Cheap flights from Washington, D.C. (WAS) to Chicago (CHI)

WAS — CHI
Feb 7 — Feb 141

The best prices from Washington, D.C. to Chicago are usually found in February or March, booked 36 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from Washington, D.C. (WAS) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best WAS to CHI flight in 2023: compare Washington, D.C. to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.

WAS - CHI

Price

$191 - $364

CHI

Temperature

23 - 73.4 °F

CHI

Rainfall

1.7 - 4.9 inches

Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 19% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 35% potential price drop
Round-trip from$191From Washington, D.C. (WAS) to Chicago (CHI)
One-way from$59One-way flight from Washington, D.C. (WAS) to Chicago (CHI)

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Washington, D.C. to Chicago?

Thursday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Washington, D.C. to Chicago. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Chicago.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Washington, D.C. to Chicago?

To save on the cost of your flight from Washington, D.C. to Chicago, book at least 31 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 37% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $333 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $405.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Washington, D.C. to Chicago?

February can be a great time to fly to Chicago from Washington, D.C. with a flight ticket averaging about $294. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $145. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Washington, D.C. to Chicago (WAS - CHI)?

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 9% on flights from Washington, D.C. to Chicago by exploring options for tickets at noon.

Cheap flights from Washington, D.C. to Chicago in February, March 2023

The best prices found for WAS to CHI flights for February, March
Feb 22 - Feb 28
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

9h 31m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

7h 32m
$85

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 22 - Mar 15
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

9h 31m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

7h 38m
$87

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 2/1

Feb 15 - Feb 22
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 49m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

7h 04m
$88

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 2/1

Washington, D.C. to Chicago 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Washington, D.C. found for this year
Feb 22 - Feb 28
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

9h 31m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

7h 32m
$85

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 22 - Mar 15
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

9h 31m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

7h 38m
$87

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 2/1

Feb 15 - Feb 22
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

10h 49m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

7h 04m
$88

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 2/1

Cheap United Airlines flights from Washington, D.C. to Chicago

Feb 11 - Feb 12
IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

13h 43m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

Nonstop

1h 46m
$148

United Airlines

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Feb 22 - Feb 22
IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

1 stop

6h 58m
$176

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/30

Feb 11 - Feb 12
DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

22h 48m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

Nonstop

1h 51m
$188

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/30

Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from Washington, D.C. to Chicago

Feb 22 - Feb 28
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

9h 31m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

7h 32m
$85

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/30

Feb 22 - Mar 1
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

9h 31m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

7h 32m
$86

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 2/2

Feb 22 - Mar 15
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

9h 31m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

7h 38m
$87

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 2/1

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Washington, D.C.

Save time with Washington, D.C. to Chicago direct flight deals
Feb 22 - Mar 8
DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 18m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

Nonstop

1h 46m
$202

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/31

Feb 22 - Mar 8
IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

Nonstop

1h 47m
$202

United Airlines

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Deal found 2/1

Mar 1 - Mar 8
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 20m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

Nonstop

1h 50m
$202

American Airlines

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Deal found 2/1

Last minute flights from Washington, D.C. to Chicago

Late deals on return flights to Chicago from Washington, D.C., departing today and this week
Feb 8 - Feb 9
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

9h 31m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

7h 04m
$92

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/31

Feb 7 - Feb 18
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

11h 00m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

7h 32m
$94

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/31

Feb 8 - Feb 14
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

9h 31m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

7h 32m
$97

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 2/2

One-way flights to Chicago from Washington, D.C.

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington, D.C. to Chicago
Mar 1
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

9h 31m
$39

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/30

Feb 22
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

9h 31m
$40

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/31

Feb 14
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

9h 31m
$41

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/31

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Chicago

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

8.0

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

This being our first experience with Alaska, was absolutely amazing! Every person we met was extremely helpful and nice. The service was great. I am now an Alaska Airlines convert!

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

8.0

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

This being our first experience with Alaska, was absolutely amazing! Every person we met was extremely helpful and nice. The service was great. I am now an Alaska Airlines convert!

Delta
7.9
Good
2,034 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

8.0

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

This being our first experience with Alaska, was absolutely amazing! Every person we met was extremely helpful and nice. The service was great. I am now an Alaska Airlines convert!

JetBlue
7.7
Good
375 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

8.0

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

This being our first experience with Alaska, was absolutely amazing! Every person we met was extremely helpful and nice. The service was great. I am now an Alaska Airlines convert!

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,184 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

8.0

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

This being our first experience with Alaska, was absolutely amazing! Every person we met was extremely helpful and nice. The service was great. I am now an Alaska Airlines convert!

Southwest
7.5
Good
946 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

8.0

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

This being our first experience with Alaska, was absolutely amazing! Every person we met was extremely helpful and nice. The service was great. I am now an Alaska Airlines convert!

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Washington, D.C. to Chicago flights.

Which airlines flying from Washington, D.C. to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Washington, D.C. to Chicago for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington, D.C. to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $85, but on average you can expect to pay $95.

Are there nonstop flights from Washington, D.C. to Chicago for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Washington, D.C. to Chicago under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Washington, D.C. to Chicago is less than $218.

Are there last-minute flights available from Washington, D.C. to Chicago for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Washington, D.C. to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $100.

What days are nonstop flights available from Washington, D.C. to Chicago?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from Washington, D.C. to Chicago on average per day?

On average, you can expect to see 13 flights from Washington, D.C. to Chicago a day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 23% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 38% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 38% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Washington, D.C. to Chicago?

Airlines like Spirit Airlines fly from Washington, D.C. to Chicago in about 9h 31m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to . The distance from Washington, D.C. to Chicago is about 590 mi.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Washington, D.C. to Chicago round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Washington, D.C. to Chicago round-trip from $85. Spirit Airlines is 71% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the most popular routes from Washington, D.C. to Chicago?

The most popular route from Washington, D.C. to Chicago is Washington, D.C. Reagan-National - Chicago O'Hare Intl. You may also consider Baltimore/Washington - Chicago O'Hare Intl or Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl - Chicago O'Hare Intl.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Washington, D.C. to Chicago?

Consider American Airlines, Delta or Juneyao Airlines when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Washington, D.C. to Chicago.

What are the most reliable airlines from Washington, D.C. to Chicago?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Washington, D.C. to Chicago are Avianca (87%), Ethiopian Air (85%) and Scandinavian Airlines (85%).

What are the cheapest flights from Washington, D.C. to Chicago?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $129. While the most popular route (Washington, D.C. Reagan-National - Chicago O'Hare Intl) can be booked for $177 on average our data indicates $2,257 when flying from Washington, D.C. to Chicago.

Top 4 airlines flying from Washington, D.C. to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Washington, D.C. to Chicago choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$14Average$21FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$102Average$346FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$118Average$364FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$137Average$310FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Washington, D.C. to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Washington, D.C. to Chicago
17%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
35%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
39%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
9%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Washington, D.C. to Chicago

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Washington, D.C. to Chicago
Sunday40daily flights
Monday79daily flights
Tuesday69daily flights
Wednesday73daily flights
Thursday68daily flights
Friday61daily flights
Saturday36daily flights
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