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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

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
-2 days

Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

When looking for a cheap flight, consider that 25% of our users selected a flight 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 3% more expensive 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 29m, covering a distance of 1754 miles.
How many flights are there between Chicago and Los Angeles?
There are 2,265 (nonstop) flights between Chicago and Los Angeles per week, averaging 335 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 United ($93), Multiple Airlines ($98) and Frontier ($112).
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 (32 times daily), Air Canada (32 times daily), United (30 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, Tuesday 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 Wednesday, with Monday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Chicago
$93
only
$93
Destination
Los Angeles
$93
only
$93
Tue, Dec 12
ORD
LAX
4h 39m
Wed, Dec 13
LAX
ORD
4h 01m
Trip: 2 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 303 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
LAX
Good 7.3

Great captain and crew.

I prefer the entertainment on your own device.

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Seats were comfortable

No food was offered, no tv or any entertainment. Lots of babies on board. Flight attendants were border line unfriendly

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
Mediocre 2.0

I'm sure this flight would have been fine if it wasn't missed due to mechanicals from previous connecting leg.

ORD
LAX
Good 6.3

Brought water out several times

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

Mon, Dec 11
ORD
LAX
6h 23m
Wed, Dec 13
LAX
ORD
3h 54m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jan 23
ORD
LAX
19h 22m
Wed, Jan 31
LAX
ORD
7h 13m
Trip: 9 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 5.6

Fairly clean aircrafts Friendly crew

Seats do not recline There is not even one complementary drink

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

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

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 3.3

We sat on the run way for almost an hour and a half and the seats were very rough.

ORD
LAX
Okay 4.0

friendly attitude

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

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.

Wed, Jan 10
ORD
LAX
4h 48m
Wed, Jan 17
LAX
ORD
3h 55m
Trip: 8 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 303 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
LAX
Good 7.3

Customer Service

Flight Late

ORD
LAX
Okay 5.0

Crew was fine and flight was very close to schedule

Harsh unpleasant enforcement of carry-on rules. Miserable legroom. Entertainment is just another profit center for united.

ORD
LAX
Good 7.0

I like that the seats

Only one bag of pretzels lol

ORD
LAX
Good 6.3

Brought water out several times

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

ORD
LAX
Good 7.3

The crew

The delay of an hour to get to my destination

Tue, Dec 12
ORD
LAX
6h 23m
Wed, Dec 13
LAX
ORD
4h 01m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Jan 13
ORD
LAX
4h 40m
Fri, Jan 19
LAX
ORD
4h 02m
Trip: 7 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 303 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
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 7.3

The crew

The delay of an hour to get to my destination

ORD
LAX
Good 6.6

The flight crew was attentive and polite.

Though not the fault of the crew or airlines, we were delayed almost 90 minutes because a parent took their toddler into the lavatory while at the gate and they messed it up and plugged the toilet with paper towels and/or pampers. This was after I had a 8-1/2 hour flight from Copenhagen, Denmark. Also, the seat space and amenities are so inferior to international flights. The narrowness of the seat and closeness of the rows makes it hard to be comfortable. After being treated to two meals on the international flight, one small two-inch bag of snack mix is almost pointless.

ORD
LAX
Okay 5.0

Crew was fine and flight was very close to schedule

Harsh unpleasant enforcement of carry-on rules. Miserable legroom. Entertainment is just another profit center for united.

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

I'm sure this flight would have been fine if it wasn't missed due to mechanicals from previous connecting leg.

Sat, Jan 13
ORD
LAX
4h 40m
Wed, Jan 17
LAX
ORD
7h 13m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jan 24
ORD
LAX
19h 22m
Wed, Jan 31
LAX
ORD
7h 13m
Trip: 8 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
Mediocre 3.0

The crew was great

The 45 dollar charge for my Carrie on luggage the up sell on the snacks , drinks and credit cards

ORD
LAX
Okay 5.0

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

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 3.3

We sat on the run way for almost an hour and a half and the seats were very rough.

ORD
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Fast flight and good quality pricing for tickets.

Seats could be a lot better.

ORD
LAX
Okay 5.6

Fairly clean aircrafts Friendly crew

Seats do not recline There is not even one complementary drink

Sat, Jan 13
ORD
LAX
4h 40m
Fri, Jan 19
LAX
ORD
4h 02m
Trip: 7 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 303 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
LAX
Good 6.3

Brought water out several times

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

ORD
LAX
Good 7.3

No problem boarding. Had no issue with overhead storage. Crew waa great, helpful, and friendly.

More leg room. Anyone 6'+ won't be too comfy in economy

ORD
LAX
Good 7.3

Great captain and crew.

I prefer the entertainment on your own device.

ORD
LAX
Okay 5.0

Crew was fine and flight was very close to schedule

Harsh unpleasant enforcement of carry-on rules. Miserable legroom. Entertainment is just another profit center for united.

