The cheapest times to fly from SJC to ORD are
- January 1st to March 11th
- August 6th to November 18th
based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from SJC to ORD is early November. Prices can be as high as $776 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $258 for Tuesday flights around early November.
When to Fly to Chicago
Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $269 to $437 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $280. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $468. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $188 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $315 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to ORD flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SJC to ORD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SJC to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Jose. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $64 (18%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $296. Return trip prices are from the ORD to SJC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from SJC to ORD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 16 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SJC to ORD? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1824 miles or 2935 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SJC to ORD?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to ORD flight is about 4 hour 16 minutes.
How many flights go between San Jose, CA and Chicago, IL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 95 available flights from SJC to ORD.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport|
|City||San Jose, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SJC to ORD tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 16% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 29% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for SJC about 6 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 1 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- American: 7 minutes late
- United: 5 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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