Cheap flights from San Diego to Chicago

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Travelers usually depart from San Diego International, San Diego Old Town station, San Diego bus station, San Diego-La Jolla, or San Diego-Balboa Park when they travel from San Diego to Chicago. Book your trip to arrive at O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago Rockford International, Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station, or Chicago - Cabrini St Parking. The distance between San Diego and Chicago is 2771 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Frontier Airlines. San Diego and Chicago have 208 direct flights per week.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingAirport check-in closesOnline check-in available
United AirlinesUALUAYesUnknownNo
Southwest AirlinesSWAWNNoUnknownNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesUnknownNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesUnknownNo
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoUnknownNo

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from San Diego to Chicago?

A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between San Diego and Chicago takes around 3.9 hours.

What is the flight distance between San Diego and Chicago?

The flight distance between San Diego and Chicago is 2771 km.

What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between San Diego and Chicago?

Several carriers operate flights between San Diego and Chicago. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines.

What are the most popular routes to and from San Diego?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Diego and McCarran International, Denver International, Dallas/Fort Worth International, San Francisco International, William P. Hobby, Phoenix Sky Harbor International, Seattle–Tacoma International, Tampa International, Ronald Reagan Washington National, O Hare International, Salt Lake City International.

What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and McCarran International, Miami International, LaGuardia, Orlando International, Denver International, Dallas/Fort Worth International, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International, Logan International, Phoenix Sky Harbor International, Tampa International, Minneapolis–Saint Paul International.

Which airports are there in San Diego?

San Diego is mainly served by San Diego International. But there are other airports nearby, including Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, McClellan–Palomar.

What airports are near San Diego?

The main airport in San Diego is San Diego International. It is also served by Tijuana International, John Wayne, Hollywood Burbank, Ontario International, Mexicali International, Palm Springs International, Long Beach, Imperial County, Cable, Hawthorne Municipal.

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, Quad City International, South Bend International, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International, Central Illinois Regional, Fort Wayne International, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International, University of Illinois Willard.

What buses and trains depart from San Diego?

A number of bus and train companies depart from San Diego, including Amtrak train.

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