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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 (CHI) to Washington (WAS)

CHI - WAS
Price
$156 - $256
WAS
Temperature
48.2 - 89.6 °F
WAS
Rainfall
2.4 - 4.2 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 to Washington

One-way from

$45

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 111% by booking at least 31 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 $235.

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

Flights from Chicago to Washington lean towards being more expensive in September. Prices are generally better when you fly from Chicago to Washington in April, with the cheapest ticket starting at $113.

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 November, December 2020

The best prices found for CHI to WAS flights for November, December
5 Dec - 12 Dec
$64pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
17 Dec - 20 Dec
$75pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Dec - 11 Dec
$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 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington from Chicago found for next year
5 Dec - 12 Dec
$64pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
17 Dec - 20 Dec
$75pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Dec - 11 Dec
$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

Non-stop flights to Washington from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Washington direct flight deals
18 Feb - 22 Feb
$40pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Jan - 10 Jan
$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 Jan - 13 Jan
$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
5 Dec - 12 Dec
$64pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Dec - 11 Dec
$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
7 Dec - 9 Dec
$80pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit 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
3:50 am - 6:58 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
2h 08m
ORD - BWI
American Airlines
4:02 pm - 9:16 am
Frontier
1 Stop
16h 14m
ORD - BWI
Frontier
$55
KAYAK
11:48 am - 4:28 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
27h 40m
ORD - DCA
Multiple Airlines
$56
Gotogate

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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Chicago to Washington to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on JetBlue and Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Chicago to Washington are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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 $49, but on average you can expect to pay $65.

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 $76.

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: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Saturday.

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

Travelers can expect 41 flights from Chicago to Washington on average per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 22% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 37% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 5% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 37% 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?

American Airlines, United Airlines, 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 590 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Spirit Airlines, at $49, was found to be the cheapest airline from Chicago to Washington.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include American Airlines and Frontier. Spirit Airlines is 77% 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 $20. However, be on the lookout for offers from Frontier and American Airlines, 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
1h 57m
Average temperature for November in Washington
60.8 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Washington
3.1 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan National (DCA)

Top 5 airlines 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.

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
$60 $171 No cancel fee 65%
JetBlue
$100 $223 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$43 $323 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$153 $354 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$90 $355 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Washington

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 53% of CHI to WAS departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 41% of CHI to WAS departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 5% 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
39 daily flights
Monday
33 daily flights
Tuesday
13 daily flights
Wednesday
25 daily flights
Thursday
7 daily flights
Friday
13 daily flights
Saturday
53 daily flights