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$192
United Airlines outward: May 22, 2020
9:25p ORD » 2:05a SFO
United Airlines direct (4h40m)
United Airlines inbound: May 26, 2020
8:00a SFO » 12:05p ORD
United Airlines direct (4h05m)
$201
Spirit Airlines outward: Jun 15, 2020
7:16p ORD » 11:45p OAK
Spirit Airlines direct (4h29m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Jun 19, 2020
12:30a OAK » 4:45a ORD
Spirit Airlines direct (4h15m)
$222
Spirit Airlines outward: Aug 4, 2020
7:16p ORD » 11:45p OAK
Spirit Airlines direct (4h29m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Aug 10, 2020
12:30a OAK » 4:45a ORD
Spirit Airlines direct (4h15m)
$222
Spirit Airlines outward: Aug 4, 2020
7:16p ORD » 11:45p OAK
Spirit Airlines direct (4h29m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Aug 10, 2020
12:30a OAK » 4:45a ORD
Spirit Airlines direct (4h15m)
$464
Delta Air Lines outward: Apr 8, 2020
2:40p ORD » 9:16p SFO
Delta Air Lines 1 stop (6h36m)
Delta Air Lines inbound: Apr 15, 2020
3:00p SFO » 8:46p ORD
Delta Air Lines 1 stop (5h46m)
$464
Delta Air Lines outward: Apr 8, 2020
2:40p ORD » 9:16p SFO
Delta Air Lines 1 stop (6h36m)
Delta Air Lines inbound: Apr 15, 2020
3:00p SFO » 8:46p ORD
Delta Air Lines 1 stop (5h46m)
$859
Alaska Airlines outward: Jun 7, 2020
2:35p ORD » 7:24p SFO
Alaska Airlines direct (4h49m)
Delta Air Lines inbound: Jun 13, 2020
7:19p SFO » 1:18a ORD
Delta Air Lines 1 stop (5h59m)
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Spirit Airlines
outbound: May 21, 2020
Spirit Airlines 1 stop
return: May 26, 2020
Spirit Airlines 1 stop
Alaska Airlines
outbound: Apr 8, 2020
Alaska Airlines direct
return: Apr 15, 2020
Alaska Airlines direct
United Airlines
outbound: Aug 4, 2020
United Airlines direct
return: Aug 9, 2020
American Airlines direct
Frontier Airlines
outbound: Aug 4, 2020
Frontier Airlines 1 stop
return: Aug 9, 2020
Alaska Airlines direct

Travel tips for flights Chicago - San Francisco

Information on San Francisco
Route
  • Arrival city:
  • San Francisco, USA
  • Airport(s):
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK)
  • Norman Y. Mineta International Airport (SJC)
  • Local time:
  • Apr 4, 2020 1:21 PM, GMT-7
  • Weather:
  • min. 49ºF, max. 54ºF
  • Departure city:
  • Chicago, USA
  • Airport(s):
  • Midway International Airport (MDW)
  • O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Local time:
  • Apr 4, 2020 3:21 PM, GMT-5
  • Weather:
  • min. 40ºF, max. 47ºF

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.