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Cheap Flights from Washington to Chicago, IL, United States - WAS to CHI Last modified: May 25, 2016 1:53 PM

Popular flights from Washington to Chicago Last modified: May 25, 2016 1:53 PM

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Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 $732
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 2, 2016 Jun 3, 2016 $201
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 21, 2016 Jun 28, 2016 $98
Jul 12, 2016 Jul 26, 2016 $98
Jul 19, 2016 Jul 26, 2016 $98
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 3, 2016 Jul 6, 2016 $107
Jul 11, 2016 Jul 13, 2016 $107
Jul 12, 2016 Jul 13, 2016 $107
Jul 20, 2016 Jul 27, 2016 $107
Jul 25, 2016 Jul 27, 2016 $107

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

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Washington to Chicago, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $138.

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

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Washington to Chicago 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 Washington to Chicago

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $157 $294
7-14 days $137 $201
14-21 days $144 $274
21-30 days $98 $294
30-60 days $98 $248
60-90 days $107 $210
90+ days $203 $210

Cheapest Day To Fly from Washington to Chicago

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$107 $98 $107 $177 $217 $147 $107

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Washington to Chicago

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Washington Chicago United 5/30/16 6/2/16 0 $157
June Washington Chicago Frontier 6/21/16 6/28/16 0 $98
July Washington Chicago Frontier 7/12/16 7/26/16 0 $98
August Washington Chicago Frontier 8/2/16 8/9/16 0 $134
September Washington Chicago American 9/1/16 9/8/16 0 $203
October Washington Chicago American 10/5/16 10/8/16 0 $203
November Washington Chicago American 11/19/16 11/29/16 0 $203
December Washington Chicago United 12/1/16 12/3/16 0 $203

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

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 Washington to Chicago.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$297
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$297 $187
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$187 $218
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$218 $300
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$300 $204
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$204

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

Your Washington to Chicago 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 Washington to Chicago is $356.

The average price for non-stop flights from Washington to Chicago is $151.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Washington to Chicago
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 9 9 9 9 9 6 9 05:15 20:00
Frontier 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 21:25 21:25
United 21 21 21 21 20 17 19 06:00 22:20

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

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 Washington to Chicago. 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 Washington to Chicago is $146.

The average price for round trip flights from Washington to Chicago is $296.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Philadelphia to Chicago American, Alaska, Frontier, United $127
Newark to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $154
Baltimore to Chicago American, Spirit, United $107
Pittsburgh to Chicago American, Alaska, Frontier, United $108
Richmond to Chicago American, United $257
Norfolk to Chicago American, United $253
Harrisburg to Chicago American, United $355
Charlottesville to Chicago American, United $312
Roanoke to Chicago American, United $355
Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton to Chicago American, United $167
Atlantic City to ChicagoCheck Dates
Wilkes - Barre to Chicago American, United $383
Newport News to Chicago American $256
State College to Chicago American, United $245
Lynchburg to Chicago American $359
Salisbury - Ocean City to Chicago American $324
Williamsport to Chicago American $302
Morgantown to ChicagoCheck Dates
Staunton to ChicagoCheck Dates
Philadelphia to Atlanta American, Frontier, Spirit, United $117
Baltimore to Atlanta American, Spirit, United $137
Washington to New York American, JetBlue, United $165
Newark to Atlanta American, Alaska, United $176
Washington to Atlanta American, JetBlue, United $147
Philadelphia to Milwaukee American, Frontier, United $108
Washington to Milwaukee American, United $217
Philadelphia to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Spirit, United $148
Baltimore to Milwaukee American, United $240
Newark to Milwaukee American, United $147
Washington to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, JetBlue, United, Virgin America $202

Airlines Flying from Washington to Chicago (WAS to CHI) Number of flights searched: 248Last modified: May 25, 2016 1:53 PM

Below are the different airlines that fly from Washington to Chicago 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 Washington to Chicago.

Washington to Chicago
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 CVG X X X X X X X
Frontier - 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 STL X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

Washington to Chicago Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Washington to Chicago?
Answer: The average Washington to Chicago flight time is 2 hours and 8 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Washington and Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Washington to Chicago is 587 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Washington to Chicago?
Answer: There are 201 direct flights from Washington to Chicago.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Washington to Chicago?
Answer: United Airlines provides 68% of the non-stop flights between Washington and Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Washington to Chicago?
Answer: Minneapolis - St Paul, MN
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