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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
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expected price decrease
High Season:
April
Most popular time to fly
15%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$276
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$176
or less (round trip)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $176 or less.
The cheapest flight from Washington to Chicago O'Hare International was found 27 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be March, April and May. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 19% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Washington to Chicago O'Hare International Flights

How long does a flight from Washington to Chicago O'Hare International take?
An average nonstop flight takes 2h 00m, covering a distance of 609 miles.
How many flights are there between Washington and Chicago O'Hare International?
There are 1,304 (nonstop) flights between Washington and Chicago O'Hare International per week, averaging 196 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Washington to Chicago O'Hare International?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($157), United ($157) and American Airlines ($167).
Do I need a passport to fly between Washington and Chicago O'Hare International?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Washington and Chicago O'Hare International?
United (53 times daily), American Airlines (22 times daily), ANA (16 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Washington to Chicago O'Hare International?
For Washington to Chicago O'Hare International, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago O'Hare International back to Washington, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Washington to Chicago O'Hare International (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Washington
$157
only
$157
$157
only
$157
Destination
Chicago
$157
only
$157
Tue, Apr 10
DCA
ORD
2h 16m
Wed, Apr 11
ORD
DCA
1h 57m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Apr 28
IAD
ORD
2h 07m
Tue, May 1
ORD
IAD
1h 46m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 66 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
ORD
Okay 4.0

Nothing

Having to depart from another airport

IAD
ORD
Good 6.6

Nice crew and entertainment

3 hrs delay

IAD
ORD
Okay 4.0

Extended layover by over an hour

IAD
ORD
Good 7.0

Everything was fine but not having the option of personal device entertainment was annoying, really annoying, I don't appreciate that kind of cheapness annoying.

No personal device entertainment and I'm 5'2 and my legs felt cramped, I felt sorry for the two guys sitting next to me

IAD
ORD
Mediocre 2.6

We have to pay for entertainment The flight wasn't smooth honestly one of the worst ever Even counting the combat flights that I took to Iraq seriously I almost vomited and that never ever happened to me on a flight

Wed, Feb 21
DCA
ORD
2h 28m
Sat, Feb 24
ORD
DCA
1h 49m
Trip: 4 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 36 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DCA
ORD
Good 6.3

Boarding was quick (once started)

I flew from DC to Austin, through Chicago. Flight was late leaving DC, was late leaving Chicago (mad had a gate change that wasn't announced), and when we go to Austin had to sit in the runway for 20 minutes due to someone else at the gate. I don't know if this was all AA's fault, or just bad luck.

DCA
ORD
Good 6.6

They had no record of this portion of my trip, after a few people checked they found the Chicago to Ammon part so they added me onto a flight from Washington to Chicago. All should of went well from there but they sent me to the wrong gate. Luckily I just made it to the correct gate for boarding. Upon arriving at Chicago there was no one available to provide information on how to get to Royal Jordanian gates. Also on my AA portion of my flight coming into The U S in New York the flight was cancelled and I was told the next flight Available was next day (18hr delay) at the other NY airport. I had to have someone drive from D.C. (My destination) to pick me up

DCA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Arrived 40 minutes early

DCA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

ON TIME I want to mention GLORIA who was the flight attendant from ORD to Reagan on my way out. She was funny and had us laughing. I flew out Tuesday June 28th but didn't take the survey for that flight.

DCA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

On time, good service.

Tue, Feb 13
IAD
ORD
5h 08m
Wed, Feb 14
ORD
IAD
5h 37m
Trip: 2 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 7797 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
AUS
FLL
Okay 4.0

The in flight entertainment worked on this flight.

Flight delayed since early this morning, another 45 min delay on the tarmac and the wifi went out midflight. It wasn’t the most bubbly flight crew either, sort of miserable.

HPN
FLL
Excellent 8.6

Too many people with overhead baggage. It was zoo like.

JFK
BUF
Mediocre 3.0

A flight that was to leave at 6 am did not leave untill almost 9 AM because the maintenance was onboard and would not clear it.. They swapped airplanes gave us a new gate and the same problem at the new gate as well..... the maintenance is in the plane and we will begin boarding once they give us a green light...

