Cheap Flight Deals From Bakersfield (BFL) to Chicago (CHI) Starting at $232

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Airfares from $232 One Way, $324 Round Trip from Bakersfield to Chicago

Prices starting at $324 for return flights and $232 for one-way flights to Chicago were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

More About Flying To Chicago from Bakersfield

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Flights from Bakersfield to Chicago

Bakersfield Airport Information

Orbitz.com can help you find flights from Bakersfield, California by searching many airlines at once to find bargain tickets. Meadow Field, also known as Kern County Airport #1, is the primary airport serving Bakersfield. It is about eight miles north of downtown Bakersfield. Two airlines, United Continental and US Airways, offer flights to both international and domestic locations. The William M. Thomas terminal was constructed in 2006, and it includes a rotunda with a compass-point floor design and a scaled model of Spaceship One.

Airport Parking Information

The Meadow Field Airport has both short-term and long-term parking available. Fees are $2.00 per hour, with a daily maximum of $11.00 in the short-term lot. The first half hour is free. Parking is $9.00 per day in the long-term lots.

Ground Transportation Information

Taxis are available to transport you if you would prefer not to leave your car at the airport. Two companies, American Cab and Yellow Cab, provide service to the airport. You can call ahead for pickup. There is a bus stop at the airport. The fare is $2.00. Not only can we find you a great deal on an air ticket, we can find ground transportation, too.

Meadow Field Airport Restaurants

Meadow Field Airport contains a Blimpie restaurant if you want to get a bite to eat while you are waiting for your flight. There is also an Omni Goods gift shop for any last-minute purchases. Orbitz.com can help you find great deals on flights from Bakersfield.

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.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Bakersfield to Chicago now?
If you’re baffled about quarantine and travel restrictions when flying from Bakersfield to Chicago, go right to the Covid-19 Travel Advisor.
What is the shortest flight from Bakersfield to Chicago?
The shortest flight time from Meadows Field Airport (BFL) to Chicago, IL (ORD-O’Hare Intl.) is around 4 hours and 53 minutes. Order your favorite tipple from the drink trolley, start your travel journal or listen to that podcast — you’ll have enough time on this medium-haul journey.
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Chicago?
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 Chicago 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 Chicago with flexible change policies?
In most cases you’ll have the option to reschedule your flight to Chicago 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 Orbitz.com from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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