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Flights from Chicago to San Francisco

ORD to SFO flights and routes map ORD to SFO. All flight routes from Chicago Ohare International, Illinois, USA to San Francisco International, California, USA. These routes are operated by 7 different airlines. You can either fly non-stop or choose from 27 different transit flights. The shortest flight time is 4 hours and 44 minutes.

From
To
USA ORD Chicago Ohare Chicago, IL, USA
USA SFO San Francisco , CA, USA
ORD
Chicago Ohare
USAChicago, IL, USA
San Francisco
USASan Francisco, CA, USA
SFO

Non-stop routes:

Duration

United Airlines
Non-stop with United Airlines. 10-13 flights per day.

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4h 44m

United Airlines
Non-stop with United Airlines.
4h 44m
10-13 flights per day.
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American Airlines
Non-stop with American Airlines. 2-3 flights per day.

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4h 45m

American Airlines
Non-stop with American Airlines.
4h 45m
2-3 flights per day.
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Alaska Airlines
Non-stop with Alaska Airlines. 2 flights per day.

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4h 46m

Alaska Airlines
Non-stop with Alaska Airlines.
4h 46m
2 flights per day.
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Usually in time
Some delays
Usually delayed
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1 stop routes with the same airline:

Duration

Via Salt Lake City SLC
1 stop with Delta Air Lines. 2-3 flights per day.

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6h 40m

Via Salt Lake City SLC
1 stop with Delta Air Lines.
6h 40m
2-3 flights per day.
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Via Boise BOI
1 stop with United Airlines. 2 flights per day.
Begins in 19/8

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6h 40m

Begins in 19/8
Via Boise BOI
1 stop with United Airlines.
6h 40m
2 flights per day.
Begins in 19/8
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Via Salt Lake City SLC
1 stop with United Airlines. 1-2 flights per day.
Only thursdays

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6h 40m

Only thursdays
Via Salt Lake City SLC
1 stop with United Airlines.
6h 40m
1-2 flights per day.
Only thursdays
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Via Denver DEN
1 stop with United Airlines. 8 flights per day.

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6h 45m

Via Denver DEN
1 stop with United Airlines.
6h 45m
8 flights per day.
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Via Omaha OMA
1 stop with United Airlines.
Only sundays

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6h 51m

Only sundays
Via Omaha OMA
1 stop with United Airlines.
6h 51m
Only sundays
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Via San Diego SAN
1 stop with United Airlines. 2-4 flights per day.

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6h 55m

Via San Diego SAN
1 stop with United Airlines.
6h 55m
2-4 flights per day.
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Via Tucson TUS
1 stop with United Airlines. 0-1 flights per day.

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7h 01m

Via Tucson TUS
1 stop with United Airlines.
7h 01m
0-1 flights per day.
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Via Minneapolis MSP
1 stop with Sun Country Airlines.

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7h 06m

Via Minneapolis MSP
1 stop with Sun Country Airlines.
7h 06m
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Via Los Angeles LAX
1 stop with American Airlines. 1-2 flights per day.

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7h 07m

Via Los Angeles LAX
1 stop with American Airlines.
7h 07m
1-2 flights per day.
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Via Portland PDX
1 stop with United Airlines. 1-2 flights per day.

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7h 09m

Via Portland PDX
1 stop with United Airlines.
7h 09m
1-2 flights per day.
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Via Phoenix PHX
1 stop with American Airlines. 3-6 flights per day.

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7h 10m

Via Phoenix PHX
1 stop with American Airlines.
7h 10m
3-6 flights per day.
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Via Kansas City MCI
1 stop with United Airlines.
Begins in 26/9

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7h 21m

Begins in 26/9
Via Kansas City MCI
1 stop with United Airlines.
7h 21m
Begins in 26/9
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Via Indianapolis IND
1 stop with United Airlines. 2 flights per day.
Only thursdays

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7h 24m

Only thursdays
Via Indianapolis IND
1 stop with United Airlines.
7h 24m
2 flights per day.
Only thursdays
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Via Denver DEN
1 stop with Southwest Airlines. 1-4 flights per day.

