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$179
Spirit Airlines outward: Dec 24, 2020
4:35a ORD » 7:51p OAK
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (15h16m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Jan 11, 2021
3:00p OAK » 1:44a ORD
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (10h44m)
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Spirit Airlines
outbound: Dec 23, 2020
Spirit Airlines 1 stop
return: Jan 11, 2021
Spirit Airlines 1 stop
Alaska Airlines
outbound: Dec 23, 2020
Alaska Airlines direct
return: Jan 11, 2021
Alaska Airlines 1 stop

Travel tips for flights Chicago - San Francisco

Information on San Francisco
Route

Average flight duration: 13h (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:
  • Oct 28, 2020 6:32 AM, GMT-7
  • Weather:
  • min. 60ºF, max. 74ºF
  • Departure city:
  • Chicago, USA
  • Airport(s):
  • Midway International Airport (MDW)
  • O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Local time:
  • Oct 28, 2020 8:32 AM, GMT-5
  • Weather:
  • min. 41ºF, max. 49ºF

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.