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$173
Spirit Airlines outward: Aug 13, 2021
4:29a ORD » 8:13p OAK
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (15h44m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Aug 17, 2021
5:34a OAK » 1:20p ORD
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (7h46m)
$219
Spirit Airlines outward: Aug 26, 2021
2:00p ORD » 9:19p OAK
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (7h19m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Sep 2, 2021
5:46p OAK » 1:01a ORD
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (7h15m)
$332
Spirit Airlines outward: Aug 9, 2021
4:29a ORD » 8:13p OAK
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (15h44m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Aug 11, 2021
10:25p OAK » 2:02p ORD
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (15h37m)
$335
Spirit Airlines outward: Aug 9, 2021
4:30a ORD » 5:00p OAK
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (12h30m)
Frontier Airlines inbound: Aug 11, 2021
9:49a SFO » 6:43a ORD
Frontier Airlines 1 stop (20h54m)
$341
Spirit Airlines outward: Aug 9, 2021
4:29a ORD » 8:13p OAK
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (15h44m)
Spirit Airlines inbound: Aug 11, 2021
10:25p OAK » 2:02p ORD
Spirit Airlines 1 stop (15h37m)
$364
Unknown Company outward: Aug 9, 2021
5:18a RFD » 4:48p SFO
Unknown Company 1 stop (11h30m)
American Airlines inbound: Aug 11, 2021
7:47p SFO » 12:00p ORD
American Airlines 1 stop (16h13m)
$364
Unknown Company outward: Aug 9, 2021
5:18a RFD » 4:48p SFO
Unknown Company 1 stop (11h30m)
American Airlines inbound: Aug 11, 2021
7:47p SFO » 12:00p ORD
American Airlines 1 stop (16h13m)
$370
Unknown Company outward: Aug 9, 2021
5:18a RFD » 4:48p SFO
Unknown Company 1 stop (11h30m)
American Airlines inbound: Aug 11, 2021
7:47p SFO » 12:00p ORD
American Airlines 1 stop (16h13m)
$370
Unknown Company outward: Aug 9, 2021
5:18a RFD » 4:48p SFO
Unknown Company 1 stop (11h30m)
American Airlines inbound: Aug 11, 2021
7:47p SFO » 12:00p ORD
American Airlines 1 stop (16h13m)
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Spirit Airlines
outbound: Aug 8, 2021
Spirit Airlines 1 stop
return: Aug 11, 2021
Spirit Airlines 1 stop
Frontier Airlines
outbound: Aug 12, 2021
Frontier Airlines 1 stop
return: Aug 16, 2021
Frontier Airlines 1 stop
United Airlines
outbound: Aug 12, 2021
United Airlines direct
return: Aug 16, 2021
United Airlines 1 stop
Alaska Airlines
outbound: Aug 12, 2021
Alaska Airlines direct
return: Aug 16, 2021
Alaska Airlines 1 stop

Travel tips for flights Chicago - San Francisco

Information on San Francisco
Route

Average flight duration: 16h42m (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:
  • Jul 26, 2021 5:10 AM, GMT-7
  • Weather:
  • min. 57ºF, max. 70ºF
  • Departure city:
  • Chicago, USA
  • Airport(s):
  • Midway International Airport (MDW)
  • O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Local time:
  • Jul 26, 2021 7:10 AM, GMT-5
  • Weather:
  • min. 72ºF, max. 86ºF

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.