Cheap flights from Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA

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Cheapest one-way trip

$91

Cheapest nonstop round-trip

$103

Cheapest round-trip

$145

Average round-trip

$212

Nonstop flights in December

$103 – $803

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Chicago ORDLos Angeles LAX

Multiple carriers

$145
Chicago ORDLos Angeles LAX

Multiple carriers

$145

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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, Linear Air, Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines. Chicago and Los Angeles have 361 direct flights per week.

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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
Linear Air O2YesNo
Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight

United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in United States – 12/2022
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Most travelers from Chicago, ORD can enter Los Angeles, LAX.

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Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is not required
  • Quarantine is not required

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

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in United States in our dedicated Stories article.

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 4.5 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 American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and Las Vegas, Guadalajara, Denver, Orlando, Phoenix, Mexico City, Paris, Barcelona, Tampa, Miami, London, Rome, Madrid, Fort Myers, Athens, San Francisco, New York, Austin, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale.
What are the most popular routes to and from Los Angeles?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Los Angeles and Denver, Atlanta, Las Vegas, New York, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Cancún, Mexico City, Washington, D.C., Paris, Guadalajara, London, Rome, Amsterdam, Philadelphia, Orlando, St. Louis, Houston, Minneapolis, Oakland.
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, Central Illinois Regional, Quad City International, South Bend International, Muskegon County, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International.
What airports are near Los Angeles?
The main airport in Los Angeles is Los Angeles International. It is also served by San Diego International, Tijuana International, Ontario International, John Wayne, Hollywood Burbank, Palm Springs International, Santa Barbara Municipal, McClellan–Palomar, Santa Maria Public, Long Beach.
What buses and trains depart from Chicago?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Chicago, including Greyhound.
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