Flights from Chicago to Washington DC

Selected fares from Chicago to Washington DC

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
CHI WAS Sun, Sep 13 - Tue, Sep 15 $145
CHI WAS Fri, Sep 25 - Tue, Sep 29 $147
CHI WAS Thu, Sep 10 - Wed, Sep 16 $157
CHI WAS Fri, Sep 18 - Sun, Sep 20 $167
CHI WAS Fri, Sep 18 - Sun, Sep 20 $167
CHI WAS Thu, Sep 10 - Wed, Sep 16 $174
CHI WAS Fri, Sep 25 - Tue, Sep 29 $296
CHI WAS Thu, Sep 10 - Sun, Sep 13 $491
CHI WAS Sun, Sep 6 - Fri, Sep 11 $817
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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 International 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
    Terminal C American Airlines, US Airways
  • 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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August

Cheapest weekend flights in August from Chicago to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Aug 27 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $145
Earn $1.45
Return Sun, Aug 30 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from Chicago to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Aug 25 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $145
Earn $1.45
Return Thu, Aug 27 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Aug 25 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $145
Earn $1.45
Return Tue, Sep 1 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines
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September

Cheapest weekend flights in September from Chicago to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Sep 24 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $145
Earn $1.45
Return Sun, Sep 27 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in September from Chicago to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Sep 24 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $145
Earn $1.45
Return Sun, Sep 27 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Sep 15 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $145
Earn $1.45
Return Tue, Sep 22 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines
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October

Cheapest weekend flights in October from Chicago to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Oct 16 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $145
Earn $1.45
Return Sun, Oct 18 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in October from Chicago to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Oct 16 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $145
Earn $1.45
Return Sun, Oct 18 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Oct 8 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines $145
Earn $1.45
Return Thu, Oct 15 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

    • 20 direct flights are operating from Chicago to Washington DC today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 1h 57m.
    • United Airlines flight 1558 (6:00 AM GMT, Boeing 737-900 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from Chicago to Washington DC.
    • United Airlines flight 1574 (8:50 PM GMT, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) is today's latest available flight from Chicago to Washington DC.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from Chicago to Washington DC (Frontier Airlines flight 1300, Airbus Industrie A320) takes 1h 50m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Chicago to Washington DC (American Airlines flight 1222, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) takes 2h 8m.
    • Flights from Midway Airport (MDW), O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Dulles Airport (IAD), Reagan National Airport (DCA) are available for this route.