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Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia Last modified: Dec 4, 2021 16:52 -05:00

We've scanned 2,767,663 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Washington, District of Columbia. 00 & JetBlue frequently offer the best deals to Washington, District of Columbia flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

00
CHIWAS
Wed 1/5
nonstop
WASCHI
Tue 1/11
nonstop
$137
JetBlue
CHIWAS
Sat 12/11
2 stops
WASCHI
Tue 12/14
2 stops
$373
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CHIWAS
Tue 11/30
nonstop
WASCHI
Tue 11/30
nonstop
$388

How Much is a Flight from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $149.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $157 $326
7-14 days $147 $373
14-21 days $147 $1,126
21-30 days $147 $1,595
30-60 days $137 $258
60-90 days $137 $125
90+ days $147 $870

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia

We've examined 5,535,326 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia is Wednesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$146$141$137$156$157$147$156

Compare Flight Prices from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
December Chicago Washington, District of Columbia 00 12/18/21 1/5/22 0 $147
January Chicago Washington, District of Columbia 00 1/5/22 1/11/22 0 $137
February Chicago Washington, District of Columbia 00 2/2/22 2/9/22 0 $137
March Chicago Washington, District of Columbia 00 3/5/22 3/8/22 0 $147
April Chicago Washington, District of Columbia 00 4/1/22 4/3/22 0 $273
May Chicago Washington, District of Columbia 00 5/26/22 6/7/22 0 $271
June Chicago Washington, District of Columbia 00 6/17/22 6/19/22 0 $270
July Chicago Washington, District of Columbia 00 7/15/22 7/17/22 0 $270

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
$137
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$156
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$157

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia is $373.

The average price for direct flights from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia is $216.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia.

Weekly Direct Flights from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 01:55 15:10
United 21 21 21 21 21 14 19 01:00 16:13

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia is $87.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia is $216.

Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia?
Answer: The average Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia flight time is an hour and 45 minutes.
Question: How far is Washington, District of Columbia from Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia is 587 miles (944 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia?
Answer: There are 201 direct flights from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia.
Question: What are the most popular Chicago airlines for direct flights from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia?
Answer: United Airlines provides 68% of the non-stop flights between Chicago and Washington, District of Columbia.

Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Chicago and Washington, District of Columbia. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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Cheap Flights from Chicago to Washington, District of Columbia