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7h 25m

Via Denver DEN
1 stop with Southwest Airlines.
7h 25m
1-4 flights per day.
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Via Las Vegas LAS
1 stop with Frontier Airlines.
Begins in 1/7

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7h 29m

Begins in 1/7
Via Las Vegas LAS
1 stop with Frontier Airlines.
7h 29m
Begins in 1/7
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Via Denver DEN
1 stop with Frontier Airlines. 0-1 flights per day.

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7h 31m

Via Denver DEN
1 stop with Frontier Airlines.
7h 31m
0-1 flights per day.
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Via Minneapolis MSP
1 stop with United Airlines. 1-2 flights per day.
Ends in May 2024

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7h 31m

Ends in May 2024
Via Minneapolis MSP
1 stop with United Airlines.
7h 31m
1-2 flights per day.
Ends in May 2024
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Via Minneapolis MSP
1 stop with Delta Air Lines. 2-3 flights per day.

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7h 33m

Via Minneapolis MSP
1 stop with Delta Air Lines.
7h 33m
2-3 flights per day.
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Via Sun Valley SUN
1 stop with United Airlines.
Begins in 25/5

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7h 35m

Begins in 25/5
Via Sun Valley SUN
1 stop with United Airlines.
7h 35m
Begins in 25/5
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Via Phoenix PHX
1 stop with United Airlines. 2-3 flights per day.

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7h 40m

Via Phoenix PHX
1 stop with United Airlines.
7h 40m
2-3 flights per day.
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Via Palm Springs PSP
1 stop with United Airlines. 1-2 flights per day.
Ends in May 2024

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7h 44m

Ends in May 2024
Via Palm Springs PSP
1 stop with United Airlines.
7h 44m
1-2 flights per day.
Ends in May 2024
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Via Phoenix PHX
1 stop with Frontier Airlines. 0-1 flights per day.
Ends in May 2024

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7h 47m

Ends in May 2024
Via Phoenix PHX
1 stop with Frontier Airlines.
7h 47m
0-1 flights per day.
Ends in May 2024
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Via Dallas DFW
1 stop with United Airlines. 0-1 flights per day.

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7h 49m

Via Dallas DFW
1 stop with United Airlines.
7h 49m
0-1 flights per day.
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Via Santa Ana SNA
1 stop with United Airlines. 3 flights per day.

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7h 49m

Via Santa Ana SNA
1 stop with United Airlines.
7h 49m
3 flights per day.
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Via Dallas DFW
1 stop with American Airlines. 9 flights per day.

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7h 50m

Via Dallas DFW
1 stop with American Airlines.
7h 50m
9 flights per day.
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Via Detroit DTW
1 stop with Delta Air Lines. 2-3 flights per day.

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7h 53m

Via Detroit DTW
1 stop with Delta Air Lines.
7h 53m
2-3 flights per day.
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Via Las Vegas LAS
1 stop with Southwest Airlines. 1-2 flights per day.

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7h 55m

Via Las Vegas LAS
1 stop with Southwest Airlines.
7h 55m
1-2 flights per day.
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Via Las Vegas LAS
1 stop with United Airlines. 2 flights per day.

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7h 58m

Via Las Vegas LAS
1 stop with United Airlines.
7h 58m
2 flights per day.
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Via Los Angeles LAX
1 stop with United Airlines. 5-8 flights per day.

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7h 59m

Via Los Angeles LAX
1 stop with United Airlines.
7h 59m
5-8 flights per day.
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Via Phoenix PHX
1 stop with Southwest Airlines. 0-3 flights per day.

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8h 05m

Via Phoenix PHX
1 stop with Southwest Airlines.
8h 05m
0-3 flights per day.
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Via Portland PDX
1 stop with Alaska Airlines. 0-2 flights per day.

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8h 07m

Via Portland PDX
1 stop with Alaska Airlines.
8h 07m
0-2 flights per day.
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Via Sacramento SMF
1 stop with United Airlines.
Begins in 1/7

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8h 15m

Begins in 1/7
Via Sacramento SMF
1 stop with United Airlines.
8h 15m
Begins in 1/7
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Via Nashville BNA
1 stop with Southwest Airlines.
Begins in 5/7

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8h 55m

Begins in 5/7
Via Nashville BNA
1 stop with Southwest Airlines.
8h 55m
Begins in 5/7
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Via Dallas DFW
1 stop with Frontier Airlines.

