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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
16%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$661
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$393
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles

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Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $393 or less.
The cheapest flight from Chicago to Los Angeles was found 86 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 2% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Chicago to Los Angeles Flights

How long does a flight from Chicago to Los Angeles take?
An average nonstop flight takes 4h 20m, covering a distance of 1754 miles.
How many flights are there between Chicago and Los Angeles?
There are 1,790 (nonstop) flights between Chicago and Los Angeles per week, averaging 256 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Chicago to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($125), Multiple Airlines ($149) and Frontier ($158).
Do I need a passport to fly between Chicago and Los Angeles?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Chicago and Los Angeles?
Air New Zealand (26 times daily), United (26 times daily), Air Canada (26 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Chicago to Los Angeles?
For Chicago to Los Angeles, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to Chicago, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Friday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Chicago to Los Angeles (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Chicago
$125
only
$125
$264
only
$264
Destination
Los Angeles
$125
only
$125
Sat, Feb 24
ORD
LAX
4h 38m
Wed, Feb 28
LAX
ORD
4h 09m
Trip: 5 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 399 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ORD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Excessive Baggage fees, late flight departure, poor customer service, rough flight

ORD
LAX
Good 7.3

Can only rate on everything but Entertainment & Food, since there was neither of those. Other than those it was 5 Stars all around.

No complaints available.

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Due to a traffic jam, I was late & missed my flight. I talked to the lady at the front desk to discuss my options. Because they didn’t have a flight to my destination until several hours later I let her know I was going to take a different outgoing flight with another airline. she did not give me any other response or information other than - Okay. Well, turns out she didn’t notate my account, I was considered a “no show” & they cancelled my returning flight. Worst customer service experience. They’re so insensitive to unforeseen circumstances - “you shouldn’t have missed your flight in the first place” and “you agreed to the terms & conditions” was their only responses. Safe to say I’m never flying Spirit again. Stay away folks! :)

ORD
LAX
Good 6.0

The flight was cheap but baggage was not, just beware. Attendants

Baggage cost, seats could use an update

ORD
LAX
Good 7.3

Spirit is exactly what I need for this particular trip. In was inexpensive and I had a quick turn around and no luggage. The plane was clean and newer. The staff was very warm. However, it was bare bones. Everything cost extra. In flight side $3 bag of chips $5. There is no wifi, no seat recliner, a very small tray, no in flight monitor, no in flight entertainment. So set expectations and this was great.

Tue, May 1
ORD
LAX
4h 34m
Sat, May 5
LAX
ORD
4h 04m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Mar 5
ORD
LAX
19h 21m
Mon, Mar 12
LAX
ORD
7h 10m
Trip: 7 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 173 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
ORD
LAX
Okay 4.0

friendly attitude

$85 for two checked bags, many little issues along the way but got there safely

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Poor customer service, we left 2.5 hours late based on mechanical issues

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Having to pay for a seat is medieval. Plane was delayed by 3 hours. Shitty flight

ORD
LAX
Okay 5.6

Fairly clean aircrafts Friendly crew

Seats do not recline There is not even one complementary drink

ORD
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Fast flight and good quality pricing for tickets.

Seats could be a lot better.

Thu, Jun 14
ORD
LAX
4h 20m
Sat, Jun 16
LAX
ORD
3h 51m
Trip: 3 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 313 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
LAX
Good 7.0

I like that the seats

Only one bag of pretzels lol

ORD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable, pleasant Attendants and friendly Pilots.

ORD
LAX
Good 6.3

Brought water out several times

Had very limited food availability No entertainment through app unless purchasing internet

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 3.6

If you're going to offer wifi that people have to pay for, you should probably get a more reliable system! It's ridiculous!

ORD
LAX
Good 6.6

boarding very easy

no drinks ir snacks offered

Wed, Jul 4
ORD
LAX
4h 33m
Wed, Jul 11
LAX
ORD
4h 04m
Trip: 8 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 99 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

AA customer service was great because we had missed our connection from Rome to Chicago. They got me and my daughters on the next available flight back to LAX with preferred seating that we had already paid for. They proactively checked my carry-on and the flight had all the individual entertainment amenities we were hoping for. The crew was friendly and attentive.

