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$101
Spirit Airlines outward: May 14, 2021
5:00p ORD » 9:35p OAK
Spirit Airlines direct (4h35m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: May 16, 2021
10:35p OAK » 2:46a ORD
Spirit Airlines direct (4h11m)
$109
Spirit Airlines outward: May 14, 2021
5:00p ORD » 9:35p OAK
Spirit Airlines direct (4h35m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: May 16, 2021
10:35p OAK » 2:46a ORD
Spirit Airlines direct (4h11m)
$112
Spirit Airlines outward: May 14, 2021
5:00p ORD » 9:35p OAK
Spirit Airlines direct (4h35m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: May 16, 2021
10:35p OAK » 2:46a ORD
Spirit Airlines direct (4h11m)
$115
Unknown Company outward: Apr 16, 2021
5:00p ORD » 6:10a SFO
Unknown Company 1 stop (13h10m)
Unknown Company inbound: Apr 18, 2021
7:55p SFO » 3:25a ORD
Unknown Company 1 stop (7h30m)
$127
Spirit Airlines outward: May 14, 2021
5:00p ORD » 9:35p OAK
Spirit Airlines direct (4h35m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: May 16, 2021
10:35p OAK » 2:46a ORD
Spirit Airlines direct (4h11m)
$129
Spirit Airlines outward: May 14, 2021
5:00p ORD » 9:35p OAK
Spirit Airlines direct (4h35m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: May 16, 2021
10:35p OAK » 2:46a ORD
Spirit Airlines direct (4h11m)
$142
Frontier Airlines outward: Apr 16, 2021
3:45p ORD » 8:57a SFO
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (17h12m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Apr 19, 2021
3:40a OAK » 6:54p ORD
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (15h14m)
$142
Frontier Airlines outward: Apr 16, 2021
3:45p ORD » 8:57a SFO
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (17h12m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Apr 19, 2021
3:40a OAK » 6:54p ORD
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (15h14m)
$142
Frontier Airlines outward: Apr 16, 2021
3:45p ORD » 8:57a SFO
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (17h12m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Apr 19, 2021
3:40a OAK » 6:54p ORD
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (15h14m)
$178
Unknown Company outward: Apr 17, 2021
4:15a ORD » 9:04p SFO
Unknown Company 1 stop (16h49m)
American Airlines inbound: Apr 18, 2021
2:28p SFO » 6:50p ORD
American Airlines direct (4h22m)
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Spirit Airlines
outbound: Jul 16, 2021
Spirit Airlines direct
return: Jul 18, 2021
Spirit Airlines direct
Alaska Airlines
outbound: Jul 16, 2021
Alaska Airlines 1 stop
return: Jul 18, 2021
Alaska Airlines 1 stop
Frontier Airlines
outbound: Apr 16, 2021
Frontier Airlines 1 stop
return: Apr 18, 2021
Spirit Airlines 1 stop
United Airlines
outbound: May 14, 2021
United Airlines 1 stop
return: May 16, 2021
Frontier Airlines 1 stop

Travel tips for flights Chicago - San Francisco

Information on San Francisco
Route

Average flight duration: 4h22m (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:
  • Apr 12, 2021 8:22 PM, GMT-7
  • Weather:
  • min. 46ºF, max. 61ºF
  • Departure city:
  • Chicago, USA
  • Airport(s):
  • Midway International Airport (MDW)
  • O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Local time:
  • Apr 12, 2021 10:22 PM, GMT-5
  • Weather:
  • min. 43ºF, max. 48ºF

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.