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High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
9%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$384
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$283
or less (round trip)

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Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 9% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Sacramento Intl to Chicago Flights

How long does a flight from Sacramento Intl to Chicago take?
An average nonstop flight takes 3h 59m, covering a distance of 1792 miles.
How many flights are there between Sacramento Intl and Chicago?
There are 226 (nonstop) flights between Sacramento Intl and Chicago per week, averaging 35 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Sacramento Intl to Chicago?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on United ($251), Multiple Airlines ($261) and American Airlines ($263).
Do I need a passport to fly between Sacramento Intl and Chicago?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Sacramento Intl and Chicago?
Air Canada (6 times daily), United (6 times daily), SAS (5 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Sacramento Intl to Chicago?
For Sacramento Intl to Chicago, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago back to Sacramento Intl, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Sacramento Intl to Chicago (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Sacramento
$251
only
$251
Destination
Chicago
$251
only
$251
$273
only
$273
Sat, Apr 21
SMF
ORD
4h 04m
Tue, Apr 24
ORD
SMF
4h 27m
Trip: 4 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SMF
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Everything

None for this flight.

SMF
ORD
Good 7.0

Everything was fine, there was nothing exceptional about the flight.

Just that it was rather cramped but that's pretty much flying on any airline these days, so I can't say that they're at fault.

SMF
ORD
Excellent 9.3

The plane was clean, comfortable and seemed to have a bit more room. The staff was professional and courteous.

The plane was 2hrs delayed but that was due to weather. The food was over priced and not good.

SMF
ORD
Excellent 8.0

I was nursing a cold and the staff was offering me drinks and blanket.

Departure was delayed by an hour.

SMF
ORD
Excellent 8.3

Nice staff clean planes

Seats too small no in flight entertainment in first class.

Mon, Mar 12
SMF
ORD
3h 59m
Wed, Mar 14
ORD
SMF
4h 38m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, May 13
SMF
ORD
4h 14m
Wed, May 16
ORD
SMF
4h 26m
Trip: 4 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
HND
LAX
Okay 4.0

Assigned middle seat, no choice.

ILM
CLT
Okay 4.6

The crew was nice

I flew American four times in 7 days, every flight was delayed. delay times varied from 90 minutes to over three hours. Fog in Chicago was beyond anybody's control, but the other times were not weather related, I recently flew frontier Air and their flights were also late. I jinxed myself by stating I never have this issue with AA. Great job at proving me wrong. I flew a good bit last year and these issues didn't start until after the new year., Thank you for your time.

LGA
PHL
Okay 4.6

Short flight

Attendant at gate insisted my daughter's carry-on bag get checked because he put it crooked into the sizer. When I adjusted it and showed him that it fit, he still insisted that we check it. Unpleasant way to start our trip.

BUF
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

None of the experience was pleasant

First flight was delayed causing us to miss the 2nd flight and we ended sleeping on a chair at the airport waiting for a morning flight. AMERICAN AIRLINES didn't even have the decency to put us in a hotel for the night due to their delay. Then they added a 2nd lay over which was delayed for hours also. Traveling was to visit my mother who had cancer and I was sick so this made the trip even more distasteful.

DTW
MIA
Excellent 8.0

Easy check in.

Service staff was friendly enough; maybe I’m used to southwest. As someone who is anxious to fly smiling faces are always appreciate.

Tue, Apr 10
SMF
MDW
9h 48m
Wed, Apr 18
MDW
SMF
8h 59m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 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

BOS
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

We were in the plane for 3 hours before we could depart. No one offered us a drink or snack.

SLC
RAP
Excellent 8.6

Crowded boarding area, but no standing around for long. Quick boarding. Entertainment not available so can't rate that. Good crew

BDL
CVG
Okay 4.0

Great pilot..

Jam packed too small and the lady flight attendant was to bossy and not that welcoming, she was more interested in being more of a drill sergeant than the comfort of the passengers

VPS
ATL
Good 7.3

Quick boarding. Nice crew. No food or entertainment so I couldn't rate those. N/A should be a choice

Sat, Apr 28
SMF
ORD
4h 18m
Tue, May 1
ORD
SMF
4h 27m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Aug 16
SMF
ORD
4h 00m
Thu, Aug 23
ORD
SMF
4h 30m
Trip: 8 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
BOS
LAX
Okay 4.0

What you expect from an internal US flight: no food, crowded flight, cramped seats. I have come to expect two things - arrive on time and arrive safely. The good, we arrived safely.

Pulled away from gate and sat on tarmac for over an hour while technical difficulties fixed. We should not have boarded until plane was ready. We arrived over one hour late and just made connecting flight. Our luggage was not so fortunate.

PHL
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight attendants very friendly. The gate attendant found us two seats together even though they couldn't do it initially in NYC.

Sitting in the last row.

DTW
MIA
Excellent 8.0

Easy check in.

