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Airfares from $88 One Way, $176 Round Trip from Chicago to San Francisco

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Route Information for Flights from Chicago to San Francisco

Origin Airport IATA Code
Destination Airport IATA Code
1842 mi
Direct Flight Airlines
JAL, LOT - Polish Airlines, Fiji Airways, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Qantas, SAS, Iberia, Brussels Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Gulf Air, American Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air Canada, Azul, Austrian, Aer Lingus, Emirates, Asiana Airlines, Virgin Australia, Alaska Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Finnair, ANA, Lufthansa, British Airways
Earliest Flight Arrival
3:47PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival
6:59AM UTC

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 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

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Chicago to San Francisco now?
The Covid-19 Travel Advisor can help you with questions about quarantine and travel restrictions when taking a plane flight from Chicago to San Francisco.
Are there non-stop flights from Chicago to San Francisco?
You’re in luck — there are 3 airlines which offer direct services between ORD and San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO). Here are some of the best:

  • United Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines

What is the shortest flight from Chicago to San Francisco?
From Chicago, the wonderful sights and sounds of San Francisco are at least 5 hours and 5 minutes away. Lock in your favorite seat, or perhaps even one with extra legroom, and fly to your destination in total comfort.
What airlines fly from Chicago to San Francisco most frequently?
The airlines that fly frequently between O’Hare Airport and San Francisco Airport include United Airlines (UA). This popular option operates 243 flights on the route every month. Alternatively, secure your favorite window (or aisle) seat with American Airlines (AA). You’ll have 126 monthly flights between Chicago and San Francisco to choose from with this company.
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to San Francisco?
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it’s good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to San Francisco have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you’ll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
Are there flights to San Francisco with flexible change policies?
In most cases you’ll have the option to reschedule your flight to San Francisco without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the “no change fees” filter and book with confidence.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2021 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
What is the cheapest month to fly?
We won’t keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data from 2021, the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all in the shortest month of the year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is during the height of summer in July, and in the holiday month of December.*According to flight demand on from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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