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$154
Spirit Airlines outward: Feb 7, 2020
10:15p ORD » 5:09a OAK
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (6h54m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Feb 11, 2020
3:00p OAK » 7:36a ORD
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (16h36m)
$166
Spirit Airlines outward: Feb 7, 2020
10:15p ORD » 5:09a OAK
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (6h54m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Feb 11, 2020
5:59a OAK » 9:48p ORD
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (15h49m)
$167
Spirit Airlines outward: Mar 7, 2020
11:05p ORD » 8:30a OAK
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (9h25m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Mar 17, 2020
2:05a OAK » 12:38p ORD
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (10h33m)
$167
Spirit Airlines outward: Mar 7, 2020
11:05p ORD » 8:30a OAK
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (9h25m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Mar 17, 2020
2:05a OAK » 12:38p ORD
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (10h33m)
$185
Alaska Airlines outward: Apr 14, 2020
2:50p ORD » 7:40p SFO
Alaska Airlines direct (4h50m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Apr 23, 2020
7:30a OAK » 11:49a ORD
Spirit Airlines direct (4h19m)
$185
Alaska Airlines outward: Apr 14, 2020
2:50p ORD » 7:40p SFO
Alaska Airlines direct (4h50m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Apr 23, 2020
7:30a OAK » 11:49a ORD
Spirit Airlines direct (4h19m)
$185
Alaska Airlines outward: Apr 14, 2020
2:50p ORD » 7:40p SFO
Alaska Airlines direct (4h50m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Apr 23, 2020
7:30a OAK » 11:49a ORD
Spirit Airlines direct (4h19m)
$218
Unknown Company outward: Jan 31, 2020
2:50a ORD » 5:45p SFO
Unknown Company 1 stop (14h55m)
Frontier Airlines inbound: Feb 6, 2020
7:36p SFO » 7:54a ORD
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (12h18m)
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Spirit Airlines
outbound: Feb 7, 2020
Spirit Airlines 1 stop
return: Feb 11, 2020
Spirit Airlines 1 stop
Alaska Airlines
outbound: Apr 14, 2020
Alaska Airlines direct
return: Apr 22, 2020
Spirit Airlines direct
Frontier Airlines
outbound: Feb 7, 2020
Frontier Airlines 1 stop
return: Feb 10, 2020
Spirit Airlines 1 stop

Travel tips for flights Chicago - San Francisco

Information on San Francisco
Route

Average flight duration: 13h36m (flight with stopovers)

  • 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 25, 2020 2:34 PM, GMT-8
  • Weather:
  • min. 53ºF, max. 58ºF
  • Departure city:
  • Chicago, USA
  • Airport(s):
  • Midway International Airport (MDW)
  • O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Local time:
  • Jan 25, 2020 4:34 PM, GMT-6
  • Weather:
  • min. 31ºF, max. 34ºF

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.