Flights from San Francisco to Chicago

Selected fares from San Francisco to Chicago

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
SFO CHI Mon, Dec 7 - Thu, Dec 10 $217
SFO CHI Wed, Sep 30 - Wed, Oct 7 $217
SFO CHI Wed, Sep 9 - Sat, Sep 12 $217
SFO CHI Sat, Feb 20 - Tue, Feb 23 $217
SFO CHI Sat, Dec 26 - Sat, Jan 2 $218
SFO CHI Sun, Aug 23 - Tue, Aug 25 $242
SFO CHI Wed, Aug 19 - Thu, Aug 20 $278
SFO CHI Tue, Jul 7 - Thu, Jul 9 $294
SFO CHI Sat, Feb 6 - Wed, Feb 10 $307
SFO CHI Tue, Sep 22 - Sat, Sep 26 $590
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San Francisco and Chicago airports and terminals

Airports in San Francisco CA, US

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  • 1

    San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

    Distance from City Center: 11.9 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from SFO to CHI

    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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Airports in Chicago IL, US

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  • 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 SFO to ORD

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 1 United Airlines
    Terminal 3 Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, China Airlines, Frontier Airlines, US Airways, Virgin America
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July

Cheapest weekend flights in July from San Francisco to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Jul 25 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines $273
Earn $2.73
Return Mon, Jul 27 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in July from San Francisco to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sun, Jul 19 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Alaska Airlines $217
Earn $2.17
Return Fri, Aug 7 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Alaska Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Jul 22 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines $298
Earn $2.98
Return Wed, Jul 29 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines
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August

Cheapest weekend flights in August from San Francisco to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Aug 27 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines $298
Earn $2.98
Return Sat, Aug 29 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from San Francisco to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Aug 1 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines $217
Earn $2.17
Return Tue, Sep 1 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Aug 25 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines $218
Earn $2.18
Return Tue, Sep 1 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines
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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 10 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Virgin America $242
Earn $2.42
Return Sat, Sep 12 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 Sat, Sep 19 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Alaska Airlines $217
Earn $2.17
Return Tue, Sep 22 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Alaska Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Sep 23 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines $217
Earn $2.17
Return Wed, Sep 30 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines
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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 14m.
    • United Airlines flight 1928 (12:22 AM GMT, Boeing 737-900 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from San Francisco to Chicago.
    • American Airlines flight 1522 (11:55 PM GMT, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) is today's latest available flight from San Francisco to Chicago.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from San Francisco to Chicago (Virgin America flight 210, Airbus Industrie A320) takes 4h 0m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from San Francisco to Chicago (United Airlines flight 489, Airbus Industrie A320) takes 4h 28m.
    • Flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Midway Airport (MDW), O'Hare International Airport (ORD) are available for this route.