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Travelers usually depart from O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago Rockford International, Chicago Union Station, or Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station when they travel from Chicago to San Francisco. Book your trip to arrive at San Francisco International, San Francisco, CA Bus Stop, San Francisco, CA - Salesforce Plaza, San Francisco, CA - Fisherman’s Wharf, or San Francisco, CA Train Station. The distance between Chicago and San Francisco is 2968 km. The most popular airlines for this route are WN, United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and American Airlines. Chicago and San Francisco have 347 direct flights per week. When you arrive at San Francisco, consider visiting Alcatraz, Big Sur, and Golden Gate Bridge.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingAirport check-in closesOnline check-in available
WNSWAWNNoUnknownNo
United AirlinesUALUAYesUnknownNo
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoUnknownNo
Alaska AirlinesASAASYesUnknownNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesUnknownNo

Frequently asked questions

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

A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Chicago and San Francisco takes around 4.7 hours.

What is the flight distance between Chicago and San Francisco?

The flight distance between Chicago and San Francisco is 2968 km.

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

Several carriers operate flights between Chicago and San Francisco. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include United Airlines, WN, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines.

What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, New York, Hamburg, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Luxembourg City, Denver, Paris, Orlando, Vienna, Los Angeles, Zürich, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta.

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

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Francisco and Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Las Vegas, Zürich, Stuttgart, London, Vienna, Paris, Cologne, Amsterdam, Tahiti, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Basel, Denver, Barcelona.

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 General Mitchell International, Gerald R. Ford International, Dane County Regional, Fort Wayne International, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International, Quad City International, Central Illinois Regional, South Bend International, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International, Decatur.

What airports are near San Francisco?

The main airport in San Francisco is San Francisco International. It is also served by San Francisco International, Sacramento International, Oakland International, San Jose International, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Stockton Metropolitan, Merced Regional, Monterey Regional, Buchanan Field.

What buses and trains depart from Chicago?

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

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