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Airfares from $60 One Way, $119 Round Trip from Chicago to San Francisco

Prices starting at $119 for return flights and $60 for one-way flights to San Francisco were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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More About Flying To San Francisco from Chicago

Route Information for Flights from Chicago to San Francisco

Origin Airport IATA CodeCHI
Destination Airport IATA CodeSJC
Distance1842 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air Canada, JAL, Austrian, Aer Lingus, Asiana Airlines, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Qantas, Royal Jordanian, SAS, Iberia, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Gulf Air
Earliest Flight Arrival4:50PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival5:00AM UTC

Flights Review

Jan 30, 2020

Had to pay $10.75 to change to a window seat near the back on a not full flight....

Jan 19, 2020

Our flight was rebooked to a different plane due to de-icing fluid d in the first plane"s ventilation system...

Dec 24, 2019

I thought the seats were a little uncomfortable

Oct 11, 2019

Late takeoff annoying but it happens..

Jul 5, 2019

My cat ripped through his carrier and the staff was wonderful and helpful about it

Sep 27, 2018

For Flight over 4 hrs ( especially around lunch Time) a FREE sandwich or salad or...would be appreciated. Price of ticket high enough to include this. I took 3 planes from Portland , Me to San Jose , Ca - ( my choice , I accepted a voucher to give my place in Portland) and wondered if my suitcase was going to follow. Actually, it was at the carousel waiting for me. Excellent work. Thank you.

May 9, 2018

Missed some kind of entertainment from Chicago to San Jose - more than 4 hour flight. There was nothing.

Feb 5, 2018

Thank you very much.

Travel from Chicago to San Francisco

Both business and pleasure travelers need to book flights from Chicago to San Francisco. Other than being a cultural and a financial center, San Francisco is also home to numerous tourist attractions. Some of the popular sites in San Francisco include Alcatraz Island, the Asian Art Museum, and the Palace of Fine Arts. Use Orbitz.com to find cheap flights to San Francisco.

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, the third-most populous city in the U.S., is home to approximately 2.7 million people. The city is also a leading international hub for finance, transportation, telecommunication, and commerce. Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), also known as O'Hare Field or O'Hare Airport, is the main airport serving the city and is located approximately 17 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Taking a taxi from Union Station to the airport will cost you approximately $37.49. The airport offers short-term, economy, and valet parking options. Parking at the hourly and daily parking lots is free for the first 10 minutes. Valet parking costs $10 for the first hour. For tasty hot dogs, burgers, salads, and soups, visit the America's Dog restaurant. Other restaurants within the airport include Berghoff Café, Billy Goat Tavern and Grill, Café Zoot, Dunkin' Donuts, and Great American Bagel.

San Francisco, California

San Francisco is the leading cultural and financial center of the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. With a population of more than 800,000 people, San Francisco is the fourth most populous city in California. Its eclectic mix of architecture, cool summers, steep rolling hills, and numerous landmarks makes San Francisco a top tourist destination.

Touring San Francisco

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the main airport serving San Francisco, California. The airport is located approximately 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco. Taxis, shuttles, and buses are available at the airport. Taxis charge approximately $57 to Fisherman's Wharf, $54 to downtown and $74 to Oakland. San Francisco experiences a Mediterranean climate and cool summers. January is the coldest month, with an average low temperature of 46 degrees Fahrenheit. September is the warmest month, with a mean high temperature of 71 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 56 degrees Fahrenheit. September to November is the best time to visit, as the temperatures remain pleasantly warm. Among the must-see attractions is Alcatraz Island, which was a federal maximum security prison from 1934 to 1963. The island is located about 4 miles from the city center and offers tours every day of the week. Other sites that you should visit include San Francisco Bay, the Asian Art Museum, the Palace of Fine Arts, Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, Angel Island State Park, the Cable Car Museum, the Exploratorium, and Golden Gate Park.

San Francisco Vacation Deals

Other than being the leading cultural and financial center of the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California, San Francisco is home to numerous tourist attractions. Today, flights from Chicago to San Francisco are popular with both business and pleasure travelers. You can easily find cheap flights to San Francisco using Orbitz.com.

Flights from Chicago to San Francisco - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Chicago to San Francisco?

With 9 airlines offering direct services from ORD to SFO, your memorable vacation is just clicks away. Learn what deals are available with these well-known carriers:

  • United Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines
What airlines fly from Chicago to San Francisco most frequently?

The following airlines fly most frequently from Chicago to San Francisco. Cruise in comfort with one of these favorite carriers: United Airlines - (UA) with 351 flights every month Alaska Airlines - (AS) with 351 flights every month American Airlines - (AA) with 351 flights every month Alaska Airlines - (AS) with 351 flights every month United Airlines - (UA) with 351 flights every month American Airlines - (AA) with 351 flights every month

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to San Francisco?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to San Francisco have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to San Francisco with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to San Francisco without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2020 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

Fare, taxes & fees: Fares include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees. Rates shown reflect fares found by other Orbitz users over the past 7 days. Due to rapidly changing airline prices & seat availability, these fares may no longer be available.

Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.