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$147 Find cheap flights from San Francisco to Chicago

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from San Francisco to O'Hare Intl departing on 10/7. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap flight deals from San Francisco to O'Hare Intl (SFO-ORD)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from San Francisco to O'Hare Intl that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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23:59 - 06:20SFO-ORD
4h 21mdirect
17:25 - 20:09ORD-SFO
4h 44mdirect
$293Alaska Airlines
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ter, 13 ago - qua, 4 set
23:59 - 06:20SFO-ORD
4h 21mdirect
06:35 - 09:12ORD-SFO
4h 37mdirect
$301Alaska Airlines
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ter, 9 jul - sáb, 13 jul
22:54 - 05:15SFO-ORD
4h 21mdirect
06:00 - 13:47ORD-SFO
9h 47m1 stop
$308Alaska Airlines
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sáb, 10 ago - qua, 14 ago
22:54 - 05:15SFO-ORD
4h 21mdirect
06:35 - 09:12ORD-SFO
4h 37mdirect
$309Alaska Airlines
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sáb, 10 ago - sex, 16 ago
00:51 - 08:34SFO-ORD
5h 43m1 stop
19:20 - 00:51ORD-SFO
7h 31m1 stop
$386Delta
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sex, 26 jul - qui, 1 ago
06:33 - 16:55SFO-ORD
8h 22m1 stop
06:00 - 13:32ORD-SFO
9h 32m1 stop
$419Delta
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ter, 13 ago - qui, 22 ago
00:12 - 06:30SFO-ORD
4h 18mdirect
05:16 - 09:39ORD-SFO
6h 23m1 stop
$473United Airlines
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seg, 22 jul - ter, 6 ago
09:12 - 19:10SFO-ORD
7h 58m1 stop
18:55 - 10:58ORD-SFO
18h 03m1 stop
$481Sun Country Air
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seg, 8 jul - ter, 9 jul
17:45 - 19:12SFO-ORD
23h 27m1 stop
18:29 - 16:50ORD-SFO
24h 21m1 stop
$483Sun Country Air
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qui, 5 set - dom, 8 set
05:15 - 11:37SFO-ORD
4h 22mdirect
21:05 - 23:44ORD-SFO
4h 39mdirect
$520United Airlines
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qui, 22 ago - dom, 25 ago

Flights from San Francisco to O'Hare Intl - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from San Francisco to O'Hare Intl to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport is January, where tickets cost $488 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are June and May, where the average cost of tickets is $715 and $713 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 85 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Chicago?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
The best deals for a one-way ticket found by KAYAK users over the last 3 days were on Alaska Airlines ($147) and Delta ($193). The cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Alaska Airlines ($293) and Delta ($386).

Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Chicago?

The airlines most regularly connecting San Francisco to Chicago are United Airlines (12 flights per day), American Airlines (4 flights per day), and Alaska Airlines (2 flights per day).

How many flights are there between San Francisco and Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport per day?

Each day, there are between 19 and 21 nonstop flights that take off from San Francisco and land in Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport, with an average flight time of 4h 22m. The most common departure time is 23:00 and most flights take off at night. Each week, there are 139 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Sunday, when 15% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Saturday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between San Francisco and Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There is only one cabin class option available for the route, which is Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Chicago take?

Direct flights cover the 4,767 km separating San Francisco and Chicago in about 4h 14m.

What’s the earliest departure time from San Francisco to Chicago?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from San Francisco at 00:12 and will be landing in Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport at 06:30.

What’s the latest departure time from San Francisco to Chicago?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport jets off at 23:59 and lands at 06:20.

Good to know

Low season

January

High season

July

Cheapest flight

$147
Best time to beat the crowds (20% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (8% more expensive on average)
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When to book flights from San Francisco to O'Hare Intl

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from San Francisco to O'Hare Intl based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking San Francisco to Chicago flights

  • Where can I get emergency housing or transportation assistance at ORD?

    If you need transportation assistance or emergency housing, you should head to one of the airport’s Traveler’s Aid offices. Traveler’s Aid is a non-profit organization that assists passengers to organize last-minute housing and transportation. This organization has offices in Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 5, with the main office being in Terminal 2, next to the children’s museum.

  • Does SFO have a children’s play area?

    In case you’re traveling with older children to Chicago, you can let them have fun in one of the play areas found at SFO. These play areas, available near Gate 22 in Terminal 1, Gate 54A in Terminal 2, and close to Gates 87A and 62 in Terminal 3, feature various toys and soft playgrounds.

  • Is there any other Chicago airport I can fly into apart from ORD?

    Apart from ORD, the other Chicago airport you can fly into from SFO is Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW). When booking your flight to Chicago, it’s in your best interest to book one that lands at MDW, as MDW has shorter queues and lesser passenger crowds than ORD.

  • Is it possible to shower at ORD?

    If you want to shower before leaving ORD, you can do so at the airport’s Hilton Athletic Club. To enter this club, between Terminal 2 and the parking garage, you’ll have to purchase a day pass.

  • What is the cheapest flight from San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport was $90 for a one-way ticket and $179 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from San Francisco to Chicago?

    San Francisco airport is called San Francisco and the only airport in Chicago is Chicago O'Hare Intl.

  • Which airlines offer Wi-Fi service onboard planes from San Francisco to Chicago?

    American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, Delta, and Air Canada offer inflight Wi-Fi service on the San Francisco to Chicago flight route.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from San Francisco to Chicago?

