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Flights from Washington to Chicago, United States Last modified: Sep 30, 2016 3:48 -04:00

Washington to Chicago Last modified: Sep 30, 2016 3:48 -04:00

We've scanned 26,216,477,370 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from Washington to Chicago. United & American frequently offer the best deals on Washington to Chicago flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

United
WASCHI
Tue 10/11
nonstop
CHIWAS
Wed 10/12
nonstop
$87
Select
United
WASCHI
Tue 10/11
nonstop
CHIWAS
Tue 10/18
nonstop
$87
Select
United
WASCHI
Wed 10/12
nonstop
CHIWAS
Tue 10/18
nonstop
$87
Select
United
WASCHI
Tue 10/18
nonstop
CHIWAS
Wed 10/19
nonstop
$87
Select
United
WASCHI
Tue 10/18
nonstop
CHIWAS
Tue 10/25
nonstop
$87
Select
American
WASCHI
Sat 12/17
nonstop
CHIWAS
Tue 12/20
nonstop
$140
Select
Alaska
WASCHI
Wed 1/18
2 stops
CHIWAS
Tue 1/24
2 stops
$363
Select

How Much is a Flight from Washington to Chicago?

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 $114.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Washington to Chicago?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we thinking FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for 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 found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Washington to Chicago?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Washington to Chicago.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $197 $215
7-14 days $87 $108
14-21 days $87 $108
21-30 days $87 $108
30-60 days $87 $118
60-90 days $87 $121
90+ days $113 $154

Cheapest Day To Fly from Washington to Chicago

We've examined 26,224,294,390 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Washington to Chicago is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$127 $87 $87 $127 $132 $117 $121

Compare Flight Prices from Washington to Chicago by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Washington to Chicago flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Washington Chicago United 9/30/16 10/3/16 0 $228
October Washington Chicago United 10/11/16 10/12/16 0 $87
November Washington Chicago United 11/1/16 11/2/16 0 $87
December Washington Chicago United 12/6/16 12/14/16 0 $87
January Washington Chicago United 1/24/17 1/31/17 0 $113
February Washington Chicago American 2/7/17 2/11/17 0 $147
March Washington Chicago United 3/4/17 3/8/17 0 $203
April Washington Chicago American 4/6/17 4/13/17 1 $324

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Washington to Chicago

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Washington to Chicago. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

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

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Washington to Chicago

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose 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 $222.

The average price for direct flights from Washington to Chicago is $233.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Washington to Chicago - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 8 7 8 8 8 6 9 06:00 20:00
United 21 21 21 22 23 13 19 06:00 22:20
Southwest 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 06:00 20:50

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Washington to Chicago

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 $194.

The average price for round trip flights from Washington to Chicago is $197.

Washington to Chicago Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Washington to Chicago?
Answer: The average Washington to Chicago flight time is 2 hours and 6 minutes.
Question: How far is Chicago from Washington?
Answer: The distance from Washington to Chicago is 587 miles (944 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from Washington to Chicago?
Answer: There are 246 direct flights from Washington to Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular Washington airlines for direct flights from Washington to Chicago?
Answer: United Airlines provides 55% of the non-stop flights between Washington and Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Washington to Chicago?
Answer: Newark, NJ

Airlines in Washington flying to Chicago Last modified: Sep 30, 2016 3:48 -04:00Number of routes searched: 471Number of itineraries searched: 1,738,756

Wondering which airlines fly out of Washington to Chicago? We've gathered the average price of Washington airlines with flights to Chicago. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Washington to Chicago
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American -
United -
American CLT
American DFW
American JFK
American MIA
Alaska LAX
Alaska SEA
JetBlue BOS
JetBlue FLL
JetBlue JFK
Delta ATL
Delta DTW
Delta MSP
Delta CVG
Delta JFK
Frontier DEN
United EWR
United IAH
United CLE
United DEN
Virgin America LAX
Virgin America SFO

Washington to Chicago Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Washington and Chicago. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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