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

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The best prices from Washington, D.C. to Chicago are usually found in August or July, booked 1 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday 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 2022: compare Washington, D.C. 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
Rainfall
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, D.C. (WAS) to Chicago (CHI)

One-way from

$99

One-way flight from Washington, D.C. (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 day to fly round-trip from Washington, D.C. to Chicago?

Saturday 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.

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

August can be a great time to fly to Chicago from Washington, D.C. 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.

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 8% on flights from Washington, D.C. to Chicago by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Washington, D.C. to Chicago in May, June 2022

The best prices found for WAS to CHI flights for May, June
7 Jun - 14 Jun
$178pp
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 Jun - 14 Jun
$179pp
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 Jun - 14 Jun
$187pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Washington, D.C. to Chicago 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Washington, D.C. found for this year
13 Sep - 18 Sep
$145pp
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 Sep - 9 Sep
$150pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
10 Sep - 11 Sep
$152pp
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, D.C.

Save time with Washington, D.C. to Chicago direct flight deals
13 Sep - 18 Sep
$145pp
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 Sep - 9 Sep
$150pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
10 Sep - 11 Sep
$152pp
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, D.C. to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Washington, D.C., departing today and this week
2 Jun - 7 Jun
$200pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
4 Jun - 7 Jun
$206pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
2 Jun - 7 Jun
$219pp
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, D.C.

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington, D.C. to Chicago
3:40 am - 4:56 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
2h 16m
BWI - ORD
American Airlines
5:24 am - 12:40 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
8h 16m
BWI - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$100
JustFly
6:30 am - 11:56 am
JetBlue
1 Stop
6h 26m
DCA - ORD
JetBlue

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Washington, D.C.</span> to <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Washington, D.C. to Chicago

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

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Spirit Airlines 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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington, D.C. to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $145, but on average you can expect to pay $170.

Are there nonstop flights from Washington, D.C. to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Washington, D.C. to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Washington, D.C. to Chicago is less than $174.

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

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

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

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, 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.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 62% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 38% of flight departures

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

Airlines like Spirit Airlines and United Airlines fly from Washington, D.C. to Chicago in about 2h 11m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. The distance from Washington, D.C. to Chicago is about 590 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Washington, D.C. to Chicago round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Washington, D.C. to Chicago round-trip from $145. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is United Airlines. Spirit Airlines is 35% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Washington, D.C. 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 Allegiant Air from $81 and United Airlines from $99 one-way.

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

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $141. While the most popular route (Washington, D.C. Reagan-National - Chicago O'Hare Intl) can be booked for $198 on average our data indicates $303 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 Egypt Air (88%), Ethiopian Air (86%) and United Airlines (85%).

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

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

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 Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl - Chicago O'Hare Intl or Baltimore/Washington - Chicago O'Hare Intl.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Chicago from Washington, D.C.?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Washington, D.C. must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Chicago.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to Washington, D.C. from Chicago?

Returning to Washington, D.C. from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Washington, D.C..

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

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Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Washington, D.C. to Chicago.
Flight duration from Washington, D.C. to Chicago
2h 04m
Average temperature for May in Chicago
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Chicago
4.3 ″

Airports servicing Washington, D.C.

Reagan-National (DCA)

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Juneyao Airlines
$12 $18 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Delta
$95 $355 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$123 $294 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$137 $282 No cancel fee 69%

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

See what time of day planes typically take off from Washington, D.C. towards Chicago.
Morning 6 AM to noon 48% of WAS to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 29% of WAS to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 15% of WAS to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 8% of WAS to CHI departures
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.
Sunday
62 daily flights
Monday
81 daily flights
Tuesday
86 daily flights
Wednesday
73 daily flights
Thursday
78 daily flights
Friday
75 daily flights
Saturday
42 daily flights
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