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Washington, D.C. travel tips

1) Take a peek at the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington DC

The building is striking in its monumentality and serves as a symbol of American justice. A well-thought-out infrastructure can be observed inside the building: cafes, showrooms, shops, an underground garage, and even a basketball court for employees. The halls are decorated with many sculptures.

2) Washington DC is a great place to ride a bike or scooter

Washington is safe enough for cycling. The most common bike rental service is Capital Bikeshare, with rental stations scattered throughout the city. 30 minutes cost $2 (€1.70), and a 24-hour pass is $8 (€6.80). You can also rent a Bird, Lime, or Lyft scooter – in this case, you pay $1 to unlock the scooter and then $0.15-0.40 per minute.

3) Tour local distilleries in Washington

For local spirits, sign up for a tasting at one of the distilleries in Washington. For example, you can visit One Eight, Green Hat, Republic Restoratives, or the Other Half.

Travelers usually depart from O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago, IL - Union Station, Chicago Rockford International, or Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station when they travel from Chicago to Washington, D.C.. Book your trip to arrive at Baltimore–Washington International, Washington Dulles International, Ronald Reagan Washington National, Washington, DC - Union Station, or Washington DC - Parking Convention Center DC. The distance between Chicago and Washington, D.C. is 928 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and Delta Air Lines. Chicago and Washington, D.C. have 338 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Washington, D.C., consider visiting National Mall, Lincoln Memorial, and Independence National Historical Park, PA, USA.

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United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
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Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
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Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Chicago to Washington, D.C.?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Chicago and Washington, D.C. takes around 1.9 hours.
What is the flight distance between Chicago and Washington, D.C.?
The flight distance between Chicago and Washington, D.C. is 928 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Chicago and Washington, D.C.?
Several carriers operate flights between Chicago and Washington, D.C.. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include United Airlines, American Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and London, Manchester, Athens, Dublin, New York, Las Vegas, Vilnius, Los Angeles, Denver, Orlando, Minneapolis, Barcelona, Austin, Edinburgh, San Francisco, Paris, Nashville, Atlanta, Glasgow, Riga.
What are the most popular routes to and from Washington, D.C.?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Washington, D.C. and London, Manchester, Toronto, San Salvador, Birmingham, Athens, San Juan, Orlando, Manila, Tallinn, San Francisco, Boston, Hyderabad, Los Angeles, Denver, Edinburgh, Bangkok, Taipei, Dublin, San Jose.
Which airports are there in Chicago?
Chicago is mainly served by O Hare International. But there are other airports nearby, including Chicago Midway International, Chicago Rockford International.
What airports are near Chicago?
The main airport in Chicago is O Hare International. It is also served by General Mitchell International, Gerald R. Ford International, Dane County Regional, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International, South Bend International, Central Illinois Regional, Fort Wayne International, Quad City International, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International, University of Illinois Willard.
What airports are near Washington, D.C.?
The main airport in Washington, D.C. is Baltimore–Washington International. It is also served by Philadelphia International, Norfolk International, Richmond International, Trenton–Mercer, Harrisburg International, Atlantic City International, Lehigh Valley International, New Castle Airport, Lancaster, Altoona–Blair County.
What buses and trains depart from Chicago?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Chicago, including Amtrak train, Greyhound.
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