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Cheap Flights from Chicago to Washington, DC, United States - CHI to WAS Last modified: May 24, 2016 12:52 PM

Popular flights from Chicago to Washington Last modified: May 24, 2016 12:52 PM

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 5, 2016 Aug 8, 2016 $934
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 $177
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 9, 2016 Jun 14, 2016 $98
Jun 14, 2016 Jun 21, 2016 $98
Jul 26, 2016 Aug 2, 2016 $98
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 $97

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Chicago to Washington (CHI to WAS)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Chicago to Washington, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $132.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Chicago to Washington (CHI to WAS)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Chicago to Washington based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Chicago to Washington

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Chicago to Washington should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $117 $294
7-14 days $97 $163
14-21 days $98 $210
21-30 days $98 $211
30-60 days $144 $248
60-90 days $98 $258
90+ days $203 $210

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to Washington

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Chicago to Washington.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$217 $98 $97 $98 $117 $117 $177

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Chicago to Washington

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Chicago to Washington.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Chicago Washington United 5/28/16 6/1/16 0 $117
June Chicago Washington United 6/1/16 6/7/16 0 $97
July Chicago Washington Frontier 7/26/16 8/2/16 0 $98
August Chicago Washington Frontier 8/4/16 8/9/16 0 $174
September Chicago Washington American 9/1/16 9/4/16 0 $203
October Chicago Washington American 10/5/16 10/10/16 0 $203
November Chicago Washington American 11/25/16 12/3/16 0 $278
December Chicago Washington United 12/4/16 12/11/16 1 $308

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Chicago to Washington

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Chicago to Washington.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$187
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$187 $117
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$117 $98
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$98 $217
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$217 $204
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$204

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Chicago to Washington (CHI to WAS)

Your Chicago to Washington flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Chicago to Washington is $420.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to Washington is $199.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Chicago to Washington.

Nonstop Flight Details from Chicago to Washington
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 9 9 9 9 9 6 9 07:09 22:00
Frontier 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 17:40 17:40
United 21 21 21 21 20 15 18 06:00 21:00

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Chicago to Washington (CHI to WAS)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Chicago to Washington. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Chicago to Washington is $167.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Washington is $366.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Indianapolis to Washington American, JetBlue, United $123
Milwaukee to Washington American, United $218
Madison to Washington American, United $217
Lansing to Washington American, United $291
Grand Rapids to Washington American, United $186
Moline to Washington American, United $328
Chicago to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $94
Ft Wayne to Washington American, United $292
Champaign to Washington American $352
Green Bay to Washington American, United $331
Springfield to Washington American, United $352
Kalamazoo to Washington American, United $306
Appleton to Washington United $367
Bloomington - Normal to Washington American $382
South Bend to Washington United $317
Toledo to Washington American $332
Dubuque to Washington American Check Dates
Peoria to Washington American, United $288
Chicago to Baltimore American, Spirit, United $107
Chicago to Philadelphia American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $108
Indianapolis to Baltimore American, United $123
Chicago to Orlando American, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $137
Chicago to Newark American, JetBlue, United $162
Milwaukee to Baltimore American, United $240
Chicago to Toronto Air Choice One, American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Public Charters, Porter, United, WestJet, Great Lakes $196
Chicago to Boston American, JetBlue, Spirit, United $95
Chicago to Atlanta American, Spirit, United $106
Grand Rapids to Baltimore American, United $184
Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $118
Chicago to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $127

Airlines Flying from Chicago to Washington (CHI to WAS) Number of flights searched: 273Last modified: May 24, 2016 12:52 PM

Below are the different airlines that fly from Chicago to Washington with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Chicago to Washington.

Chicago to Washington
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
JetBlue BOS X X X X X X X
Delta MSP X X X X X X X
Frontier - X X X
Frontier DEN X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United CLE X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest ATL X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Chicago and Washington, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Chicago to Washington Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Chicago to Washington?
Answer: The average Chicago to Washington flight time is an hour and 55 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Chicago and Washington?
Answer: The distance from Chicago to Washington is 587 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Chicago to Washington?
Answer: There are 198 direct flights from Chicago to Washington.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Chicago to Washington?
Answer: United Airlines provides 68% of the non-stop flights between Chicago and Washington.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Chicago to Washington?
Answer: Detroit, MI
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