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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:
$812
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$686
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Los Angeles to Chicago

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $685 or less.
The cheapest flight from Los Angeles to Chicago was found 45 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 1 week 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% 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 Los Angeles to Chicago Flights

How long does a flight from Los Angeles to Chicago take?
An average nonstop flight takes 3h 50m, covering a distance of 1754 miles.
How many flights are there between Los Angeles and Chicago?
There are 1,841 (nonstop) flights between Los Angeles and Chicago per week, averaging 259 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to Chicago?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($101), Multiple Airlines ($154) and United ($173).
Do I need a passport to fly between Los Angeles and Chicago?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Los Angeles and Chicago?
United (26 times daily), Air New Zealand (23 times daily), Air Canada (23 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Los Angeles to Chicago?
For Los Angeles to Chicago, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago back to Los Angeles, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Los Angeles
$101
only
$101
Destination
Chicago
$101
only
$101
$244
only
$244
Wed, Feb 28
LAX
ORD
4h 10m
Wed, Mar 7
ORD
LAX
4h 39m
Trip: 8 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 431 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LAX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Comfort

LAX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

On time departure and early arrival!

LAX
ORD
Good 7.6

Great last minute price for trip to Chicago

Seats were a bit uncomfortable

LAX
ORD
Okay 5.3

The price of the flight, attendants were nice

Hands down, spirit has the most uncomfortable seats of any airline

LAX
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

There site is fairly poor as well. Unless you have no other alternatives, then grin and bare it.

Sat, May 5
LAX
ORD
4h 04m
Wed, May 9
ORD
LAX
4h 28m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Mar 7
LAX
ORD
3h 55m
Wed, Mar 14
ORD
LAX
4h 41m
Trip: 7 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 345 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
LAX
ORD
Good 7.6

On time, good servicw

Seats not very comfortable

LAX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

No complaints.

LAX
ORD
Good 6.4

Friendly crew (on-board and at gate) and smooth boarding process.

Terrible seats. No comfort. Had to stand up just to get my under-seat item out/put away. Felt like a sardine for 4 hours.

LAX
ORD
Okay 4.6

The economy plus seats were extremely comfortable and boarding was relatively simple.

The food was poor and the flight was delayed. The worst part was that the temperature inside the plane was like an icebox.

LAX
ORD
Excellent 9.0

Not enough room for my legs, I was uncomfortable.

Wed, Feb 28
LAX
ORD
7h 10m
Mon, Mar 5
ORD
LAX
14h 16m
Trip: 6 days
5.4OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.4 Okay
Based on 163 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
LAX
ORD
Mediocre 2.3

The delay and boarding was a nightmare

LAX
ORD
Okay 5.3

The price

Most everything such as seat assignment, checked bags, carry on bags and any drinks of any kind or snacks were extra. The seats were very uncomfortable to sleep in and no entertainment

LAX
ORD
Good 7.0

Seats don't recline, have to pay for soda etc

LAX
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Customer service is extremely poor and non existant and NO help whatsoever to accommodate for another flight. NOTHING.

LAX
ORD
Excellent 8.5

Everything was fine other than how cold it was on the plane. The coldness actually woke me up several times because it was so bad.

Wed, Jun 13
LAX
ORD
3h 50m
Tue, Jun 19
ORD
LAX
4h 35m
Trip: 7 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
PDX
SFO
Okay 4.3

The crew was funny and handled the delay nicely

No notice of 2 hour delay

SEA
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

I dispatched a guitar in a hard case. It was labeled fragile and sent to a separate compartment. The guitar was poorly treated and the case was broken all over. Very disappointing. On top of that I had requested window seat and got the middle seat. No food was served and there was no movies to watch or anything, considering this was a five hour flight

SEA
SJC
Okay 4.6

Flight time

Behavior of Stewardess Barbara extremely rude. I had gone to the restroom at the back of the aircraft at the beginning of service. I went up and wanted to sit on my 7C seat but she refused to move the cart to accommodate me to pass and made me stand at the back of the flight for 2 hour of the 1 hr 45 mins flight time

SJC
SJD
Okay 4.6

poor

LAX
ORD
Okay 4.6

Had to check carry on bag. Made me late.

Wed, Aug 29
LAX
ORD
4h 06m
Wed, Sep 5
ORD
LAX
4h 33m
Trip: 8 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 116 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LAX
ORD
Okay 5.3

So little space between seats. Barely no legroom at all. I’m 5’ 5” and still found it tight. Feel bad for all tall or big ppl.

LAX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

What a great plane with a great crew. Truly an enjoyable flight. And the tailwind got us in quite a bit early!

LAX
ORD
Okay 5.0

The check in agent went above and beyond to get us on board.

Couldn't check in online. Couldn't get a straight answer as to why. Kept getting the runaround from Kayak, American Airlines and British Airways. Never booking through kayak again.