There was nothing about this flight I didn't love.

ORD
LAX
Excellent 8.6

The seats.

ORD
LAX
Excellent 9.5

Easy, smooth.

ORD
LAX
Excellent 9.0

The free movies on the screens in the back of every seat

Lack of leg room

ORD
LAX
Good 6.6

The crew was friendly. They attempted to resolve issues quickly. The service was late getting out but just barely and on time to arrive.

Broken screen in front of me and my seat wouldn’t recline. The crew was helpful to resist the screen and it worked for a bit. But it’s a bit disappointing to see a new aircraft be poorly cared for. Boarding was just a mush of people. Why bother to have reached gold status if every Tom dick and Harry with a credit card will just plow ahead of you?

Mon, Mar 5
ORD
LAX
4h 39m
Tue, Mar 6
LAX
ORD
4h 10m
Trip: 2 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 399 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ORD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

All gate and plane crew were excellent and made the boarding process smoothly and FAs on the plane were funny and friendly! Made for a smooth flight with all their announcements and procedures

Costs of snacks n drinks

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

The crew was friendly and that was about it.

They say they are a budget airline but after all of the add ons they are more expensive. Also most uncomfortable seats ever. DO NOT fly this airline if you have to fly more than 2 hours or your butt will feel like a pancake. First and last time flying this airline.

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 2.3

Before boarding charge me $55 for little bag with notebock

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Excessive Baggage fees, late flight departure, poor customer service, rough flight

ORD
LAX
Good 6.0

Flight was on time

Crew members clumsy

Wed, Feb 28
MDW
LAX
7h 16m
Fri, Mar 2
LAX
MDW
7h 56m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16068 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
STL
ATL
Okay 4.6

They changed my flight to a different one departing 2 hours earlier and did not notify me! The original flight was still available & they would not let me take it despite my reservation paper work. CRAZY! I have a two hour drive to the airport this gave me the option to leave home at 2:30am or go the night before and pay for a hotel. Flight was managed by DELTA who also did not care! All involved blamed each other. Beware

CUN
MSP
Excellent 10.0

The flights were on time and they did two drink and snack services. Great crew!

OKC
DTW
Excellent 10.0

As usual

Landing was a bit rough

ATL
ALB
Good 6.0

The crew was amazing. They were attentive and very professional

I upgraded my seat and paid extra for one with more room. And I wasn’t impressed with my upgrade, doesn’t feel like more leg than regular seats. Comfort was below average. The crew

MCI
LGA
Good 6.0

Too crowded overhead storage got filled right away. Had to place my bag under seat. Could not extend my legs.

Tue, Feb 27
ORD
LAX
4h 38m
Tue, Mar 6
LAX
ORD
4h 09m
Trip: 8 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 399 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ORD
LAX
Good 7.3

Can only rate on everything but Entertainment & Food, since there was neither of those. Other than those it was 5 Stars all around.

No complaints available.

ORD
LAX
Excellent 8.5

Fast, efficient boarding, polite crew, on-time departure and landing

Uncomfortable seating, no reclining, high cost for baggage, no free water

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Due to a traffic jam, I was late & missed my flight. I talked to the lady at the front desk to discuss my options. Because they didn’t have a flight to my destination until several hours later I let her know I was going to take a different outgoing flight with another airline. she did not give me any other response or information other than - Okay. Well, turns out she didn’t notate my account, I was considered a “no show” & they cancelled my returning flight. Worst customer service experience. They’re so insensitive to unforeseen circumstances - “you shouldn’t have missed your flight in the first place” and “you agreed to the terms & conditions” was their only responses. Safe to say I’m never flying Spirit again. Stay away folks! :)

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 2.3

Before boarding charge me $55 for little bag with notebock

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Excessive Baggage fees, late flight departure, poor customer service, rough flight

Sat, Apr 28
ORD
LAX
24h 20m
Wed, May 2
LAX
ORD
16h 45m
Trip: 5 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 173 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
ORD
LAX
Excellent 9.5

On one hand, you get what you pay for here. But in cutting out the frills, they do all the other things right. Flight left on time, landed early, and was reasonably comfortable.

