Cheap flights from Washington (WA) to Chicago (CHI)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Washington to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best null to CHI flight in 2021: compare Washington to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Washington to Chicago?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 20 days in advance to save up to 10% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 20 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Washington to Chicago 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $137, or $157 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Washington to Chicago?

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Chicago from Washington average $135. You can even find prices in April for less than $135, as users have found deals to Chicago from as low as $33. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Chicago from Washington. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 49%.

Cheap flights from Washington to Chicago in May, June 2021

The best prices found for Washington to CHI flights for May, June
3 Jun - 5 Jun
$157pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
7 Jun - 9 Jun
$158pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
16 Jun - 19 Jun
$159pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Washington to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Washington found for this year
3 Jun - 5 Jun
$157pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
7 Jun - 9 Jun
$158pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
16 Jun - 19 Jun
$159pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Washington

Save time with Washington to Chicago direct flight deals
18 Jun - 20 Jun
$175pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
4 Sep - 17 Sep
$185pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
12 Jul - 20 Jul
$186pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Last minute flights from Washington to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Washington, departing today and this week
22 May - 23 May
$186pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
25 May - 16 Jun
$200pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
26 May - 30 May
$208pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl

One-way flights to Chicago from Washington

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington to Chicago
7:55 pm - 2:00 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
4h 05m
SEA - ORD
Alaska Airlines
2:00 am - 10:01 am
Delta
1 Stop
6h 01m
SEA - ORD
Delta
$118
Delta
7:40 pm - 1:55 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
4h 15m
SEA - ORD
American Airlines

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Flight FAQs

From Washington to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Washington to Chicago due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Washington and Chicago for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Washington to Chicago to control the spread of COVID-19?

Alaska Airlines is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Washington to Chicago are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Washington to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Delta, Alaska Airlines, and United Airlines flying from Washington to Chicago have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Washington to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $157, but on average you can expect to pay $171.

Are there nonstop flights from Washington to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Washington to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Washington to Chicago is less than $203.

Are there last-minute flights available from Washington to Chicago for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Washington to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from Washington to Chicago?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Tuesday, Friday.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Washington to Chicago?

Major Airline, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from Washington to Chicago.

What are the most popular routes from Washington to Chicago?

The most popular flight routes from Washington to Chicago are Seattle/Tacoma Intl - Chicago O'Hare Intl, Seattle/Tacoma Intl - Chicago Midway and Spokane - Chicago O'Hare Intl.

What are the cheapest Flights from Washington to Chicago?

The cheapest flight price from Washington to Chicago is $82. On average you can expect to pay $435. The most popular route, (Seattle/Tacoma Intl - Chicago O'Hare Intl), can usually be booked for $159.

What are the most reliable airlines from Washington to Chicago?

Before booking your flight to Chicago from Washington, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Austrian Airlines (100%), SWISS (100%), Qatar Airways( 99%).

How long is the flight from Washington to Chicago?

There are many flights that can get you from Washington to Chicago in 3h 42m. Fly via United Airlines, American Airlines, or Delta to get the fastest option. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Washington to Chicago round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Washington to Chicago is Spirit Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $166 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are United Airlines and Delta, starting at $175 and $184 round-trip.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Washington to Chicago one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $71 on Spirit Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include American Airlines from $88 and Delta from $97 one-way.

Departure points for flights from Washington to Chicago

Select to see more specific information for flights to Chicago from all departure points in Washington.

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Washington to Chicago.
Flight duration
4h 18m
Average temperature for May in Chicago
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Chicago
4.3 ″

Airports servicing

Seattle King County/Boeing (BFI)
Bellingham (BLI)
Deer Harbor (DHB)
Wenatchee (EAT)
Eastsound Orcas Island (ESD)
Friday Harbor SPB (FBS)

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 7 airlines flying from Washington to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Washington to Chicago choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
$84 $211 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$108 $240 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$95 $337 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$103 $359 No cancel fee 71%
Alaska Airlines
$110 $363 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$86 $418 No cancel fee N/A
Southwest
$355 $610 No cancel fee 63%
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