JFK
CHS
Excellent 8.0

Everything

TPA
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

that flight was canceled. customer service is bad. they made it so hard to get refund.

Mon, Feb 5
IAD
ORD
4h 08m
Sat, Mar 3
ORD
IAD
4h 18m
Trip: 27 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15421 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
JFK
SLC
Good 6.3

Too many turbulences !!!

MSP
CUN
Good 6.3

On time, pretty friendly crew

Too small a plane for that long a trip. Bathrooms were VERY small & rare.

DTW
PVR
Excellent 8.6

Easy flight from check-in to boarding to deplaning.

Nothing really! No entertainment and nothing but almonds eaten.

MSP
SMF
Good 6.3

For a 3 hour flight no onboard entertainment. Such a let down

SJD
ATL
Good 7.6

Our Delta plane was brand spanking new. Everything worked and the inflight entertainment system was fantastic with many movies to choose from, free headphones, games, tv shows, etc. The crew was polite and the seating at least as comfortable as expected for a 4 hour flight.

The restrooms in the rear of the plane were remarkably small, even by airline standards. I'm a somewhat larger person and I fit, but I know a lot of people who would literally not be able to fit on the toilet without touching both of the sidewalls or risk getting stuck in there. The boarding process at San Jose Del Cabo was the most ridiculous setup I've ever experienced. There were numerous flights boarding out of the same gates and at least 3 or 4 lines for different destinations forming on a ramp just outside the gates. There were guys with signs trying to herd people into the correct lines and then loading the people onto buses which took you out to the planes. The planes were loading from both the front and rear doors and people were getting tangled up inside because of the haphazard loading process. Very easy for a person to end up on an incorrect plane!!

Tue, May 8
DCA
ORD
2h 00m
Sat, May 12
ORD
DCA
1h 48m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, May 9
IAD
ORD
2h 03m
Sat, May 12
ORD
IAD
1h 44m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 66 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
ORD
Good 7.0

Everything was fine but not having the option of personal device entertainment was annoying, really annoying, I don't appreciate that kind of cheapness annoying.

No personal device entertainment and I'm 5'2 and my legs felt cramped, I felt sorry for the two guys sitting next to me

IAD
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

My connecting flight from Chicago to Madison was cancelled with no explanation and no other alternatives provided, other than to get a hotel in Chicago and try to catch a flight to Madison the next day. United said they would not cover the cost of transportation to a hotel or the cost of the hotel. In addition, my luggage was misplaced and sent to Madison and could not be located. The number United provided to me to check on the whereabouts of my bag no one ever answered, even though I called multiple, multiple times.

IAD
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Worst shittiest experience! Delayed by 3 hours

IAD
ORD
Mediocre 2.6

We have to pay for entertainment The flight wasn't smooth honestly one of the worst ever Even counting the combat flights that I took to Iraq seriously I almost vomited and that never ever happened to me on a flight

IAD
ORD
Good 6.6

Nice crew and entertainment

3 hrs delay

Thu, Feb 22
DCA
ORD
2h 28m
Sat, Feb 24
ORD
DCA
1h 49m
Trip: 3 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 36 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DCA
ORD
Good 7.0

Overall the flight was good, on time

Nothing at this stage

DCA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

On time, good service.

DCA
ORD
Mediocre 3.0

Delayed flight caused us to become grounded on the Tarmac for an hour. We deplaned and waited another hour. Waited on the Tarmac once again for a half hour until we finally took off. Got in to ohare and had to wait on the Tarmac another half hour before they got us a gate. All in all, 4 hours of waiting and delays.

DCA
ORD
Good 7.3

Seating is a bit cramped.

DCA
ORD
Good 7.2

I liked that the flight was basically on time, boarding was a breeze, and the staff was professional, friendly, and helpful.

The seats! They were very uncomfortable. They were more comfortable than United, but less comfortable than JetBlue.