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9h 07m

Via Dallas DFW
1 stop with Frontier Airlines.
9h 07m
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Via Nashville BNA
1 stop with United Airlines. 2 flights per day.

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9h 20m

Via Nashville BNA
1 stop with United Airlines.
9h 20m
2 flights per day.
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Via Los Angeles LAX
1 stop with Southwest Airlines. 0-1 flights per day.
Begins in 4/6

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9h 43m

Begins in 4/6
Via Los Angeles LAX
1 stop with Southwest Airlines.
9h 43m
0-1 flights per day.
Begins in 4/6
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Via Dallas DAL
1 stop with Southwest Airlines. 0-1 flights per day.
Tue & Wed

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10h 20m

Tue & Wed
Via Dallas DAL
1 stop with Southwest Airlines.
10h 20m
0-1 flights per day.
Tue & Wed
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Via Belgrade BZN
1 stop with United Airlines.
Begins in 18/8

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11h 00m

Begins in 18/8
Via Belgrade BZN
1 stop with United Airlines.
11h 00m
Begins in 18/8
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Via Missoula MSO
1 stop with United Airlines.
Begins in 29/6

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11h 00m

Begins in 29/6
Via Missoula MSO
1 stop with United Airlines.
11h 00m
Begins in 29/6
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Usually in time
Some delays
Usually delayed
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1 stop routes with codeshare or different airlines:

Duration

Via Jackson JAC With American Airlines & Alaska Airlines 0-1 flights per day.
Begins in 4/7

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6h 17m

Begins in 4/7
Via Jackson JAC
6h 17m
With American Airlines & Alaska Airlines 0-1 flights per day.
Begins in 4/7
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Via Madison MSN With American Airlines & United Airlines
Begins in 18/8

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6h 40m

Begins in 18/8
Via Madison MSN
6h 40m
With American Airlines & United Airlines
Begins in 18/8
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Via Kansas City MCI With American Airlines & United Airlines
Begins in 26/9

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6h 51m

Begins in 26/9
Via Kansas City MCI
6h 51m
With American Airlines & United Airlines
Begins in 26/9
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Via Indianapolis IND With American Airlines & United Airlines
Begins in 7/6

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6h 56m

Begins in 7/6
Via Indianapolis IND
6h 56m
With American Airlines & United Airlines
Begins in 7/6
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Via Omaha OMA With American Airlines & United Airlines
Ends in May 2024

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7h 08m

Ends in May 2024
Via Omaha OMA
7h 08m
With American Airlines & United Airlines
Ends in May 2024
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Via Santa Ana SNA With American Airlines & Alaska Airlines 2-3 flights per day.

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7h 13m

Via Santa Ana SNA
7h 13m
With American Airlines & Alaska Airlines 2-3 flights per day.
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Via Denver DEN With American Airlines & United Airlines 1-2 flights per day.

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7h 33m

Via Denver DEN
7h 33m
With American Airlines & United Airlines 1-2 flights per day.
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Via Las Vegas LAS With American Airlines & Alaska Airlines 2-3 flights per day.

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7h 34m

Via Las Vegas LAS
7h 34m
With American Airlines & Alaska Airlines 2-3 flights per day.
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Via Los Angeles LAX With American Airlines & Alaska Airlines 3-7 flights per day.

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7h 37m

Via Los Angeles LAX
7h 37m
With American Airlines & Alaska Airlines 3-7 flights per day.
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Via San Diego SAN With American Airlines & Alaska Airlines 2 flights per day.

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7h 40m

Via San Diego SAN
7h 40m
With American Airlines & Alaska Airlines 2 flights per day.
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Via Minneapolis MSP With American Airlines & Delta Air Lines 1-2 flights per day.

