Flights from Washington to Chicago

Flight information Washington to Chicago

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Average flight time, total distance 620 miles

1h 49min

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Chicago O'Hare International, Chicago Pal-Waukee, Chicago Dupage County, Chicago Midway and others

5 airports

Flight Information

Chicago has five airports; flights from Washington to Chicago might leave from Ronald Reagan International Airport (DCA) and land at Midway International Airport (MDW) or O'Hare International Airport (ORD). You'll have a choice of nonstop flights or those that have one stop. Cheap flights from Washington to Chicago might leave from Baltimore Airport (BWI) and arrive at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

To book the best flight and route, you can look for times and airlines for flights from Washington to Chicago. Airlines that offer non-stop flights from Washington to Chicago include Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines. Delta Airlines, JetBlue, and Alaska Airlines offer connecting flights. If you are flying into O'Hare Airport on Delta, American Airlines, or JetBlue, you will be arriving at Terminal 3. United Airlines flies into Terminal 1.

You can find many dining choices at this airport. Savour an American hot dog at America's Dog at Terminal 1. Chili’s Too is located here as well as in Terminals 2 and 3. Ciao Gourmet Market and La Tapenade Mediterranean Cafe are in Terminal 1. Shoppers can visit popular choices such as Brighton or Brooks Brothers in Terminal 1. When flying from Washington to Chicago, allow two to three hours for check-in before your departure as both cities have very busy airports. You will need your passport to travel from Washington to Chicago, but a visa is not necessary.

The Weather in Chicago

Chicago is farther north than Washington, D.C., and is cooler. The average maximum temperature in Chicago is 15.8 °C whereas in Washington it is 19.3 °C. Bring a sweater or jacket when travelling to Chicago; the average minimum temperature is 6.7 °C compared to Washington's 9.8 °C. If you are going during the summer, you may experience temperatures that average 23 °C in July. July is also the month with the most sunshine hours. Winter in Chicago can be cold, although, it is ideal for winter sports.

Getting Around in Chicago

Public transport and the CYA Blue Line can take you right into the city. You'll encounter a time difference of one hour when flying from Washington to Chicago. Chicago is one hour earlier than Washington, so set your watch accordingly.

What to See and Do in Chicago

The city is ethnically diverse, so prepare for a variety of unique dining options. One bonus is that Chicago is 31% cheaper when it comes to dining out. Entertainment is also cheaper in Chicago than in Washington. Since you'll be able to find cheap flights from Washington to Chicago, a less expensive flight might leave you more for the dining and entertainment experience.

You might visit the Museum of Science and Industry or view the extensive collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. There is also the eclectic Navy Pier and an abundance of public parks for entertainment, natural beauty, and relaxation.

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