Travel from Chicago to Washington

Train, bus or fly from Chicago to Washington?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Washington every 2 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Washington once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $310 and the journey takes 17 h 25 min.

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How to get from Chicago to Washington

From Adams/Wabash subway to Chicago Midway airport, fly to Reagan Washington airport, then subway to Washington. 3 h 24 min $196. From Jackson-Blue subway to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Reagan Washington airport, then subway to Washington. 3 h 51 min $157. From Jackson-Blue subway to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Washington Dulles airport, then bus to Washington. 4 h 30 min $192. From Adams/Wabash subway to Chicago Midway airport, fly to Baltimore airport, bus to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak, then train to Washington. 4 h 10 min $295. From Jackson-Blue subway to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Baltimore airport, bus to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak, then train to Washington. 4 h 39 min $276. From Chicago Union Station Amtrak train to Washington Union Station Amtrak. 17 h 25 min $220. From Chicago, IL bus to Washington D.C.. 19 h 44 min $150. From Chicago drive to Washington. 11 h 34 min $83.
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      1 Fly Chicago Midway to Reagan Washington
      • One-Way approx: USD $104 - $418
      • Duration: 3 h 24 min
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      2 Fly Chicago O'Hare to Reagan Washington
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      • Duration: 3 h 51 min
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      3 Fly Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles
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      • Duration: 4 h 30 min
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      4 Fly Chicago Midway to Baltimore, train
      • One-Way approx: USD $152 - $559
      • Duration: 4 h 10 min
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      5 Fly Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore, train
      • One-Way approx: USD $127 - $510
      • Duration: 4 h 39 min
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      • Duration: 17 h 25 min
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      • Duration: 19 h 44 min
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      • Duration: 11 h 34 min
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