Flights from Chicago to Washington DC

Selected fares from Chicago to Washington DC

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
CHI WAS Tue, Jun 2 - Thu, Jun 4 $145
CHI WAS Wed, Apr 22 - Fri, Apr 24 $157
CHI WAS Fri, May 15 - Tue, May 19 $204
CHI WAS Fri, May 15 - Tue, May 19 $204
CHI WAS Tue, May 19 - Sun, May 24 $221
CHI WAS Tue, Jul 14 - Tue, Jul 28 $228
CHI WAS Thu, May 28 - Thu, Jun 4 $244
CHI WAS Fri, May 29 - Mon, Jun 1 $410
CHI WAS Tue, Jun 2 - Tue, Jun 9 $555

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 United Airlines
    Terminal 2 United Airlines
    Terminal 3 American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, 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 American Airlines, 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, United Airlines
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April

Cheapest weekend flights in April from Chicago to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Apr 24 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $145
Earn $1.45
Return Sat, Apr 25 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in April from Chicago to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Apr 8 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $78
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Return Wed, Apr 22 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Apr 15 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $78
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Return Wed, Apr 22 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines
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May

Cheapest weekend flights in May from Chicago to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, May 22 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $145
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Return Sun, May 24 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in May from Chicago to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, May 27 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $145
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Return Sun, May 31 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, May 5 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $145
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Return Tue, May 12 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines
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June

Cheapest weekend flights in June from Chicago to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jun 11 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $175
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Return Sun, Jun 14 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in June from Chicago to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Jun 3 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $145
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Return Thu, Jun 4 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Jun 1 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $185
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Return Mon, Jun 8 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.

Interesting facts about flights from Chicago to Washington DC

    • 16 direct flights are operating from Chicago to Washington DC today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 1h 50m.
    • United Airlines flight 575 (6:10 AM GMT, Airbus Industrie A319) is today's earliest available flight from Chicago to Washington DC.
    • United Airlines flight 620 (8:30 PM GMT, Airbus Industrie A320) is today's latest available flight from Chicago to Washington DC.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from Chicago to Washington DC (American Airlines flight 2284, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) takes 1h 44m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Chicago to Washington DC (United Airlines flight 1156, Boeing 737-900 Passenger) takes 1h 59m.
    • Flights from Midway Airport (MDW), O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Dulles Airport (IAD), Reagan National Airport (DCA) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from Chicago to Washington DC on Sat, Mar 7, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
US Airways US40 ORD 6:10 AM DCA 8:55 AM 738 1hr 45min
US Airways/United Airlines US3392/UA4390 ORD 7:30 AM IAD 11:36 AM ER4/ERJ 3hr 6min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA394/AA2133 ORD 6:35 AM DCA 12:16 PM 738/E90 4hr 41min
American Airlines/US Airways AA394/US2133 ORD 6:35 AM DCA 12:16 PM 738/E90 4hr 41min
US Airways/American Airlines US394/AA2133 ORD 6:35 AM DCA 12:16 PM 738/E90 4hr 41min
US Airways/US Airways US394/US2133 ORD 6:35 AM DCA 12:16 PM 738/E90 4hr 41min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA3628/AA5063 ORD 6:50 AM DCA 12:48 PM ER4/CRJ 4hr 58min
American Airlines/US Airways AA3628/US5063 ORD 6:50 AM DCA 12:48 PM ER4/CRJ 4hr 58min
US Airways/American Airlines US3628/AA5063 ORD 6:50 AM DCA 12:48 PM ER4/CRJ 4hr 58min
US Airways/US Airways US3628/US5063 ORD 6:50 AM DCA 12:48 PM ER4/CRJ 4hr 58min
American Airlines AA1452 ORD 10:15 AM DCA 12:59 PM 738 1hr 44min
US Airways US1452 ORD 10:15 AM DCA 12:59 PM 738 1hr 44min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA4398/AA3899 ORD 8:05 AM DCA 2:17 PM E75/CRJ 5hr 12min