Wed, May 23
IAD
ORD
2h 05m
Sat, May 26
ORD
IAD
1h 44m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 66 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
ORD
Mediocre 2.6

We have to pay for entertainment The flight wasn't smooth honestly one of the worst ever Even counting the combat flights that I took to Iraq seriously I almost vomited and that never ever happened to me on a flight

IAD
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Great fly very attenty personal

IAD
ORD
Good 7.3

Everything for this flight was as expected for my ticket purchase.

I had no problems with this flight.

IAD
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Worst shittiest experience! Delayed by 3 hours

IAD
ORD
Okay 4.0

Extended layover by over an hour

Tue, Mar 13
IAD
ORD
6h 39m
Sat, Apr 21
ORD
IAD
5h 35m
Trip: 40 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Apr 17
DCA
ORD
2h 25m
Thu, Apr 19
ORD
DCA
1h 52m
Trip: 3 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 36 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DCA
ORD
Good 7.2

I liked that the flight was basically on time, boarding was a breeze, and the staff was professional, friendly, and helpful.

The seats! They were very uncomfortable. They were more comfortable than United, but less comfortable than JetBlue.

DCA
ORD
Good 7.0

Overall the flight was good, on time

Nothing at this stage

DCA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Arrived 40 minutes early

DCA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

On time, good service.

DCA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

ON TIME I want to mention GLORIA who was the flight attendant from ORD to Reagan on my way out. She was funny and had us laughing. I flew out Tuesday June 28th but didn't take the survey for that flight.

Sat, Jun 2
IAD
ORD
2h 05m
Wed, Jun 6
ORD
IAD
1h 44m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 66 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
ORD
Okay 4.0

Nothing

Having to depart from another airport

IAD
ORD
Good 6.6

Nice crew and entertainment

3 hrs delay

IAD
ORD
Okay 4.0

Extended layover by over an hour

IAD
ORD
Excellent 9.0

No food

IAD
ORD
Good 7.0

Everything was fine but not having the option of personal device entertainment was annoying, really annoying, I don't appreciate that kind of cheapness annoying.

No personal device entertainment and I'm 5'2 and my legs felt cramped, I felt sorry for the two guys sitting next to me

Mon, Feb 5
DCA
ORD
3h 57m
Sat, Mar 3
ORD
DCA
5h 32m
Trip: 27 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15421 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
MSP
SMF
Good 6.3

For a 3 hour flight no onboard entertainment. Such a let down

JFK
CUN
Okay 4.0

The flight was delayed for 4 hours.

ATL
TYS
Excellent 9.5

Flight less than 2/3 full, lots of room for comfort. On time, no need to gate check carry on.

nothing, it was great.

TYS
ATL
Excellent 8.4

Everything went well...on time, quick boarding and free gate check of bag.

DTW
PVR
Excellent 8.6

Easy flight from check-in to boarding to deplaning.

Nothing really! No entertainment and nothing but almonds eaten.

Wed, May 9
DCA
ORD
2h 08m
Fri, May 11
ORD
DCA
1h 53m
Trip: 3 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 36 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DCA
ORD
Good 7.3

Seating is a bit cramped.

DCA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

On time, good service.

DCA
ORD
Mediocre 3.0

Delayed flight caused us to become grounded on the Tarmac for an hour. We deplaned and waited another hour. Waited on the Tarmac once again for a half hour until we finally took off. Got in to ohare and had to wait on the Tarmac another half hour before they got us a gate. All in all, 4 hours of waiting and delays.

DCA
ORD
Good 7.0

Overall the flight was good, on time

Nothing at this stage

DCA
ORD
Excellent 9.6

Good flight.

A little crowded

Sat, May 12
IAD
ORD
5h 35m
Mon, May 14
ORD
IAD
1h 44m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Feb 6
DCA
ORD
3h 56m
Sat, Feb 10
ORD
DCA
5h 08m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15421 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
JFK
CUN
Okay 4.0

The flight was delayed for 4 hours.

SJD
ATL
Good 7.6

Our Delta plane was brand spanking new. Everything worked and the inflight entertainment system was fantastic with many movies to choose from, free headphones, games, tv shows, etc. The crew was polite and the seating at least as comfortable as expected for a 4 hour flight.

