Flights from San Francisco to Chicago

Selected fares from San Francisco to Chicago

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
SFO CHI Sat, Sep 5 - Sun, Sep 6 $251
SFO CHI Wed, Nov 18 - Tue, Dec 8 $254
SFO CHI Fri, Aug 28 - Tue, Sep 1 $254
SFO CHI Sat, Aug 29 - Sun, Sep 6 $255
SFO CHI Wed, Sep 23 - Sun, Sep 27 $258
SFO CHI Wed, Nov 18 - Tue, Dec 8 $277
SFO CHI Mon, Nov 16 - Tue, Dec 8 $277
SFO CHI Mon, Feb 1 - Tue, Feb 9 $287
SFO CHI Sun, Sep 6 - Tue, Sep 8 $294
SFO CHI Mon, Oct 19 - Fri, Oct 23 $533
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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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August

Cheapest weekend flights in August from San Francisco to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Aug 21 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (MDW) Sun Country Airlines $254
Earn $2.54
Return Mon, Aug 24 Chicago (MDW) San Francisco (SFO) Sun Country Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from San Francisco to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Aug 21 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (MDW) Sun Country Airlines $254
Earn $2.54
Return Mon, Aug 24 Chicago (MDW) San Francisco (SFO) Sun Country Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Aug 18 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (MDW) Sun Country Airlines $254
Earn $2.54
Return Tue, Aug 25 Chicago (MDW) San Francisco (SFO) Sun Country Airlines
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September

Cheapest weekend flights in September from San Francisco to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Sep 5 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines $251
Earn $2.51
Return Sun, Sep 6 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in September from San Francisco to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Sep 5 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines $251
Earn $2.51
Return Sun, Sep 6 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sun, Sep 27 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines $258
Earn $2.58
Return Sun, Oct 4 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines
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October

Cheapest weekend flights in October from San Francisco to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Oct 8 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines $258
Earn $2.58
Return Mon, Oct 12 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in October from San Francisco to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Oct 8 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines $258
Earn $2.58
Return Mon, Oct 12 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sun, Oct 18 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines $258
Earn $2.58
Return Sun, Oct 25 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier 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 13m.
    • United Airlines flight 551 (12:30 AM GMT, Airbus Industrie A320) 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 1662, Boeing 737-900 Passenger) takes 4h 23m.
    • Flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Midway Airport (MDW), O'Hare International Airport (ORD) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from San Francisco to Chicago on Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
American Airlines/American Airlines AA477/AA486 SFO 3:50 PM ORD 12:12 AM 321/321 6hr 22min
American Airlines/US Airways AA477/US486 SFO 3:50 PM ORD 12:12 AM 321/321 6hr 22min
US Airways/American Airlines US477/AA486 SFO 3:50 PM ORD 12:12 AM 321/321 6hr 22min
US Airways/US Airways US477/US486 SFO 3:50 PM ORD 12:12 AM 321/321 6hr 22min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA259/AA2378 SFO 1:40 PM ORD 12:31 AM 738/M80 8hr 51min
American Airlines/US Airways AA259/US2378 SFO 1:40 PM ORD 12:31 AM 738/M80 8hr 51min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA193/AA2378 SFO 3:40 PM ORD 12:31 AM 738/M80 6hr 51min
American Airlines/US Airways AA193/US2378 SFO 3:40 PM ORD 12:31 AM 738/M80 6hr 51min
United Airlines/American Airlines UA6336/AA2378 SFO 1:25 PM ORD 12:31 AM E7W/M80 9hr 6min
United Airlines/US Airways UA6336/US2378 SFO 1:25 PM ORD 12:31 AM E7W/M80 9hr 6min
US Airways/American Airlines US259/AA2378 SFO 1:40 PM ORD 12:31 AM 738/M80 8hr 51min
US Airways/US Airways US259/US2378 SFO 1:40 PM ORD 12:31 AM 738/M80 8hr 51min
US Airways/American Airlines US193/AA2378 SFO 3:40 PM ORD 12:31 AM 738/M80 6hr 51min