    The Boeing 777 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the San Francisco to Chicago flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from San Francisco to Chicago?

    oneworld, and Star Alliance are the airline alliances operating flights between San Francisco and Chicago, with oneworld being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from San Francisco to Chicago?

    There are direct flights from San Francisco to Chicago on a daily basis.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from San Francisco to Chicago?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from San Francisco to Chicago.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from San Francisco to Chicago?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Chicago from San Francisco is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from San Francisco to Chicago?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Chicago with an airline and back to San Francisco with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from San Francisco to Chicago?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Chicago from San Francisco up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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KAYAK’s top tips for finding a cheap flight from San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $322 or less one-way.
  • When set to fly from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), you should get to SFO at least 2h before your flight. If you get to this airport as early as advised, you’ll be able to go through its tedious security checkpoints in time for your flight. You’ll also get the opportunity to check out the airport’s point of interest.
  • SFO has several TSA Care officials mandated with caring for disabled passengers as well as those with medical conditions. If you’re disabled or have limited mobility, you can receive assisted services at SFO from these officials; provided you contact and inform the airport’s TSA Care office of the services you will need at least 72h ahead of your flight.
  • If you’re traveling to Chicago with an infant, you can easily breastfeed him/her while waiting for your flight at SFO, as this airport features numerous nursing rooms. These nursing rooms, located on the Airside of every terminal as well as the Landside of Terminal 2, feature comfortable seats, deep sinks, and power outlets.
  • In case your phone is nearly running out of charge, you can charge it for free before leaving ORD, as this outstanding airport features several power stations. These stations are near Gates B4, B14, C15, C21, and C28 in Terminal 1, Gate F2 in Terminal 2, Gates K12, and L10 in Terminal 3, and Gates M5 and M7 Terminal 5.
  • If you have an inquiry at ORD, you can get the answer you need at any of the airport’s information desks. These desks are Gate F1D in Terminal 2, a short distance to Gate B7 and C18 in Terminal 1, and Gate K2 in Terminal 3. Terminal 5, they are situated on the upper and lower levels.
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Prefer to fly direct from San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare Intl?

Find which airlines fly direct from San Francisco to O'Hare Intl, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

San Francisco to Chicago O'Hare Intl

Monday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, +19 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +20 more

Tuesday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, +21 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +22 more

Wednesday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, +20 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +21 more

Thursday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, +20 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +21 more

Friday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, +19 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +20 more

Saturday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, +22 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +23 more

Sunday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, +19 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +20 more

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Direct returns

Chicago O'Hare Intl to San Francisco

Monday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, +19 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +20 more

Tuesday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, +21 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +22 more

Wednesday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, +21 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +22 more

Thursday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, +20 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +21 more

Friday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, +19 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +20 more

Saturday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, +22 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +23 more

Sunday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, +20 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +21 more

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from San Francisco to Chicago found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
10/7qua
directAlaska Airlines
4h 21mSFO-ORD
$147
27/7sáb
directAlaska Airlines
4h 21mSFO-ORD
$155
10/7qua
1 stopAlaska Airlines
7h 20mSFO-ORD
$162
2/8sex
directAlaska Airlines
4h 21mSFO-ORD
$164
9/7ter
1 stopAlaska Airlines
9h 53mSFO-ORD
$170
1/9dom
1 stopDelta
6h 23mSFO-ORD
$193
3/6seg
1 stopDelta
8h 44mSFO-ORD
$218
15/8qui
directUnited Airlines
4h 15mSFO-ORD
$237
12/9qui
1 stopUnited Airlines
9h 15mSFO-ORD
$252
27/6qui
1 stopSun Country Air
17h 27mSFO-ORD
$434

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Last minute flights from San Francisco to O'Hare Intl

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from San Francisco to Chicago that are departing in the next 10 days.
29/5qua
multi-stopAlaska Airlines
18h 26mSFO-ORD
30/5qui
multi-stopAlaska Airlines
8h 16mORD-SFO
$512
29/5qua
multi-stopAlaska Airlines
18h 26mSFO-ORD
30/5qui
multi-stopAlaska Airlines
12h 13mORD-SFO
$589
28/5ter
multi-stopDelta
5h 59mSFO-ORD
5/6qua
multi-stopDelta
6h 40mORD-SFO
$618
29/5qua
multi-stopAlaska Airlines
18h 26mSFO-ORD
4/6ter
multi-stopAlaska Airlines
17h 39mORD-SFO
$692
29/5qua
multi-stopDelta
7h 06mSFO-ORD
5/6qua
multi-stopDelta
10h 05mORD-SFO
$700
28/5ter
directAlaska Airlines
4h 23mSFO-ORD
30/5qui
directAlaska Airlines
4h 44mORD-SFO
$710
28/5ter
multi-stopDelta
5h 59mSFO-ORD
5/6qua
multi-stopDelta
10h 05mORD-SFO
$874
28/5ter
multi-stopUnited Airlines
7h 38mSFO-ORD
1/6sáb
directUnited Airlines
4h 46mORD-SFO
$906
28/5ter
multi-stopUnited Airlines
7h 38mSFO-ORD
3/6seg
directUnited Airlines
4h 44mORD-SFO
$988
25/5sáb
multi-stopUnited Airlines
16h 41mSFO-ORD
26/5dom
directUnited Airlines
4h 37mORD-SFO
$996

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San Francisco - Chicago Flights

Departure:

San Francisco (SFO)United States

Destination:

Chicago (ORD)United States

Cabin classes:

$1,018

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