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The above Chicago to LA airfare table lists round-trip fares based on a recent trend (date and time mentioned). The fares include all key components including base fare, fuel surcharges, airline/airport taxes, and our service fee. The displayed price for tickets from Chicago to Los Angeles is non-warranted and subject to change. You may use the booking engine on the top to know the currently available tickets to LA from Chicago’s airport(s).

Search, Compare and Book Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles

Make use of the World’s No.1. Air ticket reservation system to search flights from Chicago to Los Angeles. Remember, both the cities have multiple airports. Select your departure airport which is nearest to your home or office. Presence of more departure-airport pairs gives you more choices.

It’s easy to find nonstop flights from Chicago to Los Angeles with budget as well as full-service airlines. Group flight discount is available for corporates, academia and other entities. The only eligibility criterion is your group size should be 10 or more.

Airports in Chicago

1. O’Hare International Airport

O’Hare International Airport (IATA: ORD, ICAO: KORD, FAA LID: ORD) typically referred to as O’Hare Airport, Chicago O’Hare, or simply O’Hare, is an international airport located on the far Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois, 14 miles (23 km) northwest of the Loop business district, operated by the Chicago Department of Aviation.

O’Hare connects with 218 destinations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania with nonstop flights operated by budget and full-service airlines.

2. Chicago Midway International Airport

Chicago Midway International Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW, FAA LID: MDW) is a major commercial airport on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois, located eight miles (13 km) from the Loop. However, the airport doesn’t have any flight services to New York.

Airports in Los Angeles

1. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX / KLAX)

Los Angeles International Airport is 19 miles from Los Angeles, CA south of the Westchester district. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the airport handled 28,758,400 domestic and international passengers in 2018.  Flights from Chicago to LAX are available with low-cost as well as full-service airlines including American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Delta Airlines, Aer Lingus and Aeroméxico. Customize your flight search to find out cheap flights from Chicago to LAX.

2. Bob Hope Airport (BUR / KBUR)

BUR is 17 miles from the center of Los Angeles, CA. This airport has domestic flights from Burbank, California. BUR has two terminals, A and B.  Terminal A has nine gates numbered A1 to A9, and Terminal B has five gates numbered B1 to B5. Popular airlines operating from the airport are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Advanced Air, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, JetBlue Airways, and Southwest Airlines

3. Long Beach Airport (LGB / KLGB)

Long Beach Airport (LGB / KLGB) has domestic flights from Long Beach, California and is 23 miles from Los Angeles, CA.  It has three runways and six helipads. Prominent airlines include JetBlue Airways, American Eagle, Delta Connection, Hawaiian Airlines, and Southwest Airlines. Frequent nonstop flights are available to Steamboat Springs, Seattle, San Jose, San Francisco, Phoenix, etc.

4. LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT / KONT)

LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT / KONT) has international and domestic flights from Ontario, California and is 40 miles from Los Angeles, CA. United Airlines, American Airlines, Hahn Air Systems, Jetblue Airways, and Aeromexico have arrival flights from MEX.

Nonstop Flights to Los Angeles from Chicago

Flight Route


ORD to LAX Flight

Spirit Airlines, Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Frontier Airlines

MDW to BUR Flight

Not available

ORD to LGB Flight

Not available

MDW to LAX Flight

Not available

Connecting flights to Los Angeles are available with more airline choices. McCarran International Airport (LAS) serves as a layover airport for most of the ORD to LAX flights.

How Much Time Does a Flight from Chicago to Los Angeles Take?

The estimated flight time is 3 hours 55 minutes. The flight distance between Chicago and Los Angeles is 1,746 miles/2809 km. The length and time vary a bit from one departure-arrival airports pair to another as mentioned below.


Flight Distance

Flight Time


1,744 miles/2807 km

 3 hours 50 minutes


1,740 miles/2800 km

3 hours 59 minutes


1,735 miles/2793 km

3 hours 54 minutes


1,750 miles/2817 km

3 hours 56 minutes

Important: Los Angeles is 2 hours behind Chicago.

How to Book Cheap Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles?

Cheapfaremart makes it easy for you to find a cheap flight ticket to Los Angeles from Chicago. However, as a rule of thumb you shouldn’t forget the basic of reservation to identify the time spot when fewer people plan to travel.

1. Go for offseason ticketing

June through August marks the peak tourist season. The season sees poplar festivals or events including LA Pride (June), LA Film Festival (June), Outfest (July), DTLA Film Festival (July) and Nisei Week Japanese Festival. Unless your Los Angeles vacation is centered on these festival or event, try to skip this time. Planning your trip a bit earlier or delaying it would help you to bag cheap flight ticket to LA.

2. Go for mid-week flight tickets

Weekday flights are cheaper than the weekend flights. If yours is an extended vacation, book a trip that departs on a Wednesday or Thursday.

3. Go for a red-eye flight

Late night and early morning – these are times when not many would prefer to travel. The reason is obvious as we all love a healthy sleep. Target this time to travel. Low competition for getting the flight tickets results into a drop in airfare.

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