Service staff was friendly enough; maybe I’m used to southwest. As someone who is anxious to fly smiling faces are always appreciate.

SMF
ORD
Okay 5.0

Rude flight attendance werent prompt

SAT
MIA
Excellent 10.0

All

Nothing

Wed, Mar 14
SMF
MDW
5h 56m
Tue, Mar 20
MDW
SMF
9h 07m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
BDL
CVG
Okay 4.0

Great pilot..

Jam packed too small and the lady flight attendant was to bossy and not that welcoming, she was more interested in being more of a drill sergeant than the comfort of the passengers

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.

BJX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

I liked the check-in kiosk, but only because I had no bags to check. I liked being able to choose my own seat. I liked that the flight was uneventful. I liked the staff at all stages, they were friendly and helpful.

They made me shove my purse into my knapsack to fit within their two bag policy. That's a first for me. My Delta flight did not do that.

ATL
TGU
Mediocre 2.0

The service was horribly they dilate my flight 24 hours and I lose my flight yesterday because from Washington to Atlanta the flight was late and from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa leave early

LAX
IND
Excellent 10.0

The comfort, space, quiet, snacks

Wed, Jul 18
SMF
ORD
4h 00m
Fri, Aug 10
ORD
SMF
4h 35m
Trip: 24 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Jul 1
SMF
ORD
6h 38m
Fri, Jul 6
ORD
SMF
4h 30m
Trip: 6 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
SMF
ORD
Okay 5.0

Rude flight attendance werent prompt

SAT
MIA
Excellent 10.0

All

Nothing

HND
LAX
Okay 4.0

Assigned middle seat, no choice.

BUF
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

None of the experience was pleasant

First flight was delayed causing us to miss the 2nd flight and we ended sleeping on a chair at the airport waiting for a morning flight. AMERICAN AIRLINES didn't even have the decency to put us in a hotel for the night due to their delay. Then they added a 2nd lay over which was delayed for hours also. Traveling was to visit my mother who had cancer and I was sick so this made the trip even more distasteful.

SMF
ORD
Excellent 10.0

The crew, the fabulous plane with USB ports and free movies

It would have been nice to have ear phones for the movies.

Tue, May 8
SMF
MDW
5h 58m
Wed, May 9
MDW
SMF
9h 03m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
CUN
ATL
Good 7.0

Staff was friendly. Flight was smooth.

Media kept freezing. They had to reboot the system several times.

SLC
RAP
Excellent 8.6

Crowded boarding area, but no standing around for long. Quick boarding. Entertainment not available so can't rate that. Good crew

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.

FLL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I like service

VPS
ATL
Good 7.3

Quick boarding. Nice crew. No food or entertainment so I couldn't rate those. N/A should be a choice

Mon, Aug 13
SMF
ORD
4h 00m
Tue, Aug 21
ORD
SMF
4h 35m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Aug 27
SMF
MDW
8h 49m
Sat, Sep 1
MDW
SMF
6h 54m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
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.

SLC
RAP
Excellent 8.6

Crowded boarding area, but no standing around for long. Quick boarding. Entertainment not available so can't rate that. Good crew

LAX
IND
Excellent 10.0

The comfort, space, quiet, snacks

ATL
TGU
Mediocre 2.0

The service was horribly they dilate my flight 24 hours and I lose my flight yesterday because from Washington to Atlanta the flight was late and from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa leave early

BOS
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

We were in the plane for 3 hours before we could depart. No one offered us a drink or snack.

Fri, Jun 1
SMF
ORD
7h 57m
Sat, Jun 9
ORD
SMF
8h 37m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Mar 9
SMF
ORD
3h 59m
Fri, Mar 16
ORD
SMF
4h 47m
Trip: 7 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
PHL
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight attendants very friendly. The gate attendant found us two seats together even though they couldn't do it initially in NYC.

Sitting in the last row.

BUF
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

None of the experience was pleasant

First flight was delayed causing us to miss the 2nd flight and we ended sleeping on a chair at the airport waiting for a morning flight. AMERICAN AIRLINES didn't even have the decency to put us in a hotel for the night due to their delay. Then they added a 2nd lay over which was delayed for hours also. Traveling was to visit my mother who had cancer and I was sick so this made the trip even more distasteful.

PHL
PVD
Okay 5.3

Flight was not completely full so I got an empty seat next to me.

We were delayed due to some balance issues.

SCL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

The professionalism from the entire crew. Very smooth flight. The in-flight meal was very good .

Even dow we were late departing Santiago Chile, we made it to Dallas in good time.

HND
LAX
Okay 4.0

Assigned middle seat, no choice.

Wed, Mar 14
SMF
MDW
8h 03m
Mon, Mar 19
MDW
SMF
9h 07m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SLC
RAP
Excellent 8.6

Crowded boarding area, but no standing around for long. Quick boarding. Entertainment not available so can't rate that. Good crew

DEN
JFK
Good 6.3

Comfortable seats. Good entertainment

Going to Denver was delayed and now return trip delayed We were give 3 separate reasons. Poor communication. Just telling me a flight will be delayed is not communication. Lack of a free snack was disappointing. May have to rethink flying Delta next time.

