Chicago to San Francisco Flights
Chicago Airports: O'Hare and Midway
There are two major international airports serving the greater Chicago area. O'Hare International Airport, the fourth busiest airport in the world with more than sixty-six million travellers per year, is located at 10000 West O'Hare Avenue, just nineteen miles north-west of downtown Chicago. Midway International Airport is located at 5600 South Cicero Avenue, just eleven miles south-west of the city's centre. The two airports are serviced by most major domestic airlines and many of the largest international air passenger carriers, offering direct and connecting flights to cities across the country and around the world. Visit ebookers when you're ready to begin your travel planning to get access to some of the most affordable air fares available.
Parking at the Chicago Airports
O'Hare and Midway both offer a variety of parking options, including hourly, daily, short-term, long-term, and economy parking. Expect to pay between $14 and $53 per day at Midway airport, plus city and country taxes. O'Hare offers rates of $9 to $53 per day for parking. The $9 rate is offered in the economy lot, which also offers free shuttle service to and from the airport. There are several hotels that offer stay-and-park options near both airports as well as off-site lots that also offer free shuttle service to and from the airports.
Ground Transportation in Chicago
The most affordable airport transportation options are the CTL "L" train or the Pace bus. Both offer scheduled service to and from the airports for just a few dollars. You can also hop on the Metra North Central Service train to get to O'Hare. Taxis are plentiful in the Chicago area. Expect to pay between $35 and $40 to get to O'Hare from downtown Chicago and $25 to $30 to Midway. Once you've figured out your ground transportation in Chicago, visit ebookers to reserve your rental car at your final destination.
Restaurants at Chicago Airports
Midway airport offers a variety of eating places throughout the terminals and in the airport's food court. You'll be able to grab a bite at eateries such as Hudson's Euro Café, Get Snacked, and Manny's Express. At O'Hare, you'll have even more options. You can grab a pretzel at Auntie Anne's, get a cup of java at Berghoff Café, indulge in tasty baked goods at Brioche Doree, or get a healthy smoothie at B-Smooth. If you prefer to nosh before you arrive at the airport, you'll find plenty of diners, cafes, and coffee shops surrounding each of the airports in and around the Chicago suburbs.
Fly to San Francisco
Visitors to the Californian city of San Francisco will find plenty to keep them occupied during their stay. San Francisco has more than its fair share of world famous tourist attractions, meaning that it is a popular destination for travellers from across the globe.
Flights to San Francisco International Airport mean easy access to the city centre which is located around 13 miles north of the airport, and you can travel from there to downtown San Francisco using the bus and train links. Car hire is also available from a selection of providers in the terminal buildings. Taxis and van shares are other options.
San Francisco has some truly iconic landmarks. One of the most well known is Golden Gate Bridge. The huge structure stretches across the water and is at its most majestic when the area is covered with fog, which frequently happens in the summer months. Alcatraz is another must-see tourist attraction that can be accessed either by ferry or helicopter. A ride on one of the famous cable cars is also essential for visitors, who can explore the city using the historic transport network.
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Cheap flights from Chicago to San Francisco
Highlighted price = Cheapest round-trip flights
Prices are round trip per person (conditions apply)
Lowest round trip fares by airline from Chicago and San Francisco
|Airline||Departure||Arrival||Travel dates||Round-trip fares|
|United Airlines||CHI||SFO||Sat 1 Feb - Mon 10 Feb||€228|
|Virgin America||CHI||SFO||Sat 1 Feb - Mon 10 Feb||€231|
|Delta Air Lines||CHI||SFO||Sat 1 Feb - Mon 10 Feb||€262|
|US Airways||CHI||SFO||Sat 1 Feb - Mon 10 Feb||€264|
|Frontier Airlines||CHI||SFO||Sat 1 Feb - Mon 10 Feb||€277|
Chicago and San Francisco airports and terminals
Airports in ChicagoIL, US
Midway Airport (MDW)
Distance from City Center: 15.3 kilometers
O'Hare Airport (ORD)
Distance from City Center: 24.3 kilometers
Terminals and carriers for flights from ORD to SFO
Terminal Carriers Terminal 1 US Airways, United Airlines Terminal 3 Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Virgin America
Airports in San Francisco CA, US
San Francisco Int'l airport (SFO)
Distance from City Center: 19.1 kilometers
Terminals and carriers for flights from CHI to SFO
Terminal Carriers Terminal 2 Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Virgin America Terminal 3 US Airways, United Airlines
Interesting facts about flights from Chicago to San Francisco
- 25 direct flights are operating from Chicago to San Francisco today.
- Today’s average time for a direct flight is 4h 40m.
- United Airlines flight 1215 (00:55 GMT, Boeing 737-900 Passenger) is today’s earliest available flight from Chicago to San Francisco.
- American Airlines flight 2457 (14:15 GMT, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) is today’s latest available flight from Chicago to San Francisco.
- Today’s shortest direct flight from Chicago to San Francisco (United Airlines flight 483, Boeing 757-200 Passenger) takes 4h 33m.
- Today’s longest direct flight from Chicago to San Francisco (United Airlines flight 3, Boeing 737-900 Passenger) takes 4h 48m.
Aircraft options between Chicago and San Francisco
|Boeing 767-300 Passenger||US Airways|
|Boeing 767-400 Passenger||United Airlines|
|Boeing 737-700 Passenger||United Airlines, US Airways|
|Boeing 757-200 Passenger||US Airways, United Airlines|
|Boeing 757-300 Passenger||United Airlines, US Airways|
|Boeing 737-900 Passenger||United Airlines, US Airways|
|Airbus Industrie A319||US Airways, United Airlines|
|Boeing 777||US Airways, United Airlines|
|Boeing 737-800 Passenger||American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways|
|Airbus Industrie A320||US Airways, United Airlines, Virgin America|
Flight schedule for flights from Chicago to San Francisco on Sun, Dec 8, 2013
|Carrier||Flight #||Departing||Arriving||Aircraft||Flight time|
|US Airways/US Airways||US602/US403||ORD||05:00||SFO||09:55||321/320||6hr 55min|
|American Airlines||AA1585||ORD||07:30||SFO||10:05||738||4hr 35min|
|Alaska Airlines||AS1224||ORD||07:30||SFO||10:05||738||4hr 35min|
|American Airlines/American Airlines||AA2301/AA1524||ORD||05:55||SFO||12:30||M80/738||8hr 35min|
|American Airlines/American Airlines||AA2303/AA1524||ORD||06:35||SFO||12:30||M83/738||7hr 55min|
|American Airlines||AA2356||ORD||10:25||SFO||13:05||738||4hr 40min|
|Alaska Airlines||AS1520||ORD||10:25||SFO||13:05||738||4hr 40min|
|American Airlines/Alaska Airlines||AA1047/AS5330||ORD||07:25||SFO||13:28||738/E75||8hr 3min|
|American Airlines/Delta Air Lines||AA1047/DL5840||ORD||07:25||SFO||13:28||738/E75||8hr 3min|
|Frontier Airlines/Frontier Airlines||F9531/F9661||MDW||07:45||SFO||13:49||319/319||8hr 4min|
|US Airways/Delta Air Lines||US6453/DL2023||ORD||08:50||SFO||13:55||319/M90||7hr 5min|
|American Airlines/American Airlines||AA1047/AA2456||ORD||07:25||SFO||14:00||738/738||8hr 35min|
|American Airlines/American Airlines||AA1063/AA2456||ORD||09:15||SFO||14:00||738/738||6hr 45min|
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