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$42

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$130

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$154

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$187

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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 999 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and American Airlines. Washington, D.C. and Chicago have 401 direct flights per week.

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

United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Most travelers from Baltimore, BWI can enter Chicago, ORD.

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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 2.3 hours.
What is the flight distance between Washington, D.C. and Chicago?
The flight distance between Washington, D.C. and Chicago is 999 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 American Airlines, United 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, Richmond International, Norfolk International, Trenton–Mercer, Harrisburg International, Lehigh Valley International, Atlantic City International, Lancaster, Altoona–Blair County, Hagerstown Regional.
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, South Bend International, Quad City International, Central Illinois Regional, Muskegon County, University of Illinois Willard.
What buses and trains depart from Washington, D.C.?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Washington, D.C., including Peter Pan Bus, Amtrak train.
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