FLL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I like service

BJX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

I liked the check-in kiosk, but only because I had no bags to check. I liked being able to choose my own seat. I liked that the flight was uneventful. I liked the staff at all stages, they were friendly and helpful.

They made me shove my purse into my knapsack to fit within their two bag policy. That's a first for me. My Delta flight did not do that.

BDL
CVG
Okay 4.0

Great pilot..

Jam packed too small and the lady flight attendant was to bossy and not that welcoming, she was more interested in being more of a drill sergeant than the comfort of the passengers

Fri, Jun 1
SMF
ORD
4h 03m
Wed, Jun 6
ORD
SMF
4h 26m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Aug 15
SMF
MDW
8h 49m
Thu, Aug 23
MDW
SMF
9h 08m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Quick boarding for a big plane. Lots of room for overhead luggage. Two beverage services. Nice crew!

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.

CUN
ATL
Good 7.0

Staff was friendly. Flight was smooth.

Media kept freezing. They had to reboot the system several times.

BDL
CVG
Okay 4.0

Great pilot..

Jam packed too small and the lady flight attendant was to bossy and not that welcoming, she was more interested in being more of a drill sergeant than the comfort of the passengers

SLC
RAP
Excellent 8.6

Crowded boarding area, but no standing around for long. Quick boarding. Entertainment not available so can't rate that. Good crew

Thu, Mar 29
SMF
ORD
7h 09m
Thu, Apr 5
ORD
SMF
4h 40m
Trip: 8 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
PHL
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight attendants very friendly. The gate attendant found us two seats together even though they couldn't do it initially in NYC.

Sitting in the last row.

BUF
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

None of the experience was pleasant

First flight was delayed causing us to miss the 2nd flight and we ended sleeping on a chair at the airport waiting for a morning flight. AMERICAN AIRLINES didn't even have the decency to put us in a hotel for the night due to their delay. Then they added a 2nd lay over which was delayed for hours also. Traveling was to visit my mother who had cancer and I was sick so this made the trip even more distasteful.

BOS
LAX
Okay 4.0

What you expect from an internal US flight: no food, crowded flight, cramped seats. I have come to expect two things - arrive on time and arrive safely. The good, we arrived safely.

Pulled away from gate and sat on tarmac for over an hour while technical difficulties fixed. We should not have boarded until plane was ready. We arrived over one hour late and just made connecting flight. Our luggage was not so fortunate.

DTW
MIA
Excellent 8.0

Easy check in.

Service staff was friendly enough; maybe I’m used to southwest. As someone who is anxious to fly smiling faces are always appreciate.

SMF
ORD
Okay 5.0

Rude flight attendance werent prompt

Fri, Feb 23
SMF
ORD
4h 03m
Wed, Feb 28
ORD
SMF
4h 38m
Trip: 6 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SMF
ORD
Good 7.0

I was glad to see that the security check line was moving quickly. Sacramento is usually my go to airport when in northern California because it's so much easier to get to where you need to in a timely fashion too.

SMF
ORD
Excellent 8.3

Nice staff clean planes

Seats too small no in flight entertainment in first class.

SMF
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Everything

None for this flight.

SMF
ORD
Okay 4.0

Great service!!

The connection flight from Chicago to Munich was delayed by 3 hours & the flight from munich to Ancona was delayed by 6 hours.

SMF
ORD
Good 7.3

Great crew, took good care of passengers, lots of drinks available, direct flight with a decent price. The crew was helpful getting everyone seated.

The crew had just spent an hour passing out drinks, which is great, but no one could use the rest room. Tnen the seatbelt signs were flipped on to prepare for landing which wasn't for another hour. So no one was allowed to use the restroom for the last 2 hours of flight after all those great drinks, and kids were crying, it was a mess.

Wed, Jul 4
SMF
MDW
14h 16m
Wed, Jul 11
MDW
SMF
9h 08m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
LAX
IND
Excellent 10.0

The comfort, space, quiet, snacks

ATL
TGU
Mediocre 2.0

The service was horribly they dilate my flight 24 hours and I lose my flight yesterday because from Washington to Atlanta the flight was late and from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa leave early

SLC
RAP
Excellent 8.6

Crowded boarding area, but no standing around for long. Quick boarding. Entertainment not available so can't rate that. Good crew

BOS
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

We were in the plane for 3 hours before we could depart. No one offered us a drink or snack.

FLL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I like service

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Sacramento Intl to Chicago Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 4h 18m
Flights Arrive in Chicago
Flights Depart from Sacramento Intl
Flight Price $251
Distance 1792 miles
Airlines United, American Airlines, Delta
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