I knew I was going to have to pay for a carry-on bag. What I didn't realize is that drinking a club soda on the plane would cost $3. It's a little thing, but something to be aware of. Also, bring some reading material, as they do not have an in-flight magazine or wi-fi.

ORD
LAX
Okay 5.0

Arrival seemed uncoordinated and didn't have a dedicated terminal gate.

ORD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Nice crew

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

How late we left

How late we arrived

ORD
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Fast flight and good quality pricing for tickets.

Seats could be a lot better.

Wed, Apr 4
ORD
LAX
14h 16m
Wed, Apr 11
LAX
ORD
4h 00m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Feb 27
ORD
LAX
4h 39m
Tue, Mar 6
LAX
ORD
4h 09m
Trip: 8 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 399 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ORD
LAX
Good 6.0

The flight was cheap but baggage was not, just beware. Attendants

Baggage cost, seats could use an update

ORD
LAX
Good 6.0

Flight was on time

Crew members clumsy

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

The crew was friendly and that was about it.

They say they are a budget airline but after all of the add ons they are more expensive. Also most uncomfortable seats ever. DO NOT fly this airline if you have to fly more than 2 hours or your butt will feel like a pancake. First and last time flying this airline.

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Due to a traffic jam, I was late & missed my flight. I talked to the lady at the front desk to discuss my options. Because they didn’t have a flight to my destination until several hours later I let her know I was going to take a different outgoing flight with another airline. she did not give me any other response or information other than - Okay. Well, turns out she didn’t notate my account, I was considered a “no show” & they cancelled my returning flight. Worst customer service experience. They’re so insensitive to unforeseen circumstances - “you shouldn’t have missed your flight in the first place” and “you agreed to the terms & conditions” was their only responses. Safe to say I’m never flying Spirit again. Stay away folks! :)

ORD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

All gate and plane crew were excellent and made the boarding process smoothly and FAs on the plane were funny and friendly! Made for a smooth flight with all their announcements and procedures

Costs of snacks n drinks

Sat, Apr 28
ORD
LAX
4h 41m
Sat, May 5
LAX
ORD
4h 04m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, May 12
ORD
LAX
4h 45m
Sat, May 19
LAX
ORD
4h 04m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Mar 4
ORD
LAX
4h 39m
Tue, Mar 6
LAX
ORD
4h 10m
Trip: 3 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 399 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ORD
LAX
Good 6.0

The flight was cheap but baggage was not, just beware. Attendants

Baggage cost, seats could use an update

ORD
LAX
Okay 5.6

The price.

The seats (other than the first two "Big seats" were very uncomfortable.

ORD
LAX
Good 6.0

Flight was on time

Crew members clumsy

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Excessive Baggage fees, late flight departure, poor customer service, rough flight

ORD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

All gate and plane crew were excellent and made the boarding process smoothly and FAs on the plane were funny and friendly! Made for a smooth flight with all their announcements and procedures

Costs of snacks n drinks

Sat, Jun 9
ORD
LAX
4h 36m
Tue, Jun 12
LAX
ORD
3h 51m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Mar 15
ORD
LAX
4h 50m
Tue, Mar 20
LAX
ORD
4h 06m
Trip: 6 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 99 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
LAX
Okay 4.0

Terrible seats and no option to change cause I had to contact the third party vs company where I bought my tickets

ORD
LAX
Okay 5.0

We landed safely

I was astounded at the miserable "cattle car" experience of this flight. When the person in front of me reclined his seat, the back was shoved to within about a foot of my face. Talk about "In Your Face!" It was nearly impossible to exit from my window seat to the aisle, since there is almost no vertical space open from floor to ceiling in which to move. Flying used to be fun--this is awful!

