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Washington DC to Chicago Flights

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Selected fares from Washington DC to Chicago

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
WAS CHI Wed, Jan 21 - Fri, Jan 23 $92
WAS CHI Wed, Jan 7 - Mon, Jan 12 $177
WAS CHI Thu, Jan 1 - Mon, Jan 5 $210
WAS CHI Sat, Jan 24 - Tue, Jan 27 $223
WAS CHI Fri, Feb 6 - Mon, Feb 9 $228
WAS CHI Wed, Jan 7 - Sat, Jan 10 $246
WAS CHI Tue, Jan 20 - Thu, Jan 22 $252
WAS CHI Thu, Jan 29 - Mon, Feb 2 $485
WAS CHI Thu, Feb 26 - Mon, Mar 2 $633

Washington DC and Chicago airports and terminals

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 DCA to CHI

    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 IAD to CHI

    Carriers
    Frontier Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines
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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 WAS to ORD

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 1 US Airways, United Airlines
    Terminal 2 US Airways, United Airlines
    Terminal 3 American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, US Airways
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Cheap flights from Washington DC to Chicago

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Prices are round trip per person (conditions apply)

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January

Cheapest weekend flights in January from Washington DC to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jan 23 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines $105
Earn $1.05
Return Mon, Jan 26 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in January from Washington DC to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Jan 21 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines $92
Earn $0.92
Return Fri, Jan 23 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jan 16 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines $105
Earn $1.05
Return Fri, Jan 23 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines
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February

Cheapest weekend flights in February from Washington DC to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Feb 20 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines $105
Earn $1.05
Return Mon, Feb 23 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in February from Washington DC to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Feb 4 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines $92
Earn $0.92
Return Wed, Feb 11 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Feb 4 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines $92
Earn $0.92
Return Wed, Feb 11 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines
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March

Cheapest weekend flights in March from Washington DC to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Mar 6 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines $105
Earn $1.05
Return Mon, Mar 9 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in March from Washington DC to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Mar 14 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines $105
Earn $1.05
Return Wed, Mar 18 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Mar 11 Washington DC (IAD) Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines $105
Earn $1.05
Return Wed, Mar 18 Chicago (ORD) Washington DC (IAD) Frontier Airlines
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Flying from Washington DC to Chicago

The Best DC Airports

Before you call airlines looking for flights from Washington, DC, you should check with Orbitz.com. The two major airports in DC are Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Alaska Airlines, US Airways, and Frontier Airlines handle domestic flights from Ronald Reagan, while Virgin America, ExpressJet Airlines, and Colgan Air operate out of Washington Dulles. Ronald Reagan is only three miles from the downtown area, and Washington Dulles is 26 miles from downtown.

Long-Term Parking Options

The five parking lots at Ronald Reagan offer daily and hourly parking rates, and the airport charges $20 per day for parking in the long-term lots. The economy lot only charges $12 per day, but this lot is open and uncovered. Washington Dulles has two long-term parking lots that charge $17 per day and one economy lot that charges $10 per day. For $30, you can use valet parking.

Public Transportation Choices

The Metrorail and Metrobus make at least one stop at each airport every day. The stops are clearly marked around the city, and you can find maps that help you find the correct line. Taxis are not as low cost as the public transportation options because the drivers charge a pickup fee, baggage fee, fee per mile, and a fee for any time that the driver must wait.

Places to Eat

Both airports offer a range of dining options. Washington Dulles is home to Dulles to Go, Five Guys, Subway, and Wendy's, while Ronald Reagan has Dunkin' Donuts, Euro Cafe, and Jerry's Subs & Pizza. Once you have something to eat, you can browse through the sales at some of the shops surrounding the restaurants. If you want to enjoy your vacation, use Orbitz.com to look for flights from Washington DC.

Airports in Chicago

Chicago O'Hare International Airport is located on West O'Hare, approximately 18 miles from downtown Chicago. It has hubs for every major airline that offers flights to Chicago, including American Airlines, British Airways and JetBlue. The Chicago Midway International Airport is located on South Cicero Avenue, approximately 12 miles from downtown Chicago. Seven airlines service Midway airport, including Air Tran, Delta and Southwest Airlines. Orbitz.com searches flights arriving at both airports so you get the best prices.

Transportation from the Airport

Both airports offer public transportation via Chicago's elevated train system. The tickets cost $2.25, or you can purchase an all-day pass for $5.75. Taxi services are also available from both airports. Cab fares to downtown Chicago range from $35 to $45. If you want to rent a car for the duration of your stay, Orbitz.com can reserve a vehicle for you. Both airports have onsite rental car facilities.

Weather in Chicago

Summer temperatures in Chicago range from 66 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, and the temperatures during the winter months range from 18 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicago is prone to heavy snowfall during the winter months, so most vacationers travel to Chicago during the summer. However, if you use Orbitz.com and schedule your trip during the off-peak travel season, it's easy to find cheap flights to Chicago.

Highlights and Attractions

Orbitz.com not only helps you find cheap flights to Chicago, but can also help you purchase tickets to the Sears Tower or make reservations for guided city tours.

Interesting facts about flights from Washington DC to Chicago

    • 38 direct flights are operating from Washington DC to Chicago today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 2h 12m.
    • American Airlines flight 1253 (12:00 AM GMT, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from Washington DC to Chicago.
    • United Airlines flight 3405 (3:55 PM GMT, Embraer RJ145) is today's latest available flight from Washington DC to Chicago.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from Washington DC to Chicago (Frontier Airlines flight 1344, Airbus Industrie A319) takes 1h 55m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Washington DC to Chicago (United Airlines flight 667, Airbus Industrie A319) takes 2h 21m.
    • Flights from Dulles Airport (IAD), Reagan National Airport (DCA) to Midway Airport (MDW), O'Hare Airport (ORD) are available for this route.

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

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
American Airlines AA1253 DCA 6:00 AM ORD 7:10 AM 738 2hr 10min
US Airways US1253 DCA 6:00 AM ORD 7:10 AM 738 2hr 10min
United Airlines UA3502 DCA 7:00 AM ORD 8:11 AM E70 2hr 11min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA5473/AA1987 IAD 5:25 AM ORD 9:01 AM CR9/321 4hr 36min
American Airlines/US Airways AA5473/US1987 IAD 5:25 AM ORD 9:01 AM CR9/321 4hr 36min
US Airways/American Airlines US5473/AA1987 IAD 5:25 AM ORD 9:01 AM CR9/321 4hr 36min
US Airways/US Airways US5473/US1987 IAD 5:25 AM ORD 9:01 AM CR9/321 4hr 36min
American Airlines AA1409 DCA 8:30 AM ORD 9:40 AM 738 2hr 10min
US Airways US1409 DCA 8:30 AM ORD 9:40 AM 738 2hr 10min
American Airlines/US Airways AA3432/US190 DCA 6:15 AM ORD 9:55 AM CR7/738 4hr 40min
US Airways/US Airways US6478/US190 DCA 6:15 AM ORD 9:55 AM CR7/738 4hr 40min
American Airlines AA40 DCA 9:55 AM ORD 11:05 AM 738 2hr 10min
US Airways US40 DCA 9:55 AM ORD 11:05 AM 738 2hr 10min