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Airfares from $80 One Way, $160 Round Trip from Los Angeles to Chicago

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Flying from Los Angeles to Chicago

If you’re looking for flights from Los Angeles to Chicago, can help you find them. Plan the perfect vacation and leave the one-note weather behind for a historical experience in the Windy City. Book your hotel stay, rental car, and tickets to the best shows in town all in one convenient place.

Flying out of Los Angeles, California

The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), located about fifteen miles from downtown, is the place that you will most likely board a flight from Los Angeles to Chicago. You can get there with the help of many public transportation options, including FlyAway bus service that features round-trip routes to a few places around the city. If you plan on driving your own vehicle, parking at LAX ranges from twelve dollars a day to thirty dollars a day, depending on the lot. If you want to eat something before boarding your flight, the airport offers fast-food joints such as Panda Express and fancier establishments such as the Encounter Restaurant.

Arriving in Chicago, Illinois

Landing at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, you’ll find yourself about eighteen miles from downtown. No matter what time your flight lands, the twenty-four hour CTA Blue Line train system will be available to take you to your destination. If you plan on taking a cab to your hotel, expect to shell out thirty-five to forty-five dollars for the ride. Other options include utilizing the bus/shuttle center if you have reserved a room at a hotel that offers free shuttling service to its guests. If you’re visiting the great city in summertime to check out Lake Michigan’s many playgrounds, plan on dressing lightly for the average temperatures of sixty-six to eighty-four degrees Fahrenheit that you will find. If you’re going to see one of the shows at the Symphony Center in wintertime, wear a coat to shield yourself from the average eighteen to thirty-four degree temperatures that you’ll encounter in route to the venue.

Planning a Charming Chicago Vacation

Whether your trip is for pleasure or strictly for business, you’ll find the flights from Los Angeles to Chicago that you need at Orbitz. Take advantage of the deals at, and put spending money back into pocket.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Los Angeles to Chicago now?
If you’re worried about quarantine and travel restrictions when flying from Los Angeles to Chicago, go right to the Covid-19 Travel Advisor.
Are there non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Chicago?
Yes, if you’re flying from LAX to O’Hare Airport, you’ll only have one flight number to keep track of. There are 3 airlines that offer nonstop services to select from. Some of the best are:

  • American Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines

What is the shortest flight from Los Angeles to Chicago?
The fastest flight time from Los Angeles to Chicago is 4 hours and 20 minutes, which gives you loads of time to enjoy a drink or lose yourself in a good book.
What airlines fly from Los Angeles to Chicago most frequently?
Look up United Airlines (UA). This airline offers some of the most frequent flights from LAX to O’Hare Intl. Airport (ORD). It operates 238 services on this route every month and is popular with travelers. If you’d like some more options, check out the cost of tickets with American Airlines (AA), which offers 238 flights from Los Angeles to Chicago each month.
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Chicago?
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it’s good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Chicago have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you’ll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
Are there flights to Chicago with flexible change policies?
In most cases you’ll have the option to reschedule your flight to Chicago without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the “no change fees” filter and book with confidence.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2021 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
What is the cheapest month to fly?
We won’t keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data from 2021, the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all in the shortest month of the year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is during the height of summer in July, and in the holiday month of December.*According to flight demand on from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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