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$141
outward: Apr 13, 2018
9:15p ORD » 1:50a OAK
Spirit Airlines direct (4h35m)
inbound: Apr 16, 2018
5:45p OAK » 10:03p ORD
Spirit Airlines direct (4h18m)
$142
outward: May 3, 2018
9:15p ORD » 1:50a OAK
Spirit Airlines direct (4h35m)
inbound: May 7, 2018
5:45p OAK » 10:03p ORD
Spirit Airlines direct (4h18m)
$142
outward: May 3, 2018
9:15p ORD » 1:50a OAK
Spirit Airlines direct (4h35m)
inbound: May 7, 2018
5:45p OAK » 10:03p ORD
Spirit Airlines direct (4h18m)
$149
outward: Feb 1, 2018
2:33a MKE » 8:16p SJC
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (17h43m)
inbound: Feb 8, 2018
12:21a SJC » 6:09a MKE
Frontier Airlines direct (5h48m)
$149
outward: Feb 1, 2018
2:33a MKE » 8:16p SJC
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (17h43m)
inbound: Feb 8, 2018
12:21a SJC » 6:09a MKE
Frontier Airlines direct (5h48m)
$149
outward: Feb 1, 2018
2:33a MKE » 8:16p SJC
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (17h43m)
inbound: Feb 8, 2018
12:21a SJC » 6:09a MKE
Frontier Airlines direct (5h48m)
$149
outward: Feb 1, 2018
2:33a MKE » 8:16p SJC
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (17h43m)
inbound: Feb 8, 2018
12:21a SJC » 6:09a MKE
Frontier Airlines direct (5h48m)
$149
outward: Feb 1, 2018
2:33a MKE » 8:16p SJC
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (17h43m)
inbound: Feb 8, 2018
12:21a SJC » 6:09a MKE
Frontier Airlines direct (5h48m)
$150
outward: Feb 1, 2018
2:33a MKE » 8:16p SJC
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (17h43m)
inbound: Feb 8, 2018
12:21a SJC » 6:09a MKE
Frontier Airlines direct (5h48m)
$150
outward: Feb 1, 2018
2:33a MKE » 8:16p SJC
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (17h43m)
inbound: Feb 8, 2018
12:21a SJC » 6:09a MKE
Frontier Airlines direct (5h48m)
$168
outward: Feb 18, 2018
2:28a MKE » 8:55a SFO
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (6h27m)
inbound: Feb 21, 2018
3:59a SFO » 1:16a MKE
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (21h17m)
$168
outward: Feb 18, 2018
2:28a MKE » 8:55a SFO
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (6h27m)
inbound: Feb 21, 2018
3:59a SFO » 1:16a MKE
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (21h17m)
$172
outward: Feb 1, 2018
2:33a MKE » 8:16p SJC
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (17h43m)
inbound: Feb 8, 2018
12:21a SJC » 6:09a MKE
Frontier Airlines direct (5h48m)
$179
outward: Jan 30, 2018
1:05p ORD » 10:00p OAK
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (8h55m)
inbound: Feb 6, 2018
6:05p OAK » 1:14a ORD
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (7h09m)
$185
outward: Feb 10, 2018
2:33a MKE » 11:31p SJC
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (20h58m)
inbound: Feb 13, 2018
12:21a SJC » 6:09a MKE
Frontier Airlines direct (5h48m)
$191
outward: May 3, 2018
9:15p ORD » 1:50a OAK
Spirit Airlines direct (4h35m)
inbound: May 7, 2018
5:45p OAK » 10:03p ORD
Spirit Airlines direct (4h18m)
$192
outward: Apr 12, 2018
9:00p ORD » 1:35a OAK
Spirit Airlines direct (4h35m)
inbound: Apr 17, 2018
5:45p OAK » 10:03p ORD
Spirit Airlines direct (4h18m)
$210
outward: Mar 7, 2018
1:29p ORD » 3:04a SJC
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (13h35m)
inbound: Mar 13, 2018
2:55a SJC » 11:25p ORD
Unknown Company 1 stop (20h30m)
$210
outward: Feb 1, 2018
1:29p ORD » 8:16p SJC
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (6h47m)
inbound: Feb 8, 2018
9:00p SJC » 5:08p ORD
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (20h08m)
$214
outward: May 5, 2018
9:15p ORD » 1:50a OAK
Spirit Airlines direct (4h35m)
inbound: May 9, 2018
3:00p OAK » 9:41p ORD
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (6h41m)
$215
outward: Mar 8, 2018
3:15a ORD » 8:11p SJC
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (16h56m)
inbound: Mar 13, 2018
2:55a SJC » 4:05p ORD
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (13h10m)
$219
outward: Mar 8, 2018
3:15a ORD » 8:11p SJC
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (16h56m)
inbound: Mar 13, 2018
2:55a SJC » 4:05p ORD
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (13h10m)
$221
outward: Feb 25, 2018
1:29p ORD » 8:11p SJC
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (6h42m)
inbound: Mar 4, 2018
8:54p SJC » 5:05p ORD
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (20h11m)
$223
outward: Apr 15, 2018
12:05p MKE » 8:38p SJC
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (8h33m)
inbound: Apr 18, 2018
10:07p SJC » 6:37a MKE
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (8h30m)
$223
outward: Apr 15, 2018
12:05p MKE » 8:38p SJC
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (8h33m)
inbound: Apr 18, 2018
10:07p SJC » 6:37a MKE
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (8h30m)
$226
outward: Mar 15, 2018
1:29a MKE » 7:11p SJC
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (17h42m)
inbound: Mar 21, 2018
11:50p SJC » 5:32a MKE
Frontier Airlines direct (5h42m)
$234
outward: May 19, 2018
3:00p ORD » 9:32p OAK
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (6h32m)
inbound: May 26, 2018
5:45p OAK » 10:03p ORD
Spirit Airlines direct (4h18m)
$237
outward: Feb 11, 2018
12:07a ORD » 5:02a SFO
Virgin America direct (4h55m)
inbound: Feb 13, 2018
7:00p SFO » 11:12p ORD
Virgin America direct (4h12m)
$237
outward: Feb 18, 2018
12:07a ORD » 5:02a SFO
Virgin America direct (4h55m)
inbound: Feb 21, 2018
7:00p SFO » 11:12p ORD
Virgin America direct (4h12m)
$237
outward: Apr 15, 2018
12:45a ORD » 5:35a SFO
Virgin America direct (4h50m)
inbound: Apr 17, 2018
7:30p SFO » 11:48p ORD
Virgin America direct (4h18m)
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$453 Virgin America
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$360 Virgin America
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$360 Virgin America
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$453 Virgin America
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$178 Spirit Airlines
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1517936700000 OAK » 1517962440000 ORD, 1 (429)
$360 Virgin America
1517352300000 ORD » 1517370000000 SFO, 0 (295)
1518026400000 SFO » 1518041520000 ORD, 0 (252)
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$453 Virgin America
1517438700000 ORD » 1517456400000 SFO, 0 (295)
1517850000000 SFO » 1517874360000 ORD, 1 (406)
$360 Virgin America
1517438700000 ORD » 1517456400000 SFO, 0 (295)
1517940000000 SFO » 1517955120000 ORD, 0 (252)
$257 Virgin America
1517438700000 ORD » 1517456400000 SFO, 0 (295)
1518026400000 SFO » 1518041520000 ORD, 0 (252)
$262 Virgin America
1517438700000 ORD » 1517456400000 SFO, 0 (295)
1518112800000 SFO » 1518127920000 ORD, 0 (252)
$288 Virgin America
1517438700000 ORD » 1517456400000 SFO, 0 (295)
1518199200000 SFO » 1518214320000 ORD, 0 (252)
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$246 Virgin America
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1518026400000 SFO » 1518041520000 ORD, 0 (252)
$149 Frontier Airlines
1517448780000 MKE » 1517512560000 SJC, 1 (1063)
1518045660000 SJC » 1518066540000 MKE, 0 (348)
$278 Virgin America
1517525100000 ORD » 1517542800000 SFO, 0 (295)
1518199200000 SFO » 1518214320000 ORD, 0 (252)
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$308 Virgin America
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1518026400000 SFO » 1518041520000 ORD, 0 (252)
$313 Virgin America
1517611500000 ORD » 1517629200000 SFO, 0 (295)
1518112800000 SFO » 1518127920000 ORD, 0 (252)
$340 Virgin America
1517611500000 ORD » 1517629200000 SFO, 0 (295)
1518199200000 SFO » 1518214320000 ORD, 0 (252)
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Airlines operating flights from Chicago to San Francisco