ORD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

AA customer service was great because we had missed our connection from Rome to Chicago. They got me and my daughters on the next available flight back to LAX with preferred seating that we had already paid for. They proactively checked my carry-on and the flight had all the individual entertainment amenities we were hoping for. The crew was friendly and attentive.

There was nothing about this flight I didn't love.

ORD
LAX
Good 7.6

Individual view screen

Small seat

ORD
LAX
Good 7.0

No in seat entertainment

Need more food options to purchase

Mon, Feb 26
ORD
LAX
4h 39m
Wed, Feb 28
LAX
ORD
4h 09m
Trip: 3 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 399 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ORD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

nothing

Spirit is the worst airline. they will charge you an extra $55 dollars lfor carry-on luggage! this is ridiculous and unacceptable. I highly advise people to never travel with Spirit. this company is a scam.

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 2.3

Before boarding charge me $55 for little bag with notebock

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Excessive Baggage fees, late flight departure, poor customer service, rough flight

ORD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

All gate and plane crew were excellent and made the boarding process smoothly and FAs on the plane were funny and friendly! Made for a smooth flight with all their announcements and procedures

Costs of snacks n drinks

ORD
LAX
Good 7.3

Spirit is exactly what I need for this particular trip. In was inexpensive and I had a quick turn around and no luggage. The plane was clean and newer. The staff was very warm. However, it was bare bones. Everything cost extra. In flight side $3 bag of chips $5. There is no wifi, no seat recliner, a very small tray, no in flight monitor, no in flight entertainment. So set expectations and this was great.

Sun, Mar 4
MDW
LAX
7h 25m
Tue, Mar 6
LAX
MDW
6h 08m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16068 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
CUN
Good 6.3

The crew was outstanding, polite, and professional.

Seats were comfortable, but much too crowded. The seating would have been very good for children but for adults it was much too crowded. My knees were up against the seat in front and my back is sore from having to spend most of the trip twisted to try to fit into the small space. Also, my seat was is row 16 and was called a “premium” seat and I was charged an extra $24 for it. I did not find it any different than all the seats around me. What was the extra charge for?

AMS
PDX
Mediocre 3.0

NOTHING

STL
ATL
Okay 4.6

They changed my flight to a different one departing 2 hours earlier and did not notify me! The original flight was still available & they would not let me take it despite my reservation paper work. CRAZY! I have a two hour drive to the airport this gave me the option to leave home at 2:30am or go the night before and pay for a hotel. Flight was managed by DELTA who also did not care! All involved blamed each other. Beware

MCI
LGA
Good 6.0

Too crowded overhead storage got filled right away. Had to place my bag under seat. Could not extend my legs.

ATL
EYW
Excellent 8.6

Once we hit the coast we skirted down the coas of Florida which provided a spectacular view. The approach and landing at Key West airport was thrilling and absolutely perfect. We’ve flown Delta many times but this was our first but not last time to Key West.

Nothing

Wed, May 9
ORD
LAX
4h 28m
Sun, May 27
LAX
ORD
4h 03m
Trip: 19 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jul 13
ORD
LAX
4h 27m
Mon, Jul 16
LAX
ORD
4h 04m
Trip: 4 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 99 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
LAX
Good 7.6

Individual view screen

Small seat

ORD
LAX
Excellent 9.0

The free movies on the screens in the back of every seat

Lack of leg room

ORD
LAX
Good 7.0

No in seat entertainment

Need more food options to purchase

ORD
LAX
Okay 5.0

We landed safely

I was astounded at the miserable "cattle car" experience of this flight. When the person in front of me reclined his seat, the back was shoved to within about a foot of my face. Talk about "In Your Face!" It was nearly impossible to exit from my window seat to the aisle, since there is almost no vertical space open from floor to ceiling in which to move. Flying used to be fun--this is awful!

ORD
LAX
Excellent 8.6

The seats.

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Chicago to Los Angeles Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 4h 20m
Flights Arrive in Los Angeles
Flights Depart from Chicago
Flight Price $125
Distance 1754 miles
Airlines Spirit Airlines, Frontier, United, American Airlines, Delta
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