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Fares from $52 One Way, $103 Round Trip from Orange County to Chicago

Prices starting at $103 for return flights and $52 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.

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More About Flying To Chicago from Orange County

Flights from Orange County to Chicago - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Orange County to Chicago?

There are two airlines that fly directly from Orange County, CA Airport (SNA-John Wayne) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). Book your seat now with American Airlines or United Airlines.

What is the shortest flight from Orange County to Chicago?

The shortest flight time from Orange County, CA Airport (SNA-John Wayne) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) is 4 hours and 8 minutes, which gives you ample time to indulge in a tipple or get swept up in a good movie.

What airlines fly from Orange County to Chicago most frequently?

The airlines that have the most frequent flights between Orange County, CA Airport (SNA-John Wayne) and Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) include American Airlines (AA). This well-known option offers 63 flights on the route each month. Also look into the great airfares from United Airlines (UA). Offering 37 flights every month between Orange County and Chicago, they'll make sure your journey is just as delightful as the destination.

Route Information for Flights from Orange County to Chicago

Origin Airport IATA CodeQLA
Destination Airport IATA CodeCHI
Distance1740 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air Canada, Fiji Airways, Aer Lingus, Austrian, Asiana Airlines, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, EVA Air, Qantas, SAS, Air Tahiti Nui, ANA, Malaysia Airlines, Lufthansa, Spirit Airlines, Air China LTD, British Airways, Gulf Air
Earliest Flight Arrival1:53PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival4:05AM UTC

Flights Review

Mar 15, 2020

No. It was great!

Mar 5, 2020

I've taken this same flight for years and it has always been hassle free and on time.

Mar 3, 2020

Sitting on tarmac NOT SO MUCH

Feb 26, 2020

No screen s or charging stations. 😔

Feb 24, 2020

Hated not being able to select our seats 24 hrs before flight, especially not guaranteed to sit together and traveling with an infant

Feb 16, 2020

WiFi did not work. I specifically asked, and paid $51.00 for a seat that supposedly had WiFi. Not good. Please refund the $51.00. Thank you.

Feb 12, 2020

On time!

Feb 5, 2020

Captain kept us informed about weather and flight conditions.

Feb 2, 2020

Very friendly staff. Very friendly staff

Jan 25, 2020

The seats are uncomfortable, they aren’t good for long flights.

Cheap Flights from Orange County to Chicago

Departing From Orange County, CA
John Wayne Airport

The John Wayne Airport, located in Santa Ana, is the only airport in Orange County that provides domestic and international flights for travelers. WestJet, Alaska Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and several others handle all of the flights from Orange County at this airport. A simple visit to can help you find discounted flights and cheap tickets on all flights leaving John Wayne.

Convenient Parking Options

John Wayne Airport has traditional parking available in short-term and long-term lots, but it also features some convenient offerings, such as a curbside valet service. You simply drive your car to one of the drop-off locations for a valet to park your car for you. When you use the valet service, you can also have your car washed and detailed while you're away. Main Street parking away from the airport is available as well, with a courtesy shuttle that transports travelers to and from the terminal.

How to Get There

Yellow Cab charges around $3 for the first 1/4 mile and 65 cents for each additional mile. If you want to get to the airport without driving, take a cab or a shuttle. Apollo Shuttle, Shuttle 2000, and ABC Shuttle are a few of the companies that take travelers to John Wayne Airport. Another option is to drive a rental car there and return it to its on-site company. The rental car companies operating from John Wayne Airport include Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, and Budget. More information on rental car arrangements can be found on

Grab a Bite

With California Pizza Kitchen, Javi's, Pei Wei, Pinkberry, Starbucks, and several other restaurants located at the airport, a snack or full meal can be grabbed in just minutes. Fast food restaurants, such as McDonald's and Subway, also serve travelers at this airport. When you need low-fare tickets to depart from this location, visit It only takes a few minutes to search the available flights from Orange County and find the one that works best for you.

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. 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, 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 and schedule your trip during the off-peak travel season, it's easy to find cheap flights to Chicago.

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^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on 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.