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7h 40m

Via Minneapolis MSP
7h 40m
With American Airlines & Delta Air Lines 1-2 flights per day.
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Via Palm Springs PSP With American Airlines & Alaska Airlines 1-2 flights per day.
Ends in Jun 2024

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7h 41m

Ends in Jun 2024
Via Palm Springs PSP
7h 41m
With American Airlines & Alaska Airlines 1-2 flights per day.
Ends in Jun 2024
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Via Tucson TUS With American Airlines & United Airlines

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7h 45m

Via Tucson TUS
7h 45m
With American Airlines & United Airlines
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Via Nashville BNA With American Airlines & United Airlines 1-2 flights per day.

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7h 47m

Via Nashville BNA
7h 47m
With American Airlines & United Airlines 1-2 flights per day.
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Via Boise BOI With United Airlines & Alaska Airlines
Ends in Apr 2024

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7h 50m

Ends in Apr 2024
Via Boise BOI
7h 50m
With United Airlines & Alaska Airlines
Ends in Apr 2024
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Via Salt Lake City SLC With American Airlines & Delta Air Lines 1-2 flights per day.

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8h 11m

Via Salt Lake City SLC
8h 11m
With American Airlines & Delta Air Lines 1-2 flights per day.
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Via Dallas DFW With American Airlines & United Airlines 2 flights per day.

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8h 17m

Via Dallas DFW
8h 17m
With American Airlines & United Airlines 2 flights per day.
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Via Belgrade BZN With American Airlines & Alaska Airlines
Begins in 16/6

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8h 19m

Begins in 16/6
Via Belgrade BZN
8h 19m
With American Airlines & Alaska Airlines
Begins in 16/6
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Via Phoenix PHX With American Airlines & Alaska Airlines 0-1 flights per day.

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8h 35m

Via Phoenix PHX
8h 35m
With American Airlines & Alaska Airlines 0-1 flights per day.
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Via Portland PDX With American Airlines & Alaska Airlines

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8h 41m

Via Portland PDX
8h 41m
With American Airlines & Alaska Airlines
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Via Kalispell FCA With American Airlines & United Airlines
Begins in 8/6

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8h 43m

Begins in 8/6
Via Kalispell FCA
8h 43m
With American Airlines & United Airlines
Begins in 8/6
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Via Missoula MSO With American Airlines & United Airlines
Begins in 9/6

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8h 49m

Begins in 9/6
Via Missoula MSO
8h 49m
With American Airlines & United Airlines
Begins in 9/6
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Via Detroit DTW With American Airlines & Delta Air Lines

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9h 04m

Via Detroit DTW
9h 04m
With American Airlines & Delta Air Lines
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Via Louisville SDF With American Airlines & United Airlines
Begins in 14/7

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13h 12m

Begins in 14/7
Via Louisville SDF
13h 12m
With American Airlines & United Airlines
Begins in 14/7
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Usually in time
Some delays
Usually delayed
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Chicago to San Francisco flights

There are over 30 airlines and as many as 918 flights every week to this destination. You can fly non-stop to San Francisco (SFO) from Chicago (ORD) with American Airlines, Alaska Airlines or United Airlines but if a stopover option suits you better you can choose to fly via Jackson, Madison or any other of the 27 alternatives with flight connections.

Chicago to San Francisco with American Airlines

You can fly non-stop every weekday with flights departing between 8 am and 20 pm. You can also catch a transit flight via Los Angeles or Phoenix. American Airlines is a member of the air alliance OneWorld.

With Alaska Airlines

You can fly non-stop every weekday with flights departing between 6 am and 18 pm. You also have the option to do a transit flight via Portland. Alaska Airlines is a member of the air alliance OneWorld.

With United Airlines

You can fly non-stop every weekday with flights departing from 6 am to 22 pm. You can also catch a transit flight via Salt Lake City or Boise. United Airlines is a Star Alliance member.

With Sun Country Airlines

If you fly from Chicago with Sun Country Airlines you will do a stopover in Minneapolis, MSP before reaching San Francisco. This flight trip will take 7 hours and 6 minutes and you can fly every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday with departures between 10 am and 18 pm.

