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Route Information for Flights from Chicago to San Francisco

Origin Airport IATA Code ORD
Destination Airport IATA Code SFO
Flight Price $277
Distance 2,947 km

Chicago (CHI) to San Francisco (SJC)

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How do you get the best deal on a ticket from CHI to SJC?

Hotwire has been in the game a long time, which means getting that great deal on a San Francisco flight is easy-peasy. You can pocket that extra cash for more than just getting from point A to point B with a little know-how.

What is the best day of the week to book a flight?

It pays to be a weekday warrior. Tuesday and Wednesday typically have the best rates. Next in line are Thursday and, surprisingly, Saturday. Most like to come back from their trip on Sunday so you can save by leaving a day earlier.

Why are flights cheaper if you stay over the weekend?

Staying the weekend at your destination, like San Francisco, usually means lower airfare since most people fly during this time. Of course, we don't want to twist your rubber arm or anything.

Why travel during the off-peak season?

Have good weather, will travel. Summertime is when Europe, Hawaii, and Alaska are at their most popular. Florida, New Orleans, and Southern California are the most popular in springtime. Winter is prime for Mexico and the Caribbean because of its warm weather, as well as ski and snowboard destinations like the Colorado Rockies. In the fall, Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, and New England draw visitors. If you can plan your trip around these peak seasons, you'll not only save money, but you'll typically avoid the crowds. Win-win in our books.

Is that the lowest price?

Airlines change their rates often. If you find the price you like, then grab it. You're not the only flier seeking a superb price on a flight from Chicago to San Francisco. You may miss your chance to get the carrier and the schedule you need.

Are there any other ways to save?

The Hotwire Hot Rate is what makes us stand out from the rest. It's one of our ways to help get you one of the best rates on your flight from Chicago (CHI) to San Francisco (SJC). You won't know the time and airline until after you book, but if you are not on a set schedule, you can save big on your flight.

Book your flight today

We are all about you saving as much as you can on your ticket from Chicago to San Francisco. These tips can get you that unreal rate. And if you're feeling lucky (and you always will be) book the Hotwire Hot Rate for unbelievable savings. So say "Later" to Chicago and "Hello" to San Francisco.

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^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Hotwire.com from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.