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)

All the information you need to plan the best WAS to CHI flight in 2021: compare Washington to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
WAS - CHI
Price
$157 - $269
CHI
Temperature
23 - 73.4 °F
CHI
Precipitation
1.7 - 4.9 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 (WAS) to Chicago (CHI)

One-way from

$69

One-way flight from Washington (WAS) to Chicago (CHI)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
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 $225. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $77. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of November.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Washington to Chicago?

Thursday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Washington 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.

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

Unlike at noon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 29% on flights from Washington to Chicago by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Washington to Chicago in October, November 2021

The best prices found for WAS to CHI flights for October, November
2 Nov - 3 Nov
$58pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
27 Oct - 3 Nov
$62pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
29 Oct - 3 Nov
$69pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Washington to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Washington found for this year
2 Nov - 3 Nov
$58pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
27 Oct - 3 Nov
$62pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
29 Oct - 3 Nov
$69pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Washington

Save time with Washington to Chicago direct flight deals
15 Dec - 15 Dec
$132pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
15 Dec - 15 Dec
$132pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
15 Dec - 15 Dec
$132pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American 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
23 Oct - 26 Oct
$69pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
20 Oct - 27 Oct
$74pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
24 Oct - 27 Oct
$76pp
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
7:59 am - 9:16 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
2h 17m
DCA - ORD
American Airlines
7:15 am - 4:31 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
10h 16m
IAD - ORD
Multiple Airlines
$70
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Flight FAQs

From Washington to Chicago

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 $58, but on average you can expect to pay $78.

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 $144.

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?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Friday.

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

4 flight departures from Washington to Chicago per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Washington to Chicago?

Spirit Airlines can get you from Washington to Chicago in just under 7h 56m. Your travel time can differ by up to . Washington and Chicago are separated by a distance of 590 mi.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Washington to Chicago round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Washington to Chicago round-trip from $58. Users have found that Spirit Airlines is 74% 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 $24 on Spirit Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include American Airlines from $69 and United Airlines from $69 one-way.

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

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

What are the most reliable airlines from Washington to Chicago?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Washington to Chicago are Republic Airways (100%), Ethiopian Air (89%) and Egypt Air (89%).

What are the most popular routes from Washington to Chicago?

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

What are the cheapest flights from Washington to Chicago?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $113. While the most popular route (Washington Reagan-National - Chicago O'Hare Intl) can be booked for $147 on average our data indicates $508 when flying from Washington to Chicago

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Chicago from Washington?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Chicago within the United States

Most visitors from Washington need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Chicago.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Washington must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Washington are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

Do I need a test to fly back to Washington from Chicago?

Returning to Washington from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Washington.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Washington.

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Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Washington to Chicago.
Flight duration from Washington to Chicago
2h 02m
Average temperature for October in Chicago
64.4 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Chicago
2.6 ″

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan-National (DCA)

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 6 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
United Airlines
$75 $370 No cancel fee 69%
Spirit Airlines
$78 $190 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$86 $311 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$87 $357 No cancel fee N/A
JetBlue
$112 $285 No cancel fee 62%
Southwest
$272 $510 No cancel fee 63%

Hourly flight availability from Washington to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Washington towards Chicago.
Morning 6 AM to noon 39% of WAS to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 34% of WAS to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 15% of WAS to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 12% of WAS to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Washington to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Washington to Chicago.
Sunday
57 daily flights
Monday
71 daily flights
Tuesday
66 daily flights
Wednesday
69 daily flights
Thursday
69 daily flights
Friday
64 daily flights
Saturday
34 daily flights
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