There are 8 ways to get from Washington to Chicago by plane, train, bus or car

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What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Washington to Chicago every 2 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Washington to Chicago once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $310 and the journey takes 17 h 40 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Clarksburg
Avg. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Avg. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Avg. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Covington
Avg. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Avg. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Avg. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Avg. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Avg. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway
Avg. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Pittsburgh
Avg. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Norfolk
Avg. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Avg. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Avg. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Covington
Avg. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Avg. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Avg. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Avg. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Avg. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Avg. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Avg. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Avg. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
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Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Avg. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington D.C. to Chicago, IL
Avg. Duration
19 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Washington to Chicago?

The distance between Washington and Chicago is 956 km. The road distance is 1120 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Washington to Chicago?

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Chicago is to drive which costs $85 and takes 11 h 35 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Washington to Chicago?

The quickest way to get from Washington to Chicago is to fly which takes 3 h 43 min and costs $200.

Is there a direct train between Washington and Chicago?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17 h 40 min.

Is there a direct bus between Washington and Chicago?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington D.C. and arriving at Chicago, IL. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19 h 44 min.

How long does it take to get from Washington to Chicago?

It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Washington to Chicago, including transfers.