Cheap Flights from Washington DC to Chicago

Flight information Washington to Chicago

Cheapest roundtrip price last month


Non-stop airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 620 miles

1h 49min

Most popular airline last month


Chicago O'Hare International, Chicago Pal-Waukee, Chicago Midway and Chicago Rockford

4 airports

When you are on a budget, planning your trip from Washington to Chicago can be a difficult proposition. Skyscanner has tools and tips to help you save money. If you have some flexibility check out the cheapest month search.. Using this tool, we were able to find tickets for as low as $50 during the month of January. This tool also indicates that travel to the Chicago area from Washington is cheaper if you depart mid-week and plan to stay over the weekend.

Here are the cheapest flights available currently from Washington to Chicago:

Departing from Washington, D.C.

There are three main airports serving the Washington D.C. area. Here is a bit about each of them.

  • Washington Ronald Reagan National Airport
  • Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) is close to Washington D.C.'s hotel district. It is accessible by the convenient Metro Transit system. However, long-term parking is available at Ronald Reagan Airport for around $27 per day should you want to park and fly.

  • Dulles International Airport
  • Just outside of D.C., is Dulles International Airport (IAD). Passengers departing at Dulles experience shorter lines due to a more streamlined experience than many other nearby airports. There are over 100 restaurants and many shopping areas. Long-term parking rates at Washington Dulles are $29 per day.

  • Baltimore-Washington International Airport
  • Baltimore-Washington Airport (BWI) is located 9 miles south of downtown Baltimore and 32 miles east of Washington, D.C. For those who prefer to book economy carriers, this will be your departure airport. Long-term parking rates at BWI this airport are $26 per day.

Arriving in Chicago

There are three main airports serving the greater Chicago area. These are:
  •  Chicago O'Hare
  • Also known as O'Hare International Airport, ORD is a large airport located on the northwest side of Chicago around 11 miles from the city center. There are many options for transport from the airport including bus, train, and taxi. If you prefer to rent a car, check out these great deals from Skyscanner.

  • Chicago Midway Airport
  • Chicago Midway Airport, or simply Midway International, is a large international airport serving the greater Chicago area. It is located 8 miles from the loop in Southwest Chicago. From the airport you can use the train, buses or taxis to get around. However, if you prefer to rent a car, we can help with that as well.  Click here to compare rates on Chicago rental cars.  

  • Chicago Rockford Airport
  • This international airport is located 85 miles from Chicago in Winnebago County, IL. It is a hub for many economy carriers. Rental cars are your best option, when traveling from the airport into the city. Click here to find the cheapest rental car rates.  

About  Chicago

With a population of 3 million, Chicago is the third largest city in the US. It is home to many professional sports teams and is considered a hub of industry. Here are a few fun facts about the Windy City you might not know:

  • Chicago is home to over 5,000 restaurants
  • The arts are an important part of the culture in Chicago as there are around 250 theaters, 225 music venues and over 200 dance companies
  • You will find 56 museums located in the Chicago Metro area.
  • If you are touring Chicago on a budget, you will be happy to find just over 700 public works of art.
  • There are also more than 125 art galleries with 20 neighborhood art centers, all offering discounts for certain patrons.

Chicago Hotel Deals

Now that you have decided on your dates, booked the cheapest airfare to Chicago, and compared rental cars rates, you'll be ready to find best prices on Chicago hotels and resorts. Check out the the best priced hotel accommodations in Chicago.

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