LAX
ORD
Good 7.0

The seat I had reserved was given away even though I paid extra for it back in February. American Airlines rep said it was because when i book through a 3rd party like Kayak, they can't guarantee my seat assignment.

LAX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Everything

Wed, Apr 11
LAX
MDW
6h 54m
Mon, Apr 16
MDW
LAX
8h 28m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

ATL
EWR
Excellent 8.6

No LCD screen for entertainment.

FLL
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Departure was right on time and we actually arrived 15 minutes early.

The inflight monitor worked but none of the data (GPS altitude or speed) was working.

EWR
DTW
Mediocre 3.3

I've always wanted to go to all five Manhattan boroughs in one day. Thanks to Delta, that happened.

The plane broke down as we were about to take off. Delta rebooked everyone on to new flights because it was pretty obvious that plane was not going to be fixed in time. The crew did their best given the situation. The situation was absolute bs though - we had to take a cab to JFK for our new flight and do the whole security thing again and all that annoying stuff. Thanks for wasting 8 hours of my life, Delta.

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Expensive food

Sat, Mar 3
LAX
ORD
4h 10m
Tue, Mar 6
ORD
LAX
4h 39m
Trip: 4 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 431 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LAX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

On time departure and early arrival!

LAX
ORD
Excellent 8.5

The price for the roundtrip tickets.

The threat of having to pay an ungodly amount if you had to check a bag... yikes!

LAX
ORD
Good 7.6

Great last minute price for trip to Chicago

Seats were a bit uncomfortable

LAX
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

There site is fairly poor as well. Unless you have no other alternatives, then grin and bare it.

LAX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Comfort

Tue, Apr 10
LAX
ORD
4h 09m
Sat, Apr 14
ORD
LAX
4h 30m
Trip: 5 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 431 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LAX
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

There site is fairly poor as well. Unless you have no other alternatives, then grin and bare it.

LAX
ORD
Good 7.3

No delays, no baggage issues. Everything but food and entertainment (cant rate on those because there was none), was 5 out of 5.

No complaint available.

LAX
ORD
Excellent 8.5

The price for the roundtrip tickets.

The threat of having to pay an ungodly amount if you had to check a bag... yikes!

LAX
ORD
Good 6.0

The crew were pretty nice, don’t see that too much nowadays.

No food choices. First airline I’ve been on that only has snacks . Second the $50 baggage fee is outrageous. Third there isn’t any WiFi so we’re stuck in the air with no type of communication with the world. Spirit charges way to much money to not be up to part. Hey it together Spirit .

LAX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

The flight was very smooth and on the return home we landed an hour ahead of schedule. Food was offered a couple times during the flight.

Fri, Mar 9
LAX
ORD
4h 10m
Tue, Mar 13
ORD
LAX
4h 37m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 11
LAX
ORD
4h 09m
Wed, Apr 18
ORD
LAX
4h 28m
Trip: 8 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 431 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LAX
ORD
Good 6.0

The crew were pretty nice, don’t see that too much nowadays.

No food choices. First airline I’ve been on that only has snacks . Second the $50 baggage fee is outrageous. Third there isn’t any WiFi so we’re stuck in the air with no type of communication with the world. Spirit charges way to much money to not be up to part. Hey it together Spirit .

LAX
ORD
Okay 5.3

The price of the flight, attendants were nice

Hands down, spirit has the most uncomfortable seats of any airline

LAX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

On time departure and early arrival!

LAX
ORD
Excellent 8.5

The price for the roundtrip tickets.

The threat of having to pay an ungodly amount if you had to check a bag... yikes!

LAX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Comfort

Wed, Jun 13
LAX
ORD
3h 50m
Tue, Jun 19
ORD
LAX
4h 35m
Trip: 7 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

I dispatched a guitar in a hard case. It was labeled fragile and sent to a separate compartment. The guitar was poorly treated and the case was broken all over. Very disappointing. On top of that I had requested window seat and got the middle seat. No food was served and there was no movies to watch or anything, considering this was a five hour flight

LAX
MEX
Mediocre 2.0

My luggage didn’t come on my flight. I was given a phone number to call for updates. I didn’t receive my bag until the following day. It was very unprofessional.

SEA
SJC
Okay 4.6

Flight time

Behavior of Stewardess Barbara extremely rude. I had gone to the restroom at the back of the aircraft at the beginning of service. I went up and wanted to sit on my 7C seat but she refused to move the cart to accommodate me to pass and made me stand at the back of the flight for 2 hour of the 1 hr 45 mins flight time

LAX
ORD
Okay 4.6

Had to check carry on bag. Made me late.

SJC
SJD
Okay 4.6

poor

Sat, Apr 28
LAX
ORD
4h 12m
Wed, May 2
ORD
LAX
4h 28m
Trip: 5 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 431 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LAX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Comfort

LAX
ORD
Good 6.0

The crew were pretty nice, don’t see that too much nowadays.

