Cheap flights from Chicago to Washington (CHI - WAS)

The best prices from Chicago to Washington are usually found in July or August, booked 13 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Wednesday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from Chicago to Washington

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to WAS flight in 2022: compare Chicago to Washington flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Washington.

CHI - WAS

Price

$156 - $256

WAS

Temperature

35.6 - 80.6 °F

WAS

Precipitation

2.6 - 4 inches

Popular in

November

High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 29% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$156

From Chicago (CHI) to Washington (WAS)

One-way from

$67

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

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

Flights from Chicago to Washington are found to be more expensive on Saturday. 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 Washington.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Washington?

To save on the cost of your flight from Chicago to Washington, book at least 14 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 9% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $196 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $227.

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

Flights from Chicago to Washington lean towards being more expensive in November. Prices are generally better when you fly from Chicago to Washington in July, with the cheapest ticket starting at $74.

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

When flying from Chicago to Washington, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 32% versus a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Washington in January, February 2022

The best prices found for CHI to WAS flights for January, February
Feb 23 - Mar 1
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

13h 17m
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

11h 17m
$65

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/16/22

Feb 2 - Feb 5
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

17h 21m
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

12h 43m
$78

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Feb 3 - Feb 5
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

13h 11m
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

12h 43m
$85

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/16/22

Chicago to Washington 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington from Chicago found for this year
Feb 23 - Mar 1
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

13h 17m
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

11h 17m
$65

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/16/22

Feb 2 - Feb 5
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

17h 21m
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

12h 43m
$78

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Feb 3 - Feb 5
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

13h 11m
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

12h 43m
$85

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/16/22

Non-stop flights to Washington from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Washington direct flight deals
Jun 1 - Jun 2
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

Nonstop

2h 01m
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
$125

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/16/22

Jun 3 - Jun 6
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

Nonstop

2h 01m
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
$127

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

May 18 - May 25
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

Nonstop

1h 59m
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
$146

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/16/22

Last minute flights from Chicago to Washington

Late deals on return flights to Washington from Chicago, departing today and this week
Jan 25 - Feb 1
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

17h 21m
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

11h 17m
$86

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/17/22

Jan 25 - Jan 26
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

17h 21m
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

11h 17m
$94

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 25 - Jan 28
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

17h 21m
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

11h 03m
$97

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/16/22

One-way flights to Washington All airports from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Washington
Feb 23
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

13h 17m
$31

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/17/22

Feb 5
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

13h 11m
$33

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 25
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

17h 21m
$41

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/17/22

Related info for your journey

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

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Washington 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 Chicago to Washington for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Washington for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $65, but on average you can expect to pay $96.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Washington for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Washington under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Washington is less than $159.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Washington?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Wednesday.

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

Per day, 2 flights depart from Chicago to Washington on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Chicago to Washington?

Departing from Chicago to Washington will take you 9h 16m. The distance between Chicago and Washington is about 590 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago to Washington round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Chicago to Washington round-trip from $65. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Frontier. Spirit Airlines is priced at 70% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Washington one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Chicago to Washington are Spirit Airlines ($31), Frontier ($63), and United Airlines ($79).

What are the most popular routes from Chicago to Washington?

The most popular flight routes from Chicago to Washington are Chicago O'Hare Intl - Washington Dulles Intl, Chicago O'Hare Intl - Baltimore/Washington and Chicago O'Hare Intl - Washington Reagan-National.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Chicago to Washington are Major Airline, American Airlines and Delta. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Washington?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Chicago to Washington on time: Avianca (92%), Copa Airlines (87%), SAS (86%).

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Washington?

The cheapest flight price from Chicago to Washington is $80. On average you can expect to pay $187. The most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Washington Dulles Intl), can usually be booked for $158.

Can I fly to Washington from Chicago right now?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Washington.

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

Can I fly back to Chicago from Washington?

Returning to Chicago from Washington

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Washington must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Chicago.

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

Top 5 airlines flying from Chicago to Washington

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Washington choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
American Airlines
Cheapest$43
Average$323
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time71%
COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
Cheapest$60
Average$171
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time65%
COVID-19 safety
Delta
Cheapest$90
Average$355
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
JetBlue
Cheapest$100
Average$223
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time62%
COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$153
Average$354
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Washington

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago to Washington
17%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
30%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
44%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
9%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Chicago to Washington

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Washington
Sunday76daily flights
Monday73daily flights
Tuesday79daily flights
Wednesday78daily flights
Thursday69daily flights
Friday78daily flights
Saturday51daily flights