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The best prices from Chicago to Washington are usually found in January or February, booked 49 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Wednesday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Washington (WAS)

CHI - WAS
Price
$113 - $190
WAS
Temperature
48.2 - 89.6 °F
WAS
Rainfall
2.4 - 4.2 inches
Popular in July High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 31% potential price drop
Round-trip from $113 From Chicago to Washington
One-way from $65 One-way flight from Chicago to Washington
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 Chicago to Washington?

Users have found that flying from Chicago to Washington on a Saturday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 11% by booking at least 28 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Chicago to Washington within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $252.

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

Flights from Chicago to Washington lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Chicago to Washington in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $119.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Chicago to Washington is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 37% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Washington in September, October 2020

The best prices found for CHI to WAS flights for September, October
30 Oct - 5 Nov
$63pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Oct - 5 Nov
$75pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
13 Oct - 14 Oct
$78pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Washington 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington from Chicago found for this year
10 Nov - 11 Nov
$48pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
13 Nov - 16 Nov
$49pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
6 Nov - 9 Nov
$50pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Washington from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Washington direct flight deals
10 Nov - 11 Nov
$48pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
13 Nov - 16 Nov
$49pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
6 Nov - 9 Nov
$50pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Washington

Late deals on round-trip flights to Washington from Chicago, departing today and this week
2 Oct - 4 Oct
$117pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
28 Sep - 9 Oct
$129pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 Sep - 7 Oct
$135pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Washington from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Washington
4:15 am - 3:31 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
10h 16m
ORD - BWI
Spirit Airlines
$65
FlightNetwork
1:35 pm - 7:35 pm
Delta
1 Stop
5h 00m
MDW - IAD
Delta
$79
Delta
9:30 am - 5:54 pm
British Airways
2 Stops
7h 24m
ORD - IAD
British Airways
$81
Travelgenio

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Washington

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Washington 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 Chicago and Washington 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 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 $48, but on average you can expect to pay $68.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Washington for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Washington under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Washington is less than $73.

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

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

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

Travelers can expect 3 flights from Chicago to Washington on average per day.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Washington?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 90 °F on average in the month of July. The temperature in Washington is typically hotter than in Chicago. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Washington?

Major Airline and Spirit Airlines can get you from Chicago to Washington in just under 1h 40m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. The distance between Chicago and Washington is about 614 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Spirit Airlines, at $48, was found to be the cheapest airline from Chicago to Washington. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Major Airline. Spirit Airlines is 70% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Spirit Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $25. However, be on the lookout for offers from Delta and British Airways, as they are both options that can get you from Chicago to Washington for a low price.

Destination information for Washington

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Chicago to Washington
Flight duration
2h 04m
Average temperature for September in Washington
82.4 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Washington
4.2 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan National (DCA)

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Washington

Morning 6 AM to noon 53% of CHI to WAS departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 44% of CHI to WAS departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 2% of CHI to WAS departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of CHI to WAS departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Washington
Sunday
40 daily flights
Monday
45 daily flights
Tuesday
43 daily flights
Wednesday
40 daily flights
Thursday
47 daily flights
Friday
43 daily flights
Saturday
37 daily flights