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$181
Spirit Airlines outward: Sep 5, 2021
1:00p ORD » 8:34p OAK
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (7h34m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Sep 14, 2021
2:55a OAK » 6:55a ORD
Spirit Airlines direct (4h)
$259
Spirit Airlines outward: Jun 19, 2021
3:18a ORD » 5:26p OAK
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (14h08m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Jun 20, 2021
6:17p OAK » 8:29a ORD
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (14h12m)
$305
Spirit Airlines outward: Jun 19, 2021
3:18a ORD » 5:26p OAK
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (14h08m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Jun 20, 2021
6:17p OAK » 8:29a ORD
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (14h12m)
$406
Unknown Company outward: Dec 30, 2021
12:50a ORD » 7:56a SFO
Unknown Company 1 stop (7h06m)
Alaska Airlines inbound: Jan 3, 2022
2:40a SFO » 6:59a ORD
Alaska Airlines direct (4h19m)
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Spirit Airlines
outbound: Sep 5, 2021
Spirit Airlines 1 stop
return: Sep 13, 2021
Spirit Airlines direct
Alaska Airlines
outbound: Sep 5, 2021
Alaska Airlines direct
return: Sep 13, 2021
Alaska Airlines 1 stop
United Airlines
outbound: Jun 18, 2021
United Airlines direct
return: Jun 20, 2021
United Airlines direct
Frontier Airlines
outbound: Dec 29, 2021
Frontier Airlines 1 stop
return: Jan 2, 2022
Frontier Airlines 1 stop

Travel tips for flights Chicago - San Francisco

Information on San Francisco
Route

Average flight duration: 14h10m (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:
  • Jun 12, 2021 6:32 AM, GMT-7
  • Weather:
  • min. 56ºF, max. 68ºF
  • Departure city:
  • Chicago, USA
  • Airport(s):
  • Midway International Airport (MDW)
  • O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Local time:
  • Jun 12, 2021 8:32 AM, GMT-5
  • Weather:
  • min. 65ºF, max. 76ºF

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.