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Chicago to Washington DC Flights

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Selected fares from Chicago to Washington DC

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
CHI WAS Sat, Jan 31 - Wed, Feb 4 $78
CHI WAS Fri, Jan 30 - Fri, Feb 6 $177
CHI WAS Wed, Mar 25 - Wed, Apr 1 $213
CHI WAS Fri, Mar 27 - Wed, Apr 1 $222
CHI WAS Sat, Jan 24 - Sat, Feb 7 $223
CHI WAS Fri, Jan 9 - Sat, Jan 10 $243
CHI WAS Thu, Jan 8 - Thu, Jan 15 $252
CHI WAS Thu, Jan 8 - Sun, Jan 11 $493
CHI WAS Mon, Jan 12 - Wed, Jan 21 $608

Chicago and Washington DC airports and terminals

Airports in Chicago IL, US
map of airports in Chicago
  • 1

    Midway Airport (MDW)

    Distance from City Center: 9.5 miles

  • 2

    O'Hare Airport (ORD)

    Distance from City Center: 15.1 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from ORD to WAS

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 1 All Nippon Airways, US Airways, United Airlines
    Terminal 2 US Airways, United Airlines
    Terminal 3 American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Frontier Airlines, Qatar Airways, US Airways
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Airports in Washington DC DC, US
map of airports in Washington DC
  • 1

    Reagan National Airport (DCA)

    Distance from City Center: 3 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from CHI to DCA

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal B All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways, US Airways, United Airlines
  • 2

    Dulles Airport (IAD)

    Distance from City Center: 22.3 miles

    Carriers for flights from CHI to IAD

    Carriers
    Frontier Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines
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Cheap flights from Chicago to Washington DC

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January

Cheapest weekend flights in January from Chicago to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Jan 31 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $92
Earn $0.92
Return Mon, Feb 2 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in January from Chicago to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Jan 31 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $78
Earn $0.78
Return Wed, Feb 4 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

Best one-week trip in January from Chicago to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jan 23 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $105
Earn $1.05
Return Fri, Jan 30 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines
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February

Cheapest weekend flights in February from Chicago to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Feb 14 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $105
Earn $1.05
Return Mon, Feb 16 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in February from Chicago to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Feb 4 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $105
Earn $1.05
Return Mon, Mar 9 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

Best one-week trip in February from Chicago to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Feb 6 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $105
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Return Fri, Feb 13 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines
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March

Cheapest weekend flights in March from Chicago to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Mar 20 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $135
Earn $1.35
Return Mon, Mar 23 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in March from Chicago to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Mar 6 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $105
Earn $1.05
Return Sat, Mar 14 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

Best one-week trip in March from Chicago to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Mar 18 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $105
Earn $1.05
Return Wed, Mar 25 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines
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Finding Flights from Chicago to Washington DC

Airports in Chicago

The city of Chicago is primarily served by two international airports. Travelers looking for low-fare flights from Chicago can use Orbitz.com to find flights from both O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare International Airport is located approximately 17 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Midway International Airport is located on the city's southwest side, approximately eight miles from Chicago's Loop. O'Hare serves as a hub for American Airlines and United Airlines, and Midway is a hub for Southwest Airlines.

Chicago Airport Parking

Daily, hourly, and valet parking are available at O'Hare. Rates vary from $2.00 to $10.00 per hour. An economy parking lot is also available at a rate of $2.00 per hour. Similar parking options and rates apply at Midway.

Chicago Airport Transportation

There are numerous transportation options for getting to and from both O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare can be accessed via regional trains, buses, and local mass transit lines. The CTA Blue Line offers a fast and convenient transportation option to and from this airport. Midway is served by the CTA Orange Line. Car rental services are available at both airports, and travelers can quickly book car rental services at either airport using Orbitz.com.

Chicago Airport Restaurants

Both O'Hare and Midway offer a variety of restaurant options for travelers. Restaurants located in both airports include Starbuck's Coffee, Chicago Style Hot Dogs, McDonald's, Auntie Anne's, Chili's, Cinnabon, and Dunkin Donuts, making it easy for visitors to grab a quick breakfast, snack, or meal. By using Orbitz.com, travelers can quickly and easily find low-fare flights from Chicago.

Washington DC Airport

Orbitz.com can help you book cheap flights to Washington DC, which is served by Dulles International Airport. Dulles is located 26 miles from Washington DC, in Chantilly, Virginia. It was the first American airport designed for commercial travel. The airport offers nonstop service to 114 destinations within the United States as well as 37 international locations. Orbitz.com can help you find deals on your air ticket.

Transportation

Dulles airport offers more than 24,000 public parking spaces, with most requiring an hourly fee for use. The airport provides an economy lot as well as valet parking. Visitors picking up passengers can utilize the cell phone waiting area. Dulles International Airport offers a variety of transportation options, including taxis, coaches and shuttles. Rental cars, Metrorail, and Metrobus are also convenient transportation options that are readily available. Taxi fare from the airport to downtown Washington DC costs around $20. A one-way Metrorail fare is $1.70, and a one-way Metrobus fare is $1.60.

Weather

Generally, the weather in Washington DC is mild compared to other East Coast cities. Winter temperatures can dip as low as 24°F, and the area occasionally gets snowstorms. Springtime is mild, with temperatures averaging 60°F. Summer months can get very hot, with average temperatures around 89°F. The fall temperatures often average 54°F.

Dulles Airport Restaurants

Many restaurants are available to passengers at the Dulles International Airport. Five Guys, Harry's Tap Room, Capital Grounds Coffee, California Tortilla, and Vino Volo Wine Room are just a sampling of the dining options. Checking Orbitz.com for cheap flights to Washington DC is your best bet for finding great deals.

Flight schedule for flights from Chicago to Washington DC on Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
American Airlines AA40 ORD 6:20 AM DCA 9:05 AM 738 1hr 45min
US Airways US40 ORD 6:20 AM DCA 9:05 AM 738 1hr 45min
American Airlines AA1452 ORD 10:20 AM DCA 1:05 PM 738 1hr 45min
US Airways US1452 ORD 10:20 AM DCA 1:05 PM 738 1hr 45min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA826/AA5092 ORD 7:25 AM IAD 1:10 PM 321/CR7 4hr 45min
American Airlines/US Airways AA826/US5092 ORD 7:25 AM IAD 1:10 PM 321/CR7 4hr 45min
US Airways/American Airlines US8015/AA4393 ORD 7:40 AM DCA 1:10 PM ER4/E70 4hr 30min
US Airways/US Airways US8015/US5742 ORD 7:40 AM DCA 1:10 PM ER4/E70 4hr 30min
US Airways/American Airlines US826/AA5092 ORD 7:25 AM IAD 1:10 PM 321/CR7 4hr 45min
US Airways/US Airways US826/US5092 ORD 7:25 AM IAD 1:10 PM 321/CR7 4hr 45min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA826/AA3846 ORD 7:25 AM DCA 1:12 PM 321/CRJ 4hr 47min
American Airlines/US Airways AA826/US3846 ORD 7:25 AM DCA 1:12 PM 321/CRJ 4hr 47min
US Airways/American Airlines US826/AA3846 ORD 7:25 AM DCA 1:12 PM 321/CRJ 4hr 47min