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Airfares from $148 One Way, $283 Round Trip from Chicago to San Luis Obispo

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More About Flying To San Luis Obispo from Chicago

Route Information for Flights from Chicago to San Luis Obispo

Origin Airport IATA Code CHI
Destination Airport IATA Code SBA
Distance 1798 mi
Direct Flight Airlines American Airlines, United Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival 5:56PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 5:30AM UTC

Cheap Flights from Chicago to San Luis Obispo

Airports in Chicago

The city of Chicago is primarily served by two international airports. Travelers looking for low-fare flights from Chicago can use Orbitz.com to find flights from both O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare International Airport is located approximately 17 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Midway International Airport is located on the city's southwest side, approximately eight miles from Chicago's Loop. O'Hare serves as a hub for American Airlines and United Airlines, and Midway is a hub for Southwest Airlines.

Chicago Airport Parking

Daily, hourly, and valet parking are available at O'Hare. Rates vary from $2.00 to $10.00 per hour. An economy parking lot is also available at a rate of $2.00 per hour. Similar parking options and rates apply at Midway.

Chicago Airport Transportation

There are numerous transportation options for getting to and from both O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare can be accessed via regional trains, buses, and local mass transit lines. The CTA Blue Line offers a fast and convenient transportation option to and from this airport. Midway is served by the CTA Orange Line. Car rental services are available at both airports, and travelers can quickly book car rental services at either airport using Orbitz.com.

Chicago Airport Restaurants

Both O'Hare and Midway offer a variety of restaurant options for travelers. Restaurants located in both airports include Starbuck's Coffee, Chicago Style Hot Dogs, McDonald's, Auntie Anne's, Chili's, Cinnabon, and Dunkin Donuts, making it easy for visitors to grab a quick breakfast, snack, or meal. By using Orbitz.com, travelers can quickly and easily find low-fare flights from Chicago.

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport

If you want to take an exciting vacation, consider booking your flights to San Luis Obispo with Orbitz.com. The city of San Luis Obispo is serviced by San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport. Located just south of San Luis Obispo, the airport is mostly used for general aviation, but is also served by commercial airlines. United Express and US Airways Express both operate out of the airport.

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport Parking

Several parking options are available at San Luis Obispo Airport. The airport offers four public parking lots that are all serviced by self-serve kiosks. Fees are based on the calendar day, not a 24-hour period. Hourly parking is $1 per hour. Short-term parking is available at a rate of $12 per day. Long-term parking is also available at a rate of $8 per day.

San Luis Obispo Airport Regional Airport Transportation

Several group transportation options are available at San Luis Obispo Airport. Taxis, limousines, shuttle buses and Amtrak serve the airport. Yellow Cab, 234 Taxi, and Surf Cab Company are the major taxis serving the airport. Ride-On Transportation and Wine Wrangler offer frequent shuttle bus services. Avis, Hertz, Budget, and Enterprise have counters at the airport as well.

San Luis Obispo Airport Restaurants

The San Luis Obispo Airport offers several dining options. The Spirit of San Luis Restaurant is located on the east terminal and serves standard American fare. The Runway Express Snack Bar offers gourmet meals, pastries and teas. Remember to book your flights to San Luis Obispo with Orbitz.com for cheap rates.

Flights from Chicago to San Luis Obispo - Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Chicago to San Luis Obispo now?

If you're worried about quarantine requirements and travel restrictions when catching a flight from Chicago to San Luis Obispo, go right to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor.

Are there non-stop flights from Chicago to San Luis Obispo?

United Airlines and American Airlines operate direct flights from ORD to SBA, which means you won't need to stress about swapping planes or waiting around during a layover.

What is the shortest flight from Chicago to San Luis Obispo?

Getting from Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) to Santa Barbara, CA Airport (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) takes at least 4 hours and 54 minutes. Enjoy a beverage and get stuck into that book — this is your chance to sit back and relax.

What airlines fly from Chicago to San Luis Obispo most frequently?

The airlines that fly frequently between ORD and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) include United Airlines (UA). This popular option operates 21 flights on the route each month. American Airlines (AA) will also fly you to your destination in comfort. Offering 8 monthly flights between Chicago and San Luis Obispo, it's another popular airline to look into.

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

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 Luis Obispo 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 Luis Obispo with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to San Luis Obispo 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.

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