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

Popular flights from Washington to Chicago

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
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 6, 2016 $778
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 2, 2016 $89
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 3, 2016 May 10, 2016 $88
May 10, 2016 May 17, 2016 $88
May 17, 2016 May 24, 2016 $88
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 10, 2016 May 17, 2016 $126

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 $144.

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 $88 $224
7-14 days $88 $215
14-21 days $88 $210
21-30 days $159 $197
30-60 days $89 $197
60-90 days $164 $268
90+ days $174 $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
$157 $88 $89 $158 $204 $157 $158

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
April Washington Chicago American 4/29/16 5/2/16 0 $228
May Washington Chicago Frontier 5/3/16 5/10/16 0 $88
June Washington Chicago American 6/1/16 6/2/16 0 $89
July Washington Chicago Frontier 7/19/16 7/26/16 0 $164
August Washington Chicago Frontier 8/4/16 8/9/16 0 $174
September Washington Chicago American 9/3/16 9/4/16 0 $203
October Washington Chicago American 10/8/16 10/15/16 0 $203
November Washington Chicago United 11/4/16 11/7/16 1 $323

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
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$157
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$157 $203
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$203 $188
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$188 $207
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$207 $158
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$158

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 $362.

The average price for non-stop flights from Washington to Chicago is $176.

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 22 23 23 23 23 12 19 06:00 22:00

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 $101.

The average price for round trip flights from Washington to Chicago is $325.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Philadelphia to Chicago American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $77
Newark to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $192
Baltimore to Chicago American, Spirit, United $89
Pittsburgh to Chicago American, Frontier, United $88
Richmond to Chicago American, United $246
Norfolk to Chicago American, United $253
Harrisburg to Chicago American, United $347
Charlottesville to Chicago American, United $284
Roanoke to Chicago American, United $410
Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton to Chicago American, United $281
Atlantic City to ChicagoCheck Dates
Wilkes - Barre to Chicago American, United $318
Newport News to Chicago American $277
State College to Chicago American, United $476
Lynchburg to Chicago American $353
Salisbury - Ocean City to Chicago American $353
Williamsport to Chicago American $366
Morgantown to ChicagoCheck Dates
Staunton to ChicagoCheck Dates
Philadelphia to Atlanta American, Frontier, Spirit, United $89
Baltimore to Atlanta American, Spirit, United $117
Washington to New York American, JetBlue, United $137
Newark to Atlanta American, Alaska, United $202
Washington to Atlanta American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $166
Philadelphia to Milwaukee American, Frontier, United $136
Washington to Milwaukee American, United $214
Philadelphia to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $132
Baltimore to Milwaukee American, United $223
Newark to Milwaukee American, United $147
Washington to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $127

Airlines Flying from Washington to Chicago (WAS to CHI)

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 ATL 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 ATL 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 13 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 199 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: Detroit, MI
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