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Cheap Flights from Chicago to Washington, DC, United States - CHI to WAS

Popular flights from Chicago to Washington

If your flight days are flexible and you looking for a good deal, our charts on cheap flights provide some insight regarding affordable flight options for your next big adventure.

American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 11, 2016 May 16, 2016 $101
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 10, 2016 May 17, 2016 $108
May 17, 2016 May 24, 2016 $108
JetBlue Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 4, 2016 May 8, 2016 $231
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 27, 2016 Mar 1, 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 $126.

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 $190 $234
7-14 days $97 $151
14-21 days $97 $134
21-30 days $118 $134
30-60 days $125 $142
60-90 days $101 $139
90+ days $108 $157

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
$180 $104 $101 $133 $122 $97 $150

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
February Chicago Washington United 2/27/16 3/1/16 0 $97
March Chicago Washington United 3/5/16 3/9/16 0 $118
April Chicago Washington United 4/16/16 4/19/16 0 $125
May Chicago Washington American 5/11/16 5/16/16 0 $101
June Chicago Washington American 6/8/16 6/11/16 0 $196
July Chicago Washington Frontier 7/12/16 7/19/16 0 $158
August Chicago Washington Frontier 8/4/16 8/9/16 0 $228
September Chicago Washington JetBlue 9/14/16 9/19/16 1 $254

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
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$190
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$190 $97
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
$97 $169
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$169 $181
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$181 $179
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
$179

TIPSave $83 by flying into Baltimore instead of Washington from Chicago

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 $173.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to Washington is $109.

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 8 8 8 8 8 6 8 07:20 20:05
United 21 20 19 21 19 12 18 06:00 21:15

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 $65.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Washington is $139.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Indianapolis to Washington American, United $119
Milwaukee to Washington American, United $156
Madison to Washington American, Alaska, United $306
Lansing to Washington United $282
Grand Rapids to Washington American, United $207
Moline to Washington American, United $305
Chicago to New York American, JetBlue, Spirit, United $77
Ft Wayne to Washington American, United $322
Champaign to Washington American, United $311
Green Bay to Washington American, United $368
Springfield to Washington American, United $314
Kalamazoo to Washington American, United $279
Appleton to Washington United $395
Bloomington - Normal to Washington American $362
South Bend to Washington United $302
Toledo to Washington American $483
Dubuque to Washington American $311
Peoria to Washington American, United $263
Chicago to Baltimore American, Spirit, United $78
Chicago to Philadelphia American, Frontier, Spirit, United $77
Indianapolis to Baltimore American, United $140
Chicago to Orlando American, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $78
Chicago to Newark American, JetBlue, United $163
Milwaukee to Baltimore American, United $169
Chicago to Toronto Air Choice One, American, Air Canada, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Public Charters, Porter, United, WestJet $206
Chicago to Boston American, JetBlue, Spirit, United $103
Chicago to Atlanta American, Alaska, Spirit, United $78
Grand Rapids to Baltimore American, United $207
Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $113
Chicago to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $112

Airlines Flying from Chicago to Washington (CHI to WAS)

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 DTW X X X X 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 53 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 182 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 70% of the non-stop flights between Chicago and Washington.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Chicago to Washington?
Answer: Atlanta, GA
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