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Chicago ORDLos Angeles LAX

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£103

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Chicago ORDLos Angeles LAX

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£41

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Travelers usually depart from O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago, IL - Union Station, Chicago Rockford International, or Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station when they travel from Chicago to Los Angeles. Book your trip to arrive at Los Angeles International, Los Angeles, CA Bus Station, Los Angeles, CA - Union Station, Los Angeles - Westwood Amtrak, or Los Angeles, CA - Downtown LA. The distance between Chicago and Los Angeles is 2805 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, VivaAerobus, and Frontier Airlines. Chicago and Los Angeles have 226 direct flights per week.

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American Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

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Check-in for a flight from Chicago to Los Angeles

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
VivaAerobusVIVVBYesOpens 72 days before flight
Closes 4 hours before flight
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight

Los Angeles travel tips

1) Traditional taxis in Los Angeles are quite expensive

Taxis in Los Angeles are quite difficult to hail on the street, but you can book them in advance (for example, using the Curb app). The mounting fee is $2.85, and then you pay $2.70 for each mile (1.6 km). The distances in Los Angeles are quite long, so the taxi ride will be expensive.

2) Planning to shop in Los Angeles, head to local malls

Westfield is a relatively new shopping centre, decorated with fountains, sculptures, green plants, and sun loungers. There are the usual GAP, American Eagle, Aeria, H&M, ZARA, and other stores and more expensive brands like COS, Lacoste, Cole Haan, etc. If this mall isn't enough for you, check out Beverly Connection (an outlet mall) or Beverly Center.

3) In Los Angeles restaurants, it is customary to leave a tip, about 15% of the bill

In local cafes and restaurants, it is customary to leave a tip of up to 15%. As a rule, this is 10% for regular cafes. In gourmet restaurants, service charges can be included in the bill.

United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Most travelers from Chicago, ORD can enter Los Angeles, LAX.

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  • Masks are recommended in certain settings

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Chicago to Los Angeles?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Chicago and Los Angeles takes around 4.6 hours.
What is the flight distance between Chicago and Los Angeles?
The flight distance between Chicago and Los Angeles is 2805 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Chicago and Los Angeles?
Several carriers operate flights between Chicago and Los Angeles. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include United Airlines, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and London, Manchester, Athens, Dublin, New York, Las Vegas, Vilnius, Denver, Orlando, Minneapolis, Barcelona, Austin, Edinburgh, San Francisco, Paris, Nashville, Atlanta, Glasgow, Riga, Madrid.
What are the most popular routes to and from Los Angeles?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Los Angeles and London, Manchester, Manila, Dublin, Athens, Denpasar, Bangkok, Tallinn, Edmonton, Edinburgh, San Salvador, Reykjavik, Las Vegas, Cancún, Melbourne, Sydney, New York, Mexico City, Chiang Mai, Malta.
Which airports are there in Chicago?
Chicago is mainly served by O Hare International. But there are other airports nearby, including Chicago Midway International, Chicago Rockford International.
What airports are near Chicago?
The main airport in Chicago is O Hare International. It is also served by Gerald R. Ford International, General Mitchell International, Dane County Regional, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International, Fort Wayne International, South Bend International, Quad City International, Central Illinois Regional, Muskegon County, Decatur.
What airports are near Los Angeles?
The main airport in Los Angeles is Los Angeles International. It is also served by Los Angeles International, San Diego International, Tijuana International, John Wayne, Ontario International, Hollywood Burbank, Palm Springs International, Santa Maria Public, Santa Barbara Municipal, Long Beach.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Chicago and Los Angeles?
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