Miles & flight time: ORD - SFO

The shortest flight time between ORD and SFO is 4 hours and 45 minutes.

ViaTotal flight timeLayover timeMiles
Direct4h 45m-1851 (2978 km)
JAC Jackson6h 17m44m1905 (3065 km)
MSN Madison6h 40m1h 25m1886 (3035 km)
BOI Boise6h 40m41m1965 (3162 km)
IND Indianapolis6h 56m56m2127 (3422 km)
LAX Los Angeles7h 7m2h 13m2089 (3361 km)
OMA Omaha7h 8m1h 46m1854 (2983 km)
PHX Phoenix7h 10m2h 24m2098 (3376 km)
SNA Santa Ana7h 13m1h 22m2105 (3387 km)
MCI Kansas City7h 21m1h 57m1906 (3067 km)
DEN Denver7h 33m2h 19m1861 (2994 km)
LAS Las Vegas7h 34m2h 21m1934 (3112 km)
SUN Sun Valley7h 35m59m1935 (3113 km)
MSP Minneapolis7h 40m1h 30m1929 (3104 km)
SAN San Diego7h 40m2h 31m2178 (3504 km)
PSP Palm Springs7h 41m1h 43m2079 (3345 km)
TUS Tucson7h 45m1h 54m2197 (3535 km)
BNA Nashville7h 47m1h 28m2385 (3837 km)
DFW Dallas7h 50m1h 31m2275 (3660 km)
SLC Salt Lake City8h 11m2h 39m1853 (2981 km)
SMF Sacramento8h 15m2h 43m1872 (3012 km)
BZN Belgrade8h 19m2h 40m1999 (3216 km)
PDX Portland8h 41m2h 27m2297 (3696 km)
FCA Kalispell8h 43m2h 22m2204 (3546 km)
MSO Missoula8h 49m2h 39m2108 (3392 km)
DTW Detroit9h 4m2h 42m2320 (3733 km)
DAL Dallas10h 20m2h 45m2282 (3672 km)
SDF Louisville13h 12m2h 8m2283 (3673 km)
The flight times and layover times in the table above are approximate and vary depending on flight number, aircraft, airline, weather and time of day.ORD-SFO flight routesChicago to San Francisco flight routes illustrated on a map.
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You can fly to San Francisco (SFO) from Chicago (ORD) non-stop with American Airlines, Alaska Airlines or United Airlines. The flight takes approximately 4 hours and 45 minutes. If you travel with a connecting flight instead, for example via Jackson, the total flight time will be 6 hours and 17 minutes.

If you are interested in direct flights, you can choose from American Airlines, Alaska Airlines or United Airlines. If you choose to fly with stops instead you can fly with American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines or Southwest Airlines.

The flight time between Chicago Ohare, ORD and San Francisco International, SFO, is 4 hours and 45 minutes. The distance is 2105 miles (or 3387 kilometers).

Yes, you can fly non-stop to SFO from ORD with American Airlines, Alaska Airlines or United Airlines.

A codeshare agreement means that cooperating airlines are able to sell seats on each other’s flights. This means that you are able to travel to more destinations than your airline of choice normally offers. Codeshare flights are also beneficial because of the seamless transits you can get with connecting flights from the same airline. The downside of choosing a codeshare flight can be that you in some cases can’t upgrade codeshare flights or use elite benefits.

A connecting or transit flight means that you reach your final destination through two or more flights – in other words a non-direct flight. You will change to a new aircraft after your first flight, this may include moving to another terminal at the airport aswell. The time required to transfer passengers and luggage between flights is called Minimum Connecting Time (MCT) and are always taken into account here on Flightroutes.com.

If you bought your whole flight on a single ticket, the airline will book you on the next available connecting flight.

With connecting flights, checked in luggage is most commonly forwarded to your final destination when buying a single ticket for both flights.

If you miss your connecting flight due to circumstances outside your control such as your first flight being delayed, you should turn to your airline who will provide you with a seat on the next available flight. This is usually done free of charge, and only applies if you purchased your trip as one ticket. If the next connecting flight is the following day, the airline usually provides accommodation and meals.
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