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$174
Frontier Airlines outward: Dec 11, 2019
1:05p ORD » 10:08p SFO
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (9h03m)
Frontier Airlines inbound: Dec 18, 2019
12:37a SFO » 1:32p ORD
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (12h55m)
$183
Spirit Airlines outward: Jan 25, 2020
4:00a ORD » 7:04p OAK
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (15h04m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Jan 27, 2020
3:00p OAK » 7:36a ORD
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (16h36m)
$201
Unknown Company outward: Jan 15, 2020
3:55p ORD » 11:33p SFO
Unknown Company 1 stop (7h38m)
Unknown Company inbound: Jan 22, 2020
12:37a SFO » 11:46a ORD
Unknown Company 1 stop (11h09m)
$202
Spirit Airlines outward: Jan 11, 2020
4:00a ORD » 7:04p OAK
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (15h04m)
Frontier Airlines inbound: Jan 14, 2020
12:37a SFO » 1:44p ORD
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (13h07m)
$207
Spirit Airlines outward: May 2, 2020
4:35a ORD » 9:11a OAK
Spirit Airlines direct (4h36m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: May 5, 2020
7:30a OAK » 11:50a ORD
Spirit Airlines direct (4h20m)
$220
Frontier Airlines outward: Jan 13, 2020
1:40p ORD » 10:08p SFO
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (8h28m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Jan 21, 2020
6:00a OAK » 9:51p ORD
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (15h51m)
$234
Alaska Airlines outward: Jan 10, 2020
12:40a ORD » 5:48a SFO
Alaska Airlines direct (5h08m)
Frontier Airlines inbound: Jan 14, 2020
12:37a SFO » 1:44p ORD
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (13h07m)
$237
Alaska Airlines outward: Jan 17, 2020
12:40a ORD » 5:48a SFO
Alaska Airlines direct (5h08m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Jan 21, 2020
6:00a OAK » 9:51p ORD
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (15h51m)
$260
Alaska Airlines outward: Mar 26, 2020
11:55p ORD » 4:35a SFO
Alaska Airlines direct (4h40m)
Frontier Airlines inbound: Mar 31, 2020
7:36p SFO » 6:35a ORD
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (10h59m)
$260
Alaska Airlines outward: Apr 11, 2020
12:55a ORD » 5:35a SFO
Alaska Airlines direct (4h40m)
Frontier Airlines inbound: Apr 14, 2020
7:36p SFO » 5:19a ORD
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (9h43m)
$265
Alaska Airlines outward: Apr 18, 2020
12:55a ORD » 5:35a SFO
Alaska Airlines direct (4h40m)
Frontier Airlines inbound: Apr 21, 2020
7:36p SFO » 5:19a ORD
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (9h43m)
$271
United Airlines outward: Dec 20, 2019
1:00p ORD » 5:50p SFO
United Airlines direct (4h50m)
American Airlines inbound: Jan 19, 2020
9:55a SFO » 2:07p ORD
American Airlines direct (4h12m)
$271
United Airlines outward: Dec 20, 2019
1:00p ORD » 5:50p SFO
United Airlines direct (4h50m)
American Airlines inbound: Jan 19, 2020
9:55a SFO » 2:07p ORD
American Airlines direct (4h12m)
$271
United Airlines outward: Dec 20, 2019
1:00p ORD » 5:50p SFO
United Airlines direct (4h50m)
American Airlines inbound: Jan 19, 2020
9:55a SFO » 2:07p ORD
American Airlines direct (4h12m)
$286
Alaska Airlines outward: Apr 17, 2020
12:55a ORD » 5:35a SFO
Alaska Airlines direct (4h40m)
Frontier Airlines inbound: Apr 21, 2020
7:36p SFO » 5:19a ORD
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (9h43m)
$307
United Airlines outward: Apr 24, 2020
4:10p ORD » 8:48p SFO
United Airlines direct (4h38m)
United Airlines inbound: Apr 28, 2020
2:35a SFO » 6:32a ORD
United Airlines direct (3h57m)
$307
United Airlines outward: Jul 17, 2020
4:10p ORD » 8:48p SFO
United Airlines direct (4h38m)
United Airlines inbound: Jul 22, 2020
2:35a SFO » 6:32a ORD
United Airlines direct (3h57m)
$322
Alaska Airlines outward: Mar 27, 2020
1:00p ORD » 5:55p SFO
Alaska Airlines direct (4h55m)
Alaska Airlines inbound: Mar 31, 2020
1:40a SFO » 5:56a ORD
Alaska Airlines direct (4h16m)
$380
Spirit Airlines outward: Dec 22, 2019
4:00a ORD » 7:18p OAK
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (15h18m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Dec 28, 2019
3:00p OAK » 9:05p ORD
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (6h05m)
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Spirit Airlines
outbound: Jan 24, 2020
Spirit Airlines 1 stop
return: Jan 27, 2020
Spirit Airlines 1 stop
United Airlines
outbound: Jan 24, 2020
United Airlines direct
return: Jan 27, 2020
Frontier Airlines 1 stop
Alaska Airlines
outbound: Jan 24, 2020
Alaska Airlines direct
return: Jan 27, 2020
Alaska Airlines direct
Frontier Airlines
outbound: Jan 15, 2020
Frontier Airlines 1 stop
return: Jan 21, 2020
Frontier Airlines 1 stop

Travel tips for flights Chicago - San Francisco

Information on San Francisco
Route

Average flight duration: 5h08m (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:
  • Nov 12, 2019 8:49 PM, GMT-8
  • Weather:
  • min. 56ºF, max. 61ºF
  • Departure city:
  • Chicago, USA
  • Airport(s):
  • Midway International Airport (MDW)
  • O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Local time:
  • Nov 12, 2019 10:49 PM, GMT-6
  • Weather:
  • min. 21ºF, max. 28ºF

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.