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Fares from $61 One Way, $108 Round Trip from Chicago to San Francisco

Prices starting at $108 for return flights and $61 for one-way flights to San Francisco were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Flights from Chicago to San Francisco - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Chicago to San Francisco?

You're in luck — there are 3 airlines which offer direct services from Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) to San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.). Here are some of the most popular:

  • United Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines
What is the shortest flight from Chicago to San Francisco?

Getting from Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) to San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) will take a minimum of 4 hours and 30 minutes. Savor a wine and get stuck into that book — it’s the perfect opportunity to sit back and chill out.

What airlines fly from Chicago to San Francisco most frequently?

Consider booking a ticket with United Airlines (UA), which flies frequently along this route. This airline operates 220 flights each month between Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) and San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.). Alternatively, reserve your favorite window (or aisle) seat with American Airlines (AA). You'll have 70 monthly flights between Chicago and San Francisco to choose from with this airline.

Route Information for Flights from Chicago to San Francisco

Origin Airport IATA CodeCHI
Destination Airport IATA CodeSJC
Distance1842 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, Air Canada, LOT - Polish Airlines, Fiji Airways, Aer Lingus, Austrian, Asiana Airlines, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Qantas, SAS, ANA, Singapore Airlines, Air China LTD
Earliest Flight Arrival4:41PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival4:13AM UTC

Flights Review

Jan 30, 2020

Had to pay $10.75 to change to a window seat near the back on a not full flight....

Jan 19, 2020

Our flight was rebooked to a different plane due to de-icing fluid d in the first plane"s ventilation system...

Dec 24, 2019

I thought the seats were a little uncomfortable

Oct 11, 2019

Late takeoff annoying but it happens..

Jul 5, 2019

My cat ripped through his carrier and the staff was wonderful and helpful about it

Sep 27, 2018

For Flight over 4 hrs ( especially around lunch Time) a FREE sandwich or salad or...would be appreciated. Price of ticket high enough to include this. I took 3 planes from Portland , Me to San Jose , Ca - ( my choice , I accepted a voucher to give my place in Portland) and wondered if my suitcase was going to follow. Actually, it was at the carousel waiting for me. Excellent work. Thank you.

May 9, 2018

Missed some kind of entertainment from Chicago to San Jose - more than 4 hour flight. There was nothing.

Feb 5, 2018

Thank you very much.

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.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.