Cheap flights from Chicago to Los Angeles

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Travelers usually depart from O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago Rockford International, Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station, or Chicago - Cabrini St Parking when they travel from Chicago to Los Angeles. Book your trip to arrive at Los Angeles International, Los Angeles, Los Angeles union station, Los Angeles Union Station, or Los Angeles - Westwood Amtrak. The distance between Chicago and Los Angeles is 2805 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Spirit Airlines. Chicago and Los Angeles have 206 direct flights per week.

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

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

Air Canada on and Mondays.

Check-in for a flight from Chicago to Los Angeles

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingAirport check-in closesOnline check-in available
United AirlinesUALUAYesUnknownNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesUnknownNo
Southwest AirlinesSWAWNNoUnknownNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesUnknownNo
Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNo10 min before flightNo

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 Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, Air Canada, United Airlines.

What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and Los Angeles International, McCarran International, Miami International, Orlando International, Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International, Denver International, Dallas/Fort Worth International, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International, Logan International, George Bush Intercontinental, Tampa International.

What are the most popular routes to and from Los Angeles?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Los Angeles and McCarran International, Denver International, Dallas/Fort Worth International, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International, San Francisco International, George Bush Intercontinental, Seattle–Tacoma International, Phoenix Sky Harbor International, O Hare International, Salt Lake City International, Nashville International.

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

What airports are near Los Angeles?

The main airport in Los Angeles is Los Angeles International. It is also served by Tijuana International, San Diego International, John Wayne, Hollywood Burbank, Ontario International, Palm Springs International, Long Beach, Santa Maria Public, Santa Barbara Municipal, Meadows Field.

What buses and trains depart from Chicago?

A number of bus and train companies depart from Chicago, including Greyhound.

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