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Washington, DC to Chicago, IL by flight

The journey from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL by flight is 594.99 mi and takes 2 hr 19 min. There are 28 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:00 AM and the last at 10:10 PM. It is possible to travel from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL by flight for as little as $86.21 or as much as $312.01. The best price for this journey is $86.21.

Lowest Price$86.21
Journey Duration2 hr 19 min
Connection per Day28
Lowest Price$86.21
Highest Price$312.01
First Departure5:00 AM
Last Departure10:10 PM
Distance594.99 mi
DepartureWashington, DC
ArrivalChicago, IL
CarriersAmerican Airlines, United Airlines

Washington, DC to Chicago, IL Flight Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2024

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Cheap flight tickets from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Airlines may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $56.11 to $285.84 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 80% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap flight tickets from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL

The cheapest Washington, DC - Chicago, IL flight tickets can be found for as low as $105.20 if you’re lucky, or $177.66 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $290.02.

Find the best day to travel to Chicago, IL by plane

When travelling to Chicago, IL by plane, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

United Airlines is a major American airline headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. It is one of the world's largest airlines, operating a comprehensive domestic and international network of flights. United Airlines operates a fleet of over 800 aircraft, serving more than 350 destinations in over 50 countries. The airline is a founding member of the Star Alliance, which is the world's largest airline alliance. United Airlines offers a range of services to its passengers, including in-flight entertainment, Wi-Fi, and a loyalty program called MileagePlus. The airline has a strong commitment to sustainability and has implemented various initiatives to reduce its environmental impact.

Services on board United Airlines and Frontier from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL
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Washington, DC to Chicago, IL CO2 Emissions by Flight

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Train
67.03kg
Bus
71.82kg
Flight
191.51kg
Car
153.21kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a flight ticket from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL?
A flight ticket from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL is $187.33. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $86.21.
What's the cheapest flight ticket from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL is $86.21. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Washington, DC and Chicago, IL by flight?
Washington, DC to Chicago, IL is 594.99 mi.
How long does the flight between Washington, DC and Chicago, IL take?
Washington, DC to Chicago, IL is on average 2 hr 19 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 56 min.
Which companies operate from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL?
The flight journey from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: American Airlines, United Airlines and Frontier.
How many flight connections per day go from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL?
Washington, DC to Chicago, IL has 28 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first flight from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL leave?
The earliest flight from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL departs at 5:00 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last flight from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL depart?
The latest flight from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL departs at 10:10 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest flight ticket we have found is $86.21 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL?
There are on average 24 direct connection(s) from Washington, DC to go to Chicago, IL.
What's the fastest journey time between Washington, DC to Chicago, IL by flight?
The fastest journey time by flight between Washington, DC and Chicago, IL is 1 hr 56 min.
Is there a direct flight from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL?
Yes, there is a direct flight between Washington, DC and Chicago, IL.
What are the CO2 emissions for Washington, DC to Chicago, IL by flight?
The flight journey from Washington, DC to Chicago, IL creates 191.51kg of CO2 emissions.

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