Chicago to Washington, D.C. flights from £53

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Cheapest one-way trip

£53

Cheapest nonstop round-trip

£99

Cheapest round-trip

£147

Average round-trip

£180

Nonstop flights in November

£99 – £743

Round trips

Chicago ORDAtlanta ATLChicago ORD

Multiple carriers

£153
Chicago ORDAtlanta ATLChicago ORD

Multiple carriers

£159

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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 - Rosslyn. The distance between Chicago and Washington, D.C. is 946 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, and Spirit Airlines. Chicago and Washington, D.C. have 401 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Washington, D.C., consider visiting National Mall, Independence National Historical Park, PA, USA, and Lincoln Memorial.

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Check-in for a flight from Chicago to Washington, D.C.

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight

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.

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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 946 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 American Airlines, United 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 Gerald R. Ford International, General Mitchell International, Dane County Regional, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International, Fort Wayne International, Quad City International, Central Illinois Regional, South Bend International, Muskegon County, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International.
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, Lehigh Valley International, Atlantic City International, Shenandoah Valley Regional, Lancaster, Altoona–Blair County.
What buses and trains depart from Chicago?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Chicago, including Greyhound.
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