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$178
Alaska Airlines outward: Oct 23, 2020
1:25a ORD » 6:18a SFO
Alaska Airlines direct (4h53m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Oct 28, 2020
3:18a OAK » 12:12p ORD
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (8h54m)
$293
Alaska Airlines outward: Oct 9, 2020
2:20p ORD » 7:09p SFO
Alaska Airlines direct (4h49m)
Unknown Company inbound: Oct 11, 2020
9:05p SFO » 7:20a MDW
Unknown Company 1 stop (10h15m)
$314
Unknown Company outward: Jun 2, 2020
3:05a MDW » 5:30p SFO
Unknown Company 1 stop (14h25m)
Unknown Company inbound: Jun 8, 2020
9:30p SFO » 4:30a RFD
Unknown Company 1 stop (7h)
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Spirit Airlines
outbound: Oct 22, 2020
Spirit Airlines 1 stop
return: Oct 27, 2020
United Airlines 1 stop
Alaska Airlines
outbound: Jun 1, 2020
Alaska Airlines 2 stops
return: Jun 8, 2020
Alaska Airlines direct
Frontier Airlines
outbound: Oct 9, 2020
Frontier Airlines 1 stop
return: Oct 11, 2020
Spirit Airlines direct

Travel tips for flights Chicago - San Francisco

Information on San Francisco
Route

Average flight duration: 10h42m (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:
  • May 25, 2020 12:51 PM, GMT-7
  • Weather:
  • min. 65ºF, max. 78ºF
  • Departure city:
  • Chicago, USA
  • Airport(s):
  • Midway International Airport (MDW)
  • O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Local time:
  • May 25, 2020 2:51 PM, GMT-5
  • Weather:
  • min. 69ºF, max. 82ºF

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.