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Chicago travel tips

1) Visit the modern public Millennium Park on the shores of Lake Michigan

Millennium Park, a part of Chicago's Grant Park, is an oasis of natural and architectural compositions, contemporary installations, and picturesque corners. Its territory is 9.9 hectares. There is a Boeing Gallery with a contemporary art exhibition, Crown Fountain interactive fountains, many restaurants, Lurie Garden, and much more.

2) Walk the scenic BP Pedestrian Bridge in Chicago

The BP Pedestrian Bridge is a beautiful bridge that connects Chicago's most famous Millenium Park to another green space, Maggie Daley Park. There you will find many playgrounds and swings that even adults can ride on.

3) In some shops in Chicago, tourists can get an additional discount

Some stores give additional discounts to tourists (for example, Macy’s offers about 10%). Therefore, take your passport or its copy with you and ask the seller if you are entitled to a discount.

Travelers usually depart from Baltimore–Washington International, Washington Dulles International, Ronald Reagan Washington National, Washington, DC - Union Station, or Washington DC - Parking Convention Center DC when they travel from Washington, D.C. to Chicago. Book your trip to arrive at O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago, IL - Union Station, Chicago Rockford International, or Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station. The distance between Washington, D.C. and Chicago is 946 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Frontier Airlines. Washington, D.C. and Chicago have 347 direct flights per week.

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

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
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

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Washington, D.C. to Chicago?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Washington, D.C. and Chicago takes around 2.2 hours.
What is the flight distance between Washington, D.C. and Chicago?
The flight distance between Washington, D.C. and Chicago is 946 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Washington, D.C. and Chicago?
Several carriers operate flights between Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include United Airlines, American Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Washington, D.C.?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Washington, D.C. and Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Phoenix, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, London, Salt Lake City, San Diego, New Orleans, Houston, San Salvador, Paris, Dallas, Barcelona, Tampa, Mexico City.
What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver, Orlando, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tampa, Miami, Salt Lake City, New York, Atlanta, London, Sacramento, Minneapolis, Mexico City, Paris, Austin, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Rome.
Which airports are there in Washington, D.C.?
Washington, D.C. is mainly served by Baltimore–Washington International. But there are other airports nearby, including Washington Dulles International, Ronald Reagan Washington National.
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, Charlottesville–Albemarle, New Castle Airport, Hagerstown Regional.
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, Decatur.
What buses and trains depart from Washington, D.C.?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Washington, D.C., including Amtrak train, Peter Pan Bus.
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