No food choices. First airline I’ve been on that only has snacks . Second the $50 baggage fee is outrageous. Third there isn’t any WiFi so we’re stuck in the air with no type of communication with the world. Spirit charges way to much money to not be up to part. Hey it together Spirit .

LAX
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

5 min late could not board when the flight wasn't leaving 40 minlater

LAX
ORD
Good 7.6

Great last minute price for trip to Chicago

Seats were a bit uncomfortable

LAX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

The flight was very smooth and on the return home we landed an hour ahead of schedule. Food was offered a couple times during the flight.

Fri, Jun 8
LAX
ORD
4h 04m
Sat, Jun 9
ORD
LAX
4h 35m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Apr 14
LAX
ORD
4h 11m
Sat, Apr 21
ORD
LAX
4h 30m
Trip: 8 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 431 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LAX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

The flight was very smooth and on the return home we landed an hour ahead of schedule. Food was offered a couple times during the flight.

LAX
ORD
Good 6.0

The crew were pretty nice, don’t see that too much nowadays.

No food choices. First airline I’ve been on that only has snacks . Second the $50 baggage fee is outrageous. Third there isn’t any WiFi so we’re stuck in the air with no type of communication with the world. Spirit charges way to much money to not be up to part. Hey it together Spirit .

LAX
ORD
Good 7.3

No delays, no baggage issues. Everything but food and entertainment (cant rate on those because there was none), was 5 out of 5.

No complaint available.

LAX
ORD
Mediocre 3.3

A completely garbage airline. Has to pay for water!! Flight delayed 3 hours. Cramped seats, old plane. Not sure I could recommend Spirit to anybody. Please don't endorse this kind of air service.

LAX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Comfort

Mon, Apr 16
LAX
MDW
6h 01m
Tue, Apr 24
MDW
LAX
6h 24m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
EWR
Excellent 8.6

No LCD screen for entertainment.

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

MSP
CZM
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly.

All was good.

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

FLL
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Departure was right on time and we actually arrived 15 minutes early.

The inflight monitor worked but none of the data (GPS altitude or speed) was working.

Mon, Aug 6
LAX
ORD
4h 04m
Sat, Aug 18
ORD
LAX
4h 34m
Trip: 13 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, May 9
LAX
ORD
4h 12m
Wed, May 16
ORD
LAX
4h 28m
Trip: 8 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 431 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LAX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

The flight was very smooth and on the return home we landed an hour ahead of schedule. Food was offered a couple times during the flight.

LAX
ORD
Okay 5.3

The price of the flight, attendants were nice

Hands down, spirit has the most uncomfortable seats of any airline

LAX
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

There site is fairly poor as well. Unless you have no other alternatives, then grin and bare it.

LAX
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

5 min late could not board when the flight wasn't leaving 40 minlater

LAX
ORD
Good 7.3

No delays, no baggage issues. Everything but food and entertainment (cant rate on those because there was none), was 5 out of 5.

No complaint available.

Thu, Jun 14
LAX
ORD
3h 50m
Tue, Jun 19
ORD
LAX
4h 35m
Trip: 6 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
LAX
MEX
Mediocre 2.0

My luggage didn’t come on my flight. I was given a phone number to call for updates. I didn’t receive my bag until the following day. It was very unprofessional.

SEA
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Up and down, no problems

Chocolate and almonds for breakfast snack?

SJC
SJD
Okay 4.6

poor

LAX
ORD
Okay 4.6

Had to check carry on bag. Made me late.

RDU
SEA
Excellent 8.3

The flight crew was incredibly sweet and helpful; one of them even gave me their personal TUMS when I said I didn't feel well.

The flight boarded 30 minutes early; I arrived to my gate at the time of when my ticket said boarding started, but they were already calling final boarding call for my flight. I completely panicked. The plane was clean but the seats are very close together and there were no complimentary snacks- even though it was a 6 hour flight. On my flight back from Seattle on Delta, we got a complimentary meal AND a complimentary snack. I was expecting my Alaskan flight to be better based on everything I'd heard from friends, but my return Delta flight showed Alaska up; it was a spacier plane with way more food offered.

Tue, May 1
LAX
MDW
5h 52m
Fri, May 4
MDW
LAX
6h 05m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
FLL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I like service

MSP
CZM
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly.

All was good.

FLL
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Departure was right on time and we actually arrived 15 minutes early.

The inflight monitor worked but none of the data (GPS altitude or speed) was working.

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

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Los Angeles to Chicago Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 4h 18m
Flights Arrive in Chicago
Flights Depart from Los Angeles
Flight Price $101
Distance 1754 miles
Airlines Spirit Airlines, United, Frontier, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta
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