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Virgin America
outbound: Mar 14, 2018
Virgin America direct
return: Mar 21, 2018
Frontier Airlines 1 stop
United Airlines
outbound: Feb 17, 2018
United Airlines direct
return: Feb 20, 2018
United Airlines direct
Alaska Airlines
outbound: May 5, 2018
Alaska Airlines direct
return: May 9, 2018
Alaska Airlines direct

Travel tips for flights Chicago - San Francisco

Information on San Francisco
Route

Average flight duration: 4h38m (direct flight)

  • Arrival city:
  • San Francisco, USA
  • Airport(s):
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK)
  • Norman Y. Mineta International Airport (SJC)
  • Local time:
  • Jan 21, 2018 6:10 AM, GMT-8
  • Weather:
  • min. 43ºF, max. 66ºF
  • Departure city:
  • Chicago, USA
  • Airport(s):
  • Midway International Airport (MDW)
  • O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Local time:
  • Jan 21, 2018 8:10 AM, GMT-6

Why travel by plane from Chicago to San Francisco?

To reach the west coast city of San Francisco from Chicago by land would take over 30 hours; flying from Chicago to San Francisco, on the other hand, takes around 4h 35m. Airlines such as Spirit, Frontier and Alaska all operate the route meaning passengers have plenty of choice when it comes to choosing which airline to travel with.

What is there to see and do in San Francisco?

The City by the Bay offers a large number of great things to see and do, from iconic landmarks to great restaurants and coffee shops. The Golden Gate Bridge is the city's most famous and most photographed sight – the suspension bridge runs over the Golden Gate strait and is a popular attraction in the city. A ride on San Francisco's cable car system is a must, as is a trip to Union Square to indulge in some retail therapy and a visit to Fisherman's Wharf. Alcatraz Island, China Town, the Golden Gate Park and the Exploratorium are also great attractions to add to any San Francisco itinerary.