Cheap Flights from Los Angeles International to Chicago

Flight information Los Angeles International to Chicago

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Average flight time, total distance 1727 miles

3h 44min

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Chicago O'Hare International, Chicago Midway, Chicago Pal-Waukee, Chicago Dupage County and others

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Flight Information

The leading airlines offering flights from Los Angeles to Chicago include United, Delta, Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, and Alaska Airlines. If you're looking to for cheap flights from Los Angeles to Chicago, most of the offers will be one-stop flights, but the direct flight offers are not much more expensive. There are also a number of flights from Los Angeles to Chicago that involve at least two stops, including destinations like St. Louis, Phoenix, Boston, Denver, and Detroit.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is located approximately 18 miles southwest of Los Angeles. You should be able to get to the airport from the city in less than 30 minutes if you take Interstate-110 South and Interstate-105 West. When flying domestic, you should get to the airport at least an hour before your departure to allow time for check-in. The airport consists of the CTA South Tunnel, the Tom Bradley International Terminal, and eight domestic terminals.

O'Hare International Airport (ORD) is located 18 miles northwest of Chicago. You can get to Chicago from the airport in less than 45 minutes by taking I-90. You can travel to the city by taking Chicago Transit Authority trains and buses like the Blue Line, the Metra train, or taxis. Uber, shared rides, car rentals, and the PACE bus are also available.

Climate Changes from Los Angeles to Chicago

The average temperature in Los Angeles typically ranges between 13 and 22 °C throughout the year. In Chicago, temperatures average between -6 and 23 °C during the year. From April through October, the average temperature in Chicago usually remains above 10 °C. July is the hottest month of the year and is the month offering the most hours of sunlight each day. From June through August, the daily temperature in Chicago averages above 20 °C.

Living Expenses from Los Angeles to Chicago

Generally, being in Chicago is less expensive than being in Los Angeles. In addition, your money has around 9 percent more purchasing power in Chicago than it does in Los Angeles. The cost of lodging in Chicago is around 15 percent lower than being in Los Angeles. Consumer, grocery, and restaurant prices in Chicago are all slightly lower than what you'd pay in Los Angeles.

Adjusting from Los Angeles to Chicago

The time in Chicago is two hours ahead of the time in Los Angeles. Public transportation in Chicago can be up to 28 percent more expensive than what you have to pay to travel one-way in Los Angeles. The fees for riding in a taxi are around 15 percent lower in Chicago than they are in Los Angeles. The price for gasoline is around 8 percent lower in Chicago than in Los Angeles.

Sights to See In Chicago

Some of the most popular attractions to see when you're in Chicago include the Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, Cloud Gate, and Wrigley Field. If you're interested in going out to a show at night, consider the Chicago Symphony Centre, the Chicago Theatre, Oriental Theatre, or the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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