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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, Feb 3 - Wed, Feb 4 $240
SFO CHI Mon, Feb 2 - Wed, Feb 4 $243
SFO CHI Thu, Jan 15 - Fri, Jan 16 $246
SFO CHI Mon, Jan 12 - Tue, Jan 13 $253
SFO CHI Tue, Feb 3 - Wed, Feb 4 $253
SFO CHI Sat, Jan 24 - Sat, Feb 7 $259
SFO CHI Sat, Jan 24 - Sat, Feb 7 $269
SFO CHI Sat, Jan 24 - Sat, Feb 7 $271
SFO CHI Thu, Jan 1 - Fri, Jan 9 $277
SFO CHI Fri, Jan 30 - Mon, Feb 2 $423

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, China 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, China Airlines, US Airways, Virgin America
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Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago

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January

Cheapest weekend flights in January from San Francisco to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Jan 24 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (MDW) Delta Air Lines $240
Earn $2.40
Return Sun, Jan 25 Chicago (MDW) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in January from San Francisco to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Jan 12 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Delta Air Lines $240
Earn $2.40
Return Tue, Jan 13 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jan 6 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Delta Air Lines $246
Earn $2.46
Return Tue, Jan 13 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines
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February

Cheapest weekend flights in February from San Francisco to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Feb 7 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (MDW) Delta Air Lines $240
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Return Sun, Feb 8 Chicago (MDW) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in February from San Francisco to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Feb 9 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (MDW) Delta Air Lines $240
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Return Tue, Feb 10 Chicago (MDW) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Feb 5 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Delta Air Lines $246
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Return Thu, Feb 12 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines
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March

Cheapest weekend flights in March from San Francisco to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Mar 6 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (MDW) Delta Air Lines $246
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Return Mon, Mar 9 Chicago (MDW) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in March from San Francisco to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Mar 4 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Delta Air Lines $246
Earn $2.46
Return Mon, Mar 9 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Mar 7 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) Delta Air Lines $246
Earn $2.46
Return Sat, Mar 14 Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines
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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.

Flight schedule for flights from San Francisco to Chicago on Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
American Airlines/American Airlines AA2029/AA424 SFO 8:35 PM ORD 5:33 AM 321/321 6hr 58min
American Airlines/US Airways AA2029/US424 SFO 8:35 PM ORD 5:33 AM 321/321 6hr 58min
US Airways/American Airlines US2029/AA424 SFO 8:35 PM ORD 5:33 AM 321/321 6hr 58min
US Airways/US Airways US2029/US424 SFO 8:35 PM ORD 5:33 AM 321/321 6hr 58min
American Airlines AA1522 SFO 11:30 PM ORD 5:35 AM 738 4hr 5min
Alaska Airlines AS1257 SFO 11:30 PM ORD 5:35 AM 738 4hr 5min
US Airways US1522 SFO 11:30 PM ORD 5:35 AM 738 4hr 5min
American Airlines/US Airways AA219/US1062 SFO 8:10 PM ORD 5:50 AM 738/738 7hr 40min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA219/AA1062 SFO 8:10 PM ORD 5:50 AM 738/738 7hr 40min
US Airways/US Airways US219/US1062 SFO 8:10 PM ORD 5:50 AM 738/738 7hr 40min
US Airways/American Airlines US219/AA1062 SFO 8:10 PM ORD 5:50 AM 738/738 7hr 40min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA6925/AA1431 SFO 7:35 PM ORD 6:20 AM 737/738 8hr 45min
Alaska Airlines/American Airlines AS341/AA1431 SFO 7:35 PM ORD 6:20 AM 734/738 8hr 45min