ORD
LAX
Good 6.6

boarding very easy

no drinks ir snacks offered

Tue, Jan 23
ORD
LAX
19h 22m
Fri, Jan 26
LAX
ORD
4h 03m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jan 29
ORD
LAX
14h 24m
Tue, Feb 6
LAX
ORD
7h 13m
Trip: 9 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
Mediocre 3.0

The crew was great

The 45 dollar charge for my Carrie on luggage the up sell on the snacks , drinks and credit cards

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

How late we left

How late we arrived

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 4.0

friendly attitude

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

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

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

Sun, Jan 14
ORD
LAX
4h 29m
Thu, Jan 18
LAX
ORD
4h 02m
Trip: 5 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 303 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
LAX
Good 7.3

No problem boarding. Had no issue with overhead storage. Crew waa great, helpful, and friendly.

More leg room. Anyone 6'+ won't be too comfy in economy

ORD
LAX
Good 6.6

boarding very easy

no drinks ir snacks offered

ORD
LAX
Good 6.6

The flight crew was attentive and polite.

Though not the fault of the crew or airlines, we were delayed almost 90 minutes because a parent took their toddler into the lavatory while at the gate and they messed it up and plugged the toilet with paper towels and/or pampers. This was after I had a 8-1/2 hour flight from Copenhagen, Denmark. Also, the seat space and amenities are so inferior to international flights. The narrowness of the seat and closeness of the rows makes it hard to be comfortable. After being treated to two meals on the international flight, one small two-inch bag of snack mix is almost pointless.

ORD
LAX
Good 7.3

Customer Service

Flight Late

ORD
LAX
Good 6.3

Brought water out several times

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

Wed, Jan 24
ORD
LAX
14h 24m
Mon, Feb 5
LAX
ORD
4h 03m
Trip: 13 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jan 30
ORD
LAX
19h 22m
Wed, Feb 7
LAX
ORD
7h 13m
Trip: 9 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 8.3

Fast flight and good quality pricing for tickets.

Seats could be a lot better.

ORD
LAX
Okay 4.0

friendly attitude

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

ORD
LAX
Good 6.4

not clean

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
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

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

Tue, Jan 16
ORD
LAX
4h 35m
Tue, Jan 23
LAX
ORD
3h 56m
Trip: 8 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 303 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
LAX
Good 6.6

The flight crew was attentive and polite.

Though not the fault of the crew or airlines, we were delayed almost 90 minutes because a parent took their toddler into the lavatory while at the gate and they messed it up and plugged the toilet with paper towels and/or pampers. This was after I had a 8-1/2 hour flight from Copenhagen, Denmark. Also, the seat space and amenities are so inferior to international flights. The narrowness of the seat and closeness of the rows makes it hard to be comfortable. After being treated to two meals on the international flight, one small two-inch bag of snack mix is almost pointless.

ORD
LAX
Okay 5.0

Crew was fine and flight was very close to schedule

Harsh unpleasant enforcement of carry-on rules. Miserable legroom. Entertainment is just another profit center for united.

ORD
LAX
Good 7.3

Customer Service

Flight Late

ORD
LAX
Good 7.3

The crew

The delay of an hour to get to my destination

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!

Mon, Feb 12
ORD
LAX
14h 05m
Thu, Feb 22
LAX
ORD
3h 55m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Feb 5
ORD
LAX
19h 22m
Mon, Feb 12
LAX
ORD
12h 44m
Trip: 8 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 3.3

We sat on the run way for almost an hour and a half and the seats were very rough.

ORD
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Fast flight and good quality pricing for tickets.

Seats could be a lot better.

ORD
LAX
Okay 5.0

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

ORD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Nice crew

Wed, Jan 17
ORD
LAX
4h 48m
Wed, Jan 31
LAX
ORD
4h 02m
Trip: 15 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 303 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
LAX
Good 6.6

boarding very easy

no drinks ir snacks offered

ORD
LAX
Good 7.3

No problem boarding. Had no issue with overhead storage. Crew waa great, helpful, and friendly.

More leg room. Anyone 6'+ won't be too comfy in economy

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Seats were comfortable

No food was offered, no tv or any entertainment. Lots of babies on board. Flight attendants were border line unfriendly

ORD
LAX
Good 6.6

The flight crew was attentive and polite.

Though not the fault of the crew or airlines, we were delayed almost 90 minutes because a parent took their toddler into the lavatory while at the gate and they messed it up and plugged the toilet with paper towels and/or pampers. This was after I had a 8-1/2 hour flight from Copenhagen, Denmark. Also, the seat space and amenities are so inferior to international flights. The narrowness of the seat and closeness of the rows makes it hard to be comfortable. After being treated to two meals on the international flight, one small two-inch bag of snack mix is almost pointless.

ORD
LAX
Good 7.0

I like that the seats

Only one bag of pretzels lol

Tue, Feb 6
ORD
LAX
19h 22m
Mon, Feb 12
LAX
ORD
7h 13m
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

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

ORD
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

The crew was great

The 45 dollar charge for my Carrie on luggage the up sell on the snacks , drinks and credit cards

ORD
LAX
Okay 5.0

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

ORD
LAX
Good 6.4

not clean

Sun, Jan 28
ORD
LAX
4h 40m
Wed, Jan 31
LAX
ORD
7h 13m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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