Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL flights from $78

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Cheapest one-way trip

$78

Cheapest nonstop round-trip

$78

Cheapest round-trip

$153

Average round-trip

$211

Nonstop flights in November

$78 – $884

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Los Angeles LAXChicago ORD

Spirit Airlines

$153
Los Angeles LAXChicago ORD

Spirit Airlines

$153

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Travelers usually depart from Los Angeles International, Los Angeles, CA Bus Station, Los Angeles, CA - Union Station, Los Angeles - Westwood Amtrak, or Los Angeles, CA - Downtown LA when they travel from Los Angeles to Chicago. Book your trip to arrive at O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago, IL - Union Station, Chicago Rockford International, or Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station. The distance between Los Angeles and Chicago is 2805 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Spirit Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and American Airlines. Los Angeles and Chicago have 401 direct flights per week.

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Check-in for a flight from Los Angeles to Chicago

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

United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

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

Departure

Additional information
  • Masks are recommended in certain settings

Return

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 Los Angeles to Chicago?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Los Angeles and Chicago takes around 4.1 hours.
What is the flight distance between Los Angeles and Chicago?
The flight distance between Los Angeles and Chicago is 2805 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Los Angeles and Chicago?
Several carriers operate flights between Los Angeles and Chicago. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Los Angeles?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Los Angeles and Paris, Guadalajara, Cancún, Mexico City, Las Vegas, Denver, New York, London, Atlanta, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Cincinnati, Washington, D.C., Lisbon, Berlin, San José del Cabo, Madrid, Munich, Orlando.
What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver, Orlando, San Francisco, Tampa, Miami, Salt Lake City, New York, Atlanta, London, Sacramento, Minneapolis, Mexico City, Paris, Austin, Washington, D.C., Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Rome.
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, Santa Maria Public, McClellan–Palomar, Meadows Field.
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, Quad City International, Central Illinois Regional, South Bend International, Muskegon County, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International.
What buses and trains depart from Los Angeles?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Los Angeles, including Amtrak train.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Los Angeles and Chicago?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Los Angeles and Chicago thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Los Angeles and Chicago can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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