Selected fares from Chicago to San Francisco

Travel from Chicago to San Francisco

Both business and pleasure travelers need to book flights from Chicago to San Francisco. Other than being a cultural and a financial center, San Francisco is also home to numerous tourist attractions. Some of the popular sites in San Francisco include Alcatraz Island, the Asian Art Museum, and the Palace of Fine Arts. Use Orbitz.com to find cheap flights to San Francisco.

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, the third-most populous city in the U.S., is home to approximately 2.7 million people. The city is also a leading international hub for finance, transportation, telecommunication, and commerce. Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), also known as O'Hare Field or O'Hare Airport, is the main airport serving the city and is located approximately 17 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Taking a taxi from Union Station to the airport will cost you approximately $37.49. The airport offers short-term, economy, and valet parking options. Parking at the hourly and daily parking lots is free for the first 10 minutes. Valet parking costs $10 for the first hour. For tasty hot dogs, burgers, salads, and soups, visit the America's Dog restaurant. Other restaurants within the airport include Berghoff Café, Billy Goat Tavern and Grill, Café Zoot, Dunkin' Donuts, and Great American Bagel.

San Francisco, California

San Francisco is the leading cultural and financial center of the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. With a population of more than 800,000 people, San Francisco is the fourth most populous city in California. Its eclectic mix of architecture, cool summers, steep rolling hills, and numerous landmarks makes San Francisco a top tourist destination.

Touring San Francisco

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the main airport serving San Francisco, California. The airport is located approximately 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco. Taxis, shuttles, and buses are available at the airport. Taxis charge approximately $57 to Fisherman's Wharf, $54 to downtown and $74 to Oakland. San Francisco experiences a Mediterranean climate and cool summers. January is the coldest month, with an average low temperature of 46 degrees Fahrenheit. September is the warmest month, with a mean high temperature of 71 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 56 degrees Fahrenheit. September to November is the best time to visit, as the temperatures remain pleasantly warm. Among the must-see attractions is Alcatraz Island, which was a federal maximum security prison from 1934 to 1963. The island is located about 4 miles from the city center and offers tours every day of the week. Other sites that you should visit include San Francisco Bay, the Asian Art Museum, the Palace of Fine Arts, Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, Angel Island State Park, the Cable Car Museum, the Exploratorium, and Golden Gate Park.

San Francisco Vacation Deals

Other than being the leading cultural and financial center of the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California, San Francisco is home to numerous tourist attractions. Today, flights from Chicago to San Francisco are popular with both business and pleasure travelers. You can easily find cheap flights to San Francisco using Orbitz.com.

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Stanford Court San Francisco
Stanford Court San Francisco
905 California Street, San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (236 reviews)

Guests can indulge in high-end shops like Prada and Tiffany & Co at Union Square, 4 blocks away. Chinatown is 5 minutes on foot, and the American Conservatory ...

$219

$219
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
222 Mason St, San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (355 reviews)

The Asian-inspired Hotel Nikko San Francisco is located downtown, a 4-minute walk from Union Square and the designer shops of Westfield San Francisco Centre. ...

$199

$199
Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf
Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf
2620 Jones Street, San Francisco
3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (125 reviews)

Located in the heart of San Francisco, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum, Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf, and Ghirardelli ...

$220

$220
Park Central Hotel San Francisco, a Starwood Hotel
Park Central Hotel San Francisco, a Starwood Hotel
50 3rd St, San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (206 reviews)

Located in the heart of the South of Market district (SoMa), Park Central Hotel San Francisco (formerly Westin Market Street) is across from Yerba Buena Gardens ...

$241

$241
Serrano Hotel
Serrano Hotel
405 Taylor St, San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (100 reviews)

The Serrano Hotel is steps away from Union Square, perfectly positioned in the Theater District of San Francisco, 2 blocks from the Powell Street cable car.

$188

$188
Parc 55 San Francisco - A Hilton Hotel
Parc 55 San Francisco - A Hilton Hotel
55 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (526 reviews)

Just off Market Street, downtown San Francisco's major thoroughfare, this contemporary 32-story hotel is 1 block from San Francisco Centre shops and 3 blocks ...

$234

$234
Clift
Clift
495 Geary St, San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (11 reviews)

Old-world elegance is suffused with modern glamour in this historic San Francisco hotel 2 blocks from Union Square, a half-mile from the Financial District, ...

$229

$229
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O'Farrell St., San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (498 reviews)

Iconic, AAA 4-Diamond hotel a few steps from Union Square, Cable Car station, theatre district, BART, Chinatown, SFMOMA, and Moscone Center. Upgraded rooms offer ...

$206

$206
Handlery Union Square Hotel
Handlery Union Square Hotel
351 Geary St, San Francisco
3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (304 reviews)

A half-block from cable cars, this hotel is 2 blocks from Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre; the Moscone Center and the San Francisco Museum of Modern ...

$229

$229
Hotel Whitcomb
Hotel Whitcomb
1231 Market St, San Francisco
3.5 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (455 reviews)

Located in the San Francisco theater district with a BART and MUNI station at its entrance, this downtown hotel is 6 blocks from Union Square and within a mile ...

$169

$169