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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 $23 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.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Washington in July, August 2020

The best prices found for CHI to WAS flights for July, August
21 Jul - 28 Jul
$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
25 Jul - 1 Aug
$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 Jul - 8 Jul
$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

Chicago to Washington 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington from Chicago found for this year
21 Jul - 28 Jul
$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
25 Jul - 1 Aug
$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 Jul - 9 Jul
$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
21 Jul - 28 Jul
$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
25 Jul - 1 Aug
$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 Jul - 9 Jul
$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
27 Jun - 15 Jul
$75pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 Jun - 8 Jul
$76pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
28 Jun - 11 Jul
$77pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Washington from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Washington
5:11 am - 8:05 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
1h 54m
ORD - BWI
Spirit Airlines
$23
KAYAK
5:11 am - 8:05 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
1h 54m
ORD - BWI
Spirit Airlines
$24
FlyFar
5:11 am - 8:05 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
1h 54m
ORD - BWI
Spirit Airlines
$25
FlyFar

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 $62.

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 $62.

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?

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

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 21 users have taken a look at flights from Chicago to Washington.

What is the cheapest airline for this route?

When searching, try setting your filters to view flights for Southwest Airlines Co., as currently they have the cheapest options available from Chicago to Washington. On average you can find 215 flights for this flight path daily.

How long does the flight from Chicago to Washington take?

Your journey will take you approximately 2 hours. Your flight will cover a distance of about 374 miles.

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

Travelers can expect 14 flights from Chicago to Washington on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 7% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 29% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 64% 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.

Destination information for Washington

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Chicago to Washington
Flight duration
2h 06m
Average temperature for July in Washington
89.6 °F
Avg rainfall for July in Washington
4.0 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan National (DCA)

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Washington

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 60% of CHI to WAS departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 33% of CHI to WAS departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 4% of CHI to WAS departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 3% of CHI to WAS departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Washington
Sunday
35 daily flights
Monday
38 daily flights
Tuesday
37 daily flights
Wednesday
41 daily flights
Thursday
38 daily flights
Friday
39 daily flights
Saturday
37 daily flights