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Cheap flights from Washington to Chicago (WAS - CHI)

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The best prices from Washington to Chicago are usually found in February or January, booked 49 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
$161 - $242
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches
Popular in July High demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop
Round-trip from $161 From Washington to Chicago
One-way from $70 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 37 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 37 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 $177, or $177 for flights within the next 24 hours.

Cheap flights from Washington to Chicago in July, August 2020

The best prices found for WAS to CHI flights for July, August
15 Jul - 22 Jul
$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
23 Jul - 25 Jul
$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
7 Jul - 22 Jul
$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

Washington to Chicago 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Washington found for this year
15 Jul - 22 Jul
$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
23 Jul - 25 Jul
$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
7 Jul - 22 Jul
$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

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Washington

Save time with Washington to Chicago direct flight deals
15 Jul - 22 Jul
$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
23 Jul - 25 Jul
$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
7 Jul - 22 Jul
$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
27 Jun - 15 Jul
$75pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
27 Jun - 7 Jul
$84pp
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 Jun - 30 Jun
$86pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

One-way flights to Chicago from Washington

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington to Chicago
8:00 am - 12:17 pm
Sun Country Air
1 Stop
5h 17m
BWI - ORD
Sun Country Air
3:45 pm - 4:59 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
2h 14m
BWI - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$71
FlyFar
6:14 am - 10:00 am
Delta
1 Stop
4h 46m
BWI - ORD
Delta
$73
Delta

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.

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 $65.

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 $66.

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.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 24 users have taken a look at flights from Washington to Chicago.

What is the cheapest airline for this route?

Delta Air Lines, Inc. offers the cheapest flights from Washington to Chicago. Per day you can find on average 381 flights for this route and airline.

How long does the flight from Washington to Chicago take?

A typical nonstop flight can take about 3 hours, covering about 382 miles.

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

On average, you can expect to see 1 flight from Washington to Chicago a day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% 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.

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Washington to Chicago
Flight duration
2h 04m
Average temperature for July in Chicago
84.2 °F
Avg rainfall for July in Chicago
3.7 ″

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan National (DCA)

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Hourly flight availability from Washington to Chicago

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 56% of WAS to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 35% of WAS to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 7% of WAS to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 2% of WAS to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Washington to Chicago
Sunday
52 daily flights
Monday
51 daily flights
Tuesday
39 daily flights
Wednesday
40 daily flights
Thursday
51 daily flights
Friday
58 daily flights
Saturday
46 daily flights