 stars
3.6 / 5 22 reviews

6530 S. Cicero Avenue Map

...Advance Purchase Rate online!The Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Midway Airport in Chicago is located on the Midway Hotel Center campus just two blocks south of the Chicago Midway Airport and the... More

Hotel only $135

Hampton Inn Chicago-Midway Airport

2 stars
3.8 / 5 30 reviews

6540 S. Cicero Ave. Map

...And no matter what time your flight got in or is going out, we're here to pick you up or drop you off.... land here and let your vacation take off...welcome to the Hampton Inn Chicago-Midway... More

Hotel only $179

Chicago Marriott Midway

3 stars
3.6 / 5 11 reviews

6520 South Cicero Avenue Map

Rate includes breakfast

...WiFi-equipped guest rooms at our Chicago Midway Airport hotel are recently renovated and offer soundproof windows, 32" flat-screen TVs and room service.... Perfect for business travel and... More

Hotel only $99

Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 147 reviews

6501 N. Mannheim Road Map

Save 40% on your stay

...Complimentary shuttle service to and from O'Hare Airport is available 24 hours a day.... Our all-suite hotel is conveniently located minutes from O'Hare International Airport, Donald E. Stephens... More

August

Cheapest weekend flights in August from San Francisco to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Aug 22 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) American Airlines $293
Earn $2.93
Return Mon, Aug 25 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) American Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from San Francisco to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Aug 26 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Virgin America $265
Earn $2.65
Return Fri, Sep 5 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Aug 27 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) US Airways $273
Earn $2.73
Return Wed, Sep 3 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) US Airways
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September

Cheapest weekend flights in September from San Francisco to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Sep 4 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Virgin America $285
Earn $2.85
Return Mon, Sep 8 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America

Lowest roundtrip airfare in September from San Francisco to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Sep 23 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Virgin America $265
Earn $2.65
Return Tue, Sep 30 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Sep 23 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Virgin America $265
Earn $2.65
Return Tue, Sep 30 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America
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October

Cheapest weekend flights in October from San Francisco to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Oct 11 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (MDW) AirTran Airways $282
Earn $2.82
Return Mon, Oct 13 Chicago (MDW) San Francisco (SFO) AirTran Airways

Lowest roundtrip airfare in October from San Francisco to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Oct 24 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Virgin America $265
Earn $2.65
Return Tue, Oct 28 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Oct 15 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Virgin America $265
Earn $2.65
Return Wed, Oct 22 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America
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Traveling from San Francisco to Chicago

San Francisco International Airport Information

The San Francisco International Airport (Highway 101 near the junction of Highway 380) is the primary commercial passenger airport serving San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The airport hosts most international and domestic airlines offering cheap flights from San Francisco. You can also use Orbitz.com to book an alternate flight out of Oakland International Airport (1 Oakland Drive, Oakland) or San Jose International Airport (2065 Airport Boulevard, San Jose).

Parking at San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International's parking garages are a 10-minute walk or less from the gates, and there is free shuttle service from the long-term lots. Parking costs anywhere from $18 to $38 per day, depending on the option you choose. If you've used Orbitz.com to book your discount flights, you may have saved enough to justify spending the extra money to use the airport's valet parking service.

Ground Transportation Information

A taxi, limousine or shared-ride van to the airport will cost anywhere from $17 to $40. Factor in plenty of extra travel time for the 13-mile ride, as rush-hour traffic can be brutal. You can also use the public BART system or the SamTrans public bus service, both of which will cost you less than $10. Don't forget to use Orbitz.com before you leave to book a rental car in your destination city.

Restaurant Options at the Airport

The San Francisco airport has roughly 50 eateries where you can grab a coffee or have a light meal. Most of the restaurants and cafes are located within the terminals past the security checkpoint, but there are a few restaurants before you reach the security gates. Have a great flight to your final destination, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you're looking for cheap flights from San Francisco.

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 Francisco to Chicago

    • 39 direct flights are operating from San Francisco to Chicago today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 4h 10m.
    • United Airlines flight 390 (12:45 AM GMT, Boeing 757-200 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from San Francisco to Chicago.
    • United Airlines flight 1256 (6:45 PM GMT, Boeing 737-700 Passenger) is today's latest available flight from San Francisco to Chicago.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from San Francisco to Chicago (American Airlines flight 197, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) takes 4h 0m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from San Francisco to Chicago (United Airlines flight 774, Airbus Industrie A320) takes 4h 21m.
    • Flights from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Midway Airport (MDW), O'Hare Airport (ORD) are available for this route.

Aircraft options between San Francisco and Chicago

Equipment Carrier
Boeing 767-300 Passenger United Airlines, US Airways
Boeing 767-400 Passenger United Airlines, US Airways
Boeing 737-700 Passenger United Airlines, US Airways
Boeing 757-200 Passenger United Airlines, US Airways
Boeing 757-300 Passenger United Airlines, US Airways
Boeing 737-900 Passenger United Airlines, US Airways
Boeing 777 United Airlines, US Airways
Airbus Industrie A319 United Airlines, US Airways, Virgin America
Boeing 737-800 Passenger American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines
Airbus Industrie A320 United Airlines, Virgin America, US Airways