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Trip Chicago Washington D.C.

Plan your trip by train, bus, plane from Chicago to Washington D.C.

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How to get from Chicago to Washington D.C.?

We are suggesting 3 routes by train, bus, plane to plan your trip Chicago Washington D.C.. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Chicago-Washington D.C.

For your trip from Chicago (Illinois, United States) to Washington D.C. (District of Columbia, United States) with a distance of 595 mi you will be able to take 3 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The direct flight Chicago > Washington D.C. will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Chicago and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Midway International MDW airport, 6.8 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Washington D.C. (Ronald Reagan Washington National airport, IATA code: DCA) operated by Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines or United Airlines.
The train Chicago Washington D.C. is a direct bound.
Trains Capitol Limited of Amtrak to Washington D.C. leave from Chicago railway station in Chicago. Arrival in Washington D.C. will take place at Washington Union station (1.1 mi from the city centre).
Even though it is not possible to make the trip Chicago Washington D.C. only by bus, there are other means of transport (plane) that will complete the journey Chicago-Cleveland.
You will board a coach of MegaBus - US in Chicago. The bus will drop you off at Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center bus station (1.1 mi from Cleveland, United States). Please make sure to show up on time at Union Station bus station (2 mi from Chicago) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Cleveland.

Which carriers to travel between Chicago and Washington D.C.?

Airlines
Southwest Airlines carries out a flight from Midway International MDW airport situated 6.8 mi away from the city centre of Chicago to Washington D.C. (arrival at Ronald Reagan Washington National DCA airport)
Frontier Airlines flies on the route from O'Hare International ORD airport (located 16.2 mi from Chicago, United States) to Washington D.C. (serving Dulles International IAD airport)
American Airlines schedules the flight from O'Hare International ORD airport situated 16.2 mi away from the city centre of Chicago to Washington D.C. (arrival at Ronald Reagan Washington National DCA airport)
United Airlines ensures the flight route from O'Hare International ORD airport (located 16.2 mi from Chicago, United States) to Washington D.C. (serving Ronald Reagan Washington National DCA airport)
Spirit Airlines carries out a flight from O'Hare International ORD airport situated 16.2 mi away from the city centre of Chicago to Baltimore (arrival at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall BWI airport)
Railway companies
Amtrak provides a rail connection Chicago-Washington D.C. with the train Capitol Limited from Chicago railway station (2.2 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Washington Union at arrival (1.1 mi from centre)
Bus companies
The bus company MegaBus - US operates the intercity service from the bus station of Union Station in Chicago and to the one of Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center (Ohio United States)

Stop cities from Chicago or cities to visit near Washington D.C.

When travelling from Washington D.C. to Chicago by plane, bus, train, you might have to change at Cleveland, Baltimore located at 36 mi from Washington D.C., Cumberland 108 mi away from Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Harpers Ferry situated at 52 mi from Washington D.C., Alexandria at approximately 6 mi from Washington D.C., Waterloo located at 139 mi from Chicago (United States). If you have some time on your way to Washington D.C. or back to Chicago, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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