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Good to know

Low season

February Best time to beat the crowds with an average 25% drop in price.

High season

December Most popular time to fly with an average 27% increase in price.

Average price of a round-trip

$213 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a round-trip

$202 or less

When to book flights from Chicago to Los Angeles

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $126 or less.
  • The cheapest flight from Chicago to Los Angeles was found 78 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is February.
  • Morning departure is around 53% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • Hoping to book flights from Chicago to Los Angeles? If so, there are two different airports that you can leave from. While O'Hare International Airport is the largest airport in the city and offers a diverse selection of flights, Chicago Midway International Airport is a smaller choice that is generally less crowded.
  • Interested in relaxing before your flight from Chicago to Los Angeles takes off? Make sure to pay a visit to O'Hare International Airport’s yoga room, which is located on the lower level of Terminal 3 in the Departures wing. This room is free to use for all travelers and provides guests with complimentary mats and TV footage showcasing how to do a variety of yoga positions.
  • If you’re looking for a way to pass the time before your flight takes off from O'Hare International Airport, keep your eyes open for the unique art pieces that are placed throughout the different terminals. The airport has a partnership with the city’s Public Art Program, meaning that they often display different sculptures and paintings from local artists.
  • For travelers that would like to use public transportation to travel between Los Angeles International Airport and the city center, consider using either the local bus or the Metro system. There are several free shuttle buses at the airport that can take you to the city’s major bus hub and metro center, and they can be found outside each terminal’s doors on the lower level.
  • To book a flight from Chicago to Los Angeles that is both direct and affordable, consider purchasing your ticket through United Airlines. United Airlines offers several direct flights between these destinations daily and travelers are able to upgrade their seats to the Economy Plus option in order to receive more legroom.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving Chicago to Los Angeles

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.0
Delta
Overall score based on 28,492 reviews
8.2
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
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Book cheap flights from Chicago to Los Angeles (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Chicago
$48
only
$48
$218
only
$218
Destination
Los Angeles
$48
only
$48
Thu, Jul 30
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
4h 25m
Thu, Aug 6
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
4h 11m
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Sat, Aug 15
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
4h 30m
Fri, Aug 21
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
9h 13m
Trip: 7 days
Based on null reviews
Fri, Aug 7
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
8h 04m
Mon, Aug 10
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
4h 06m
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Thu, Aug 13
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
7h 36m
Fri, Aug 14
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
6h 55m
Trip: 2 days
Based on null reviews
Sat, Aug 15
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
4h 30m
Mon, Aug 17
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
4h 11m
Trip: 3 days
Based on null reviews
Fri, Aug 14
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
4h 30m
Sun, Aug 16
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
4h 07m
Trip: 3 days
Based on null reviews
Thu, Aug 13
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
9h 33m
Tue, Aug 18
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
4h 07m
Trip: 6 days
Based on null reviews
Sat, Aug 1
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
4h 25m
Tue, Aug 4
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
4h 06m
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Sun, Aug 16
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
4h 30m
Sun, Aug 23
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
10h 53m
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Thu, Jul 30
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
8h 38m
Sun, Aug 2
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
4h 06m
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Fri, Aug 14
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
4h 30m
Sun, Oct 4
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
3h 47m
Trip: 52 days
Based on null reviews
Fri, Jul 31
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
4h 30m
Fri, Aug 7
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
4h 07m
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Wed, Jul 29
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
4h 25m
Fri, Jul 31
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
7h 56m
Trip: 3 days
Based on null reviews
Fri, Jul 31
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
4h 30m
Sun, Aug 2
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
12h 49m
Trip: 3 days
Based on null reviews
Thu, Aug 6
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
4h 30m
Wed, Aug 19
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
6h 42m
Trip: 14 days
Based on null reviews
Fri, Aug 14
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
4h 30m
Mon, Aug 17
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
7h 06m
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Wed, Sep 16
MDW
Chicago Midway Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
6h 30m
Mon, Sep 21
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
MDW
Chicago Midway Airport
6h 02m
Trip: 6 days
Based on null reviews
Thu, Jul 30
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
4h 25m
Mon, Aug 3
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
4h 06m
Trip: 5 days
Based on null reviews
Mon, Sep 7
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
4h 30m
Thu, Sep 10
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
7h 25m
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Sat, Aug 15
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
7h 04m
Thu, Aug 20
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
4h 07m
Trip: 6 days
Based on null reviews
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Book cheap flights from Chicago to Los Angeles (one-way)

Airports
Origin
Chicago
$24
only
$24
$109
only
$109
Destination
Los Angeles
$24
only
$24
Sat, Aug 15
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
4h 27m
Based on null reviews
Mon, Sep 7
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
4h 17m
Based on null reviews
Sat, Aug 15
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
7h 09m
Based on null reviews
Sun, Aug 2
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
4h 30m
Based on null reviews
Mon, Aug 17
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
4h 30m
Based on null reviews
Sat, Jul 25
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
4h 27m
Based on null reviews
Mon, Jul 27
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
8h 38m
Based on null reviews
Fri, Jul 31
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
13h 57m
Based on null reviews
Wed, Jul 29
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
10h 36m
Based on null reviews
Tue, Sep 8
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
12h 45m
Based on null reviews
Sun, Aug 2
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
10h 11m
Based on null reviews
Sat, Aug 15
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
7h 04m
Based on null reviews
Sat, Jul 25
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
16h 06m
Based on null reviews
Tue, Sep 8
MDW
Chicago Midway Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
7h 00m
Based on null reviews
Mon, Jul 27
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
12h 54m
Based on null reviews
Sun, Aug 2
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
4h 30m
Based on null reviews
Sat, Jul 25
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
7h 42m
Based on null reviews
Thu, Aug 13
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
72h 48m
Based on null reviews
Mon, Aug 17
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
8h 40m
Based on null reviews
Wed, Aug 12
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
52h 15m
Based on null reviews
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