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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

$56

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 48% 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 $213, or $293 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

August can be a great time to fly to Chicago from Washington with a flight ticket averaging about $182. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $64. 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 November, December 2020

The best prices found for WAS to CHI flights for November, December
4 Dec - 7 Dec
$54pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
11 Dec - 14 Dec
$64pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
19 Dec - 20 Dec
$68pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Washington to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Washington found for next year
4 Dec - 7 Dec
$54pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
11 Dec - 14 Dec
$64pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
19 Dec - 20 Dec
$68pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Washington

Save time with Washington to Chicago direct flight deals
1 Feb - 6 Feb
$49pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
7 Jan - 11 Jan
$50pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
13 Jan - 17 Jan
$51pp
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

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Washington, departing today and this week
4 Dec - 7 Dec
$54pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
7 Dec - 9 Dec
$64pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
3 Dec - 6 Dec
$73pp
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

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington to Chicago
4:05 am - 3:06 am
Frontier
1 Stop
24h 01m
BWI - ORD
Frontier
$56
Kiwi.com
3:59 pm - 12:45 pm
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
21h 46m
BWI - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$61
Kiwi.com
3:20 am - 3:48 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
13h 28m
DCA - ORD
Multiple Airlines
$63
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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

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?

JetBlue, Southwest, and Delta are some 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 $49, but on average you can expect to pay $67.

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 $112.

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, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday.

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

On average, you can expect to see 86 flights from Washington to Chicago a day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 1% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 41% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 36% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 22% 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 Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines fly from Washington to Chicago in about 1h 56m. 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 $49 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Frontier and United Airlines, starting at $68 and $71 round-trip. Users have found that Spirit Airlines is 78% 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 $25 on Spirit Airlines. Another option is Frontier, who have fights from $34.

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Washington to Chicago
Flight duration
1h 55m
Average temperature for November in Chicago
51.8 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Chicago
2.4 ″

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan National (DCA)

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 6 airlines 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
$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

Morning 6 AM to noon 47% of WAS to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 37% of WAS to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 16% 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
17 daily flights
Monday
29 daily flights
Tuesday
17 daily flights
Wednesday
42 daily flights
Thursday
18 daily flights
Friday
15 daily flights
Saturday
12 daily flights
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