Cheap flights from Washington to Chicago (WAS - CHI)

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The best prices from Washington to Chicago are usually found in August or July, booked 1 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Tuesday and return on a Saturday

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

WAS - CHI
Price
$157 - $269
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches

Popular in

November

High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 30% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$157

From Washington to Chicago

One-way from

$30

One-way flight from Washington to Chicago

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Washington to Chicago?

Flying to your destination on a Thursday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Chicago. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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?

April can be a great time to fly to Chicago from Washington with a flight ticket averaging about $135. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as $33. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Washington to Chicago in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 30% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Washington to Chicago in March, April 2021

14 Apr - 19 Apr
$38pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
14 Apr - 22 Apr
$39pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
23 Apr - 26 Apr
$40pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Washington to Chicago 2021 flight deals

14 Apr - 19 Apr
$38pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
12 May - 19 May
$39pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
23 Apr - 26 Apr
$40pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Washington

14 Apr - 19 Apr
$38pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
12 May - 19 May
$39pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
23 Apr - 26 Apr
$40pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Last minute flights from Washington to Chicago

9 Mar - 10 Mar
$71pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
12 Mar - 15 Mar
$80pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
12 Mar - 16 Mar
$92pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

One-way flights to Chicago from Washington

2:30 am - 3:48 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
2h 18m
BWI - ORD
American Airlines
8:02 am - 9:16 am
Major Airline
Nonstop
2h 14m
BWI - ORD
Major Airline
$43
StudentUniverse
3:00 am - 4:10 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
2h 10m
BWI - ORD
United Airlines
$45
United

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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?

Delta 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 United Airlines, American Airlines, and Spirit Airlines flying from Washington to Chicago have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Washington to Chicago for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $38, but on average you can expect to pay $50.

Are there nonstop flights from Washington to Chicago for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Washington to Chicago under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Washington to Chicago is less than $50.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Washington to Chicago?

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

How many flights depart from Washington to Chicago on average per day?

On average, you can expect to see 38 flights from Washington to Chicago a day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 3% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 21% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 63% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 13% of flight departures

Is Washington weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 90 °F range in July. The weather in Chicago is generally colder than Washington's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long is the flight from Washington to Chicago?

Airlines like United Airlines and Spirit Airlines fly from Washington to Chicago in about 2h 02m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. The distance between Washington and Chicago is about 590 mi. 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 $38 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is American Airlines, starting at $59. Users have found that Spirit Airlines is 83% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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 $18 on Spirit Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include American Airlines from $30 and Major Airline from $43 one-way.

Destination information for Chicago

Flight duration
2h 02m
Average temperature for March in Chicago
50.0 °F
Avg rainfall for March in Chicago
1.6 ″

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan National (DCA)

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 6 airlines flying from Washington to Chicago

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
$78 $190 No cancel fee 65%
JetBlue
$112 $285 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$86 $311 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$87 $357 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$75 $370 No cancel fee 69%
Southwest
$272 $510 No cancel fee 63%

Hourly flight availability from Washington to Chicago

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 55% of WAS to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 40% of WAS to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 5% of WAS to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of WAS to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Washington to Chicago
Sunday
8 daily flights
Monday
21 daily flights
Tuesday
29 daily flights
Wednesday
22 daily flights
Thursday
11 daily flights
Friday
9 daily flights
Saturday
9 daily flights
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