The restrooms in the rear of the plane were remarkably small, even by airline standards. I'm a somewhat larger person and I fit, but I know a lot of people who would literally not be able to fit on the toilet without touching both of the sidewalls or risk getting stuck in there. The boarding process at San Jose Del Cabo was the most ridiculous setup I've ever experienced. There were numerous flights boarding out of the same gates and at least 3 or 4 lines for different destinations forming on a ramp just outside the gates. There were guys with signs trying to herd people into the correct lines and then loading the people onto buses which took you out to the planes. The planes were loading from both the front and rear doors and people were getting tangled up inside because of the haphazard loading process. Very easy for a person to end up on an incorrect plane!!

ATL
TYS
Excellent 9.5

Flight less than 2/3 full, lots of room for comfort. On time, no need to gate check carry on.

nothing, it was great.

TYS
ATL
Excellent 8.4

Everything went well...on time, quick boarding and free gate check of bag.

ORD
ATL
Excellent 10.0

My flight was great. Boarding was easy and the seats were comfortable.

Tue, Jan 30
IAD
ORD
5h 08m
Tue, Feb 6
ORD
IAD
5h 37m
Trip: 8 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 7797 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
BNA
BOS
Excellent 10.0

everything

MCO
DCA
Excellent 10.0

Thanks, Jet Blue! It was a great flight!

JFK
CHS
Excellent 8.0

Everything

JFK
AUS
Excellent 10.0

everything great

nothing - all was excellent

SJU
BOS
Excellent 8.0

They were very efficient on getting people on the plane

I had gotten sick on a flight....just a little and did not receive alot of help from staff as there was no bag for me in my seat. I had to clean up the area. I also found there was not spray if needed for this sort of accident. Other issue - which is just a general is people who bring the big suitcases and people who have smaller cannot get it in overhead due to the size. Also the fees for a second bag is ridiculous and it was unfortunate that I had to pay as if I did not then I would have been over. either way....lose lose

Fri, Mar 2
DCA
ORD
2h 28m
Mon, Mar 5
ORD
DCA
1h 52m
Trip: 4 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 36 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DCA
ORD
Good 7.2

I liked that the flight was basically on time, boarding was a breeze, and the staff was professional, friendly, and helpful.

The seats! They were very uncomfortable. They were more comfortable than United, but less comfortable than JetBlue.

DCA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

ON TIME I want to mention GLORIA who was the flight attendant from ORD to Reagan on my way out. She was funny and had us laughing. I flew out Tuesday June 28th but didn't take the survey for that flight.

DCA
ORD
Excellent 9.6

Good flight.

A little crowded

DCA
ORD
Mediocre 3.0

Delayed flight caused us to become grounded on the Tarmac for an hour. We deplaned and waited another hour. Waited on the Tarmac once again for a half hour until we finally took off. Got in to ohare and had to wait on the Tarmac another half hour before they got us a gate. All in all, 4 hours of waiting and delays.

DCA
ORD
Good 6.3

Boarding was quick (once started)

I flew from DC to Austin, through Chicago. Flight was late leaving DC, was late leaving Chicago (mad had a gate change that wasn't announced), and when we go to Austin had to sit in the runway for 20 minutes due to someone else at the gate. I don't know if this was all AA's fault, or just bad luck.

Mon, Jul 2
IAD
ORD
9h 21m
Tue, Jul 3
ORD
IAD
1h 49m
Trip: 2 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 66 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
ORD
Okay 5.6

No leg room

IAD
ORD
Mediocre 2.6

We have to pay for entertainment The flight wasn't smooth honestly one of the worst ever Even counting the combat flights that I took to Iraq seriously I almost vomited and that never ever happened to me on a flight

IAD
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Great fly very attenty personal

IAD
ORD
Okay 4.0

Extended layover by over an hour

IAD
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Omg the movie selection was amazing!!!!

Thu, Mar 15
DCA
ORD
5h 00m
Tue, Apr 10
ORD
DCA
1h 46m
Trip: 27 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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Washington to Chicago O'Hare International Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 2h 01m
Flights Arrive in Chicago O'Hare International
Flights Depart from Washington
Flight Price $157
Distance 609 miles
Airlines United, American Airlines, JetBlue, Delta
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