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Fares from $18 One Way, $35 Round Trip from Washington to Chicago

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Flights from Washington to Chicago - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Washington to Chicago?

Get set to pack your suitcase, because there are a couple of carriers that operate direct flights from Washington, DC Airport (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). Check out the deals with United Airlines and American Airlines.

What is the shortest flight from Washington to Chicago?

If the weather is good and all goes as scheduled, you could be coming in to land at Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) from Washington, DC Airport (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) in just 2 hours and 4 minutes. With such a fast flight time, consider taking carry-on luggage only.

What airlines fly from Washington to Chicago most frequently?

Check out United Airlines (UA). This airline offers some of the most frequent flights from Washington, DC Airport (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). It operates 218 services on this route each month and is a favorite among travelers. Also investigate the great fares available with American Airlines (AA). Offering 154 monthly flights between Washington and Chicago, they'll ensure your journey is just as good as the destination.

Route Information for Flights from Washington to Chicago

Origin Airport IATA CodeWAS
Destination Airport IATA CodeCHI
Distance610 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, Qatar Airways, JAL, Alaska Airlines, SAS, ANA, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, British Airways
Earliest Flight Arrival12:15PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival11:40PM UTC

Flights Review

Feb 29, 2020

Nice seat mate!

Feb 12, 2020

Uncomfortable seats (no lumbar support)

Feb 4, 2020

Amazing staff at airport that helped me fix flight issue. I’m leaving American to go United

Jan 21, 2020

Nothing overwhelming to gush about here. The seats were definitely not comfortable and made my legs feel like they were going to fall asleep. I made it on time and had a snack. The staff was friendly.

Jan 20, 2020

Seats are to small to get comfy for flight

Dec 18, 2019

Weather delayed take off for 20 minutes, but pilot made up time snd we were only 5 minutes late. Flight was smooth.

Dec 16, 2019

Service was great from check in , during the flight and baggage claim. Very friendly staff.

Nov 29, 2019

FANTASTIC STAFF MEMBERS!

Nov 24, 2019

Left quite late, made up a lot of time; arrived at the gate just 4 minutes late, so no worries about the transfer!

Nov 19, 2019

Mostly smooth flight. Good landing and takeoff.

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.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.