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There are 9 ways to get from Washington to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) by plane, train, subway, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway  •  3h 5m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DCA - MDW

$103 - $413

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Bus via Cicero & 24th Place  •  20h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il 1607 / ...

$83 - $114

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Train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago Midway  •  3h 24m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BWI - MDW

$131 - $502

Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare, subway  •  4h 25m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DCA - ORD
  2. Take the subway from Washington/Wabash to Midway

$102 - $372

Fly Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare, subway  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) IAD - ORD
  2. Take the subway from Washington/Wabash to Midway

$112 - $386

Train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BWI - ORD

$110 - $461

Train  •  18h 29m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...

$86 - $120

Bus  •  22h

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago Amtrak, Il 4447

$84 - $116

Drive  •  11h 37m

  1. Drive from Washington to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) 700.7 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) is to fly which costs $100 - $420 and takes 3h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) station. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Midway Orange Line Station via Harrison & Morgan and Cicero & 24th Place. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 17m.

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The distance between Washington and Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) is 601 miles. The road distance is 700.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) without a car is to train which takes 18h 29m and costs $85 - $120.

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It takes approximately 3h 5m to get from Washington to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), including transfers.

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Washington to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) is to fly which takes 3h 5m and costs $100 - $420. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $120 and takes 18h 29m, you could also bus via Cicero & 24th Place, which costs $80 - $120 and takes 20h 17m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Washington to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chicago, Il station.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW).
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  • Distance: 601.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 5m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Washington to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) every 2 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Washington to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 17h 40m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Buffalo
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Staunton
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Buffalo
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Covington
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $110
First Class
$75 - $190
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $250
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
Bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
21h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $180

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Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) is 1h behind Washington. It is currently 3:12 AM in Washington and 2:12 AM in Chicago Midway Airport (MDW).

Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) is 701 miles. It takes approximately 11h 37m to drive from Washington to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW).

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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There are 1007+ hotels available in Chicago Midway Airport (MDW). Prices start at $102 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15m and costs $2 - $4.

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