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Flights to Washington, D.C. in 2023

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average price$192Average for round-trip flights in January 2023
Round-trip from$97From New York to Washington, D.C.
One-way from$52One-way flight from New York to Washington, D.C.

Cheap flights to Washington, D.C. in January, February 2023

The best prices found for WAS flights for January, February
Feb 7 - Feb 14
EWR

Newark

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

6h 10m
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

EWR

Newark

1 stop

9h 17m
$97

Spirit Airlines

Deal found 1/24

Feb 21 - Feb 28
EWR

Newark

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

25h 47m
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

EWR

Newark

1 stop

13h 08m
$103

Spirit Airlines

Deal found 1/24

Feb 21 - Feb 28
EWR

Newark

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

23h 09m
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

EWR

Newark

1 stop

9h 17m
$105

Spirit Airlines

Deal found 1/24

Washington, D.C. 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington, D.C. found for this year
Feb 7 - Feb 14
EWR

Newark

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

6h 10m
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

EWR

Newark

1 stop

9h 17m
$97

Spirit Airlines

Deal found 1/24

Feb 21 - Feb 28
EWR

Newark

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

25h 47m
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

EWR

Newark

1 stop

13h 08m
$103

Spirit Airlines

Deal found 1/24

Feb 21 - Feb 28
EWR

Newark

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

23h 09m
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

EWR

Newark

1 stop

9h 17m
$105

Spirit Airlines

Deal found 1/24

Last minute flights to Washington, D.C.

Late deals on round-trip flights to Washington, D.C., departing today and this week
Feb 3 - Feb 18
LGA

New York LaGuardia

IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

Nonstop

1h 20m
IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

LGA

New York LaGuardia

Nonstop

1h 26m
$123

United Airlines

Deal found 1/24

Feb 3 - Feb 18
LGA

New York LaGuardia

DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

Nonstop

1h 43m
DCA

Washington, D.C. Reagan-National

LGA

New York LaGuardia

Nonstop

1h 16m
$126

American Airlines

Deal found 1/24

Feb 1 - Feb 2
EWR

Newark

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

9h 06m
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

EWR

Newark

1 stop

9h 09m
$127

Spirit Airlines

Deal found 1/24

One-way flights to Washington, D.C.

The cheapest one-way flights to Washington, D.C.
Mar 22
LGA

New York LaGuardia

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

7h 00m
$52

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 1/26

Feb 9
EWR

Newark

IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

1 stop

9h 02m
$52

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 1/25

Mar 1
LGA

New York LaGuardia

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

6h 48m
$53

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 1/25

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Washington, D.C.

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

Delta
7.9
Good
1,995 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

JetBlue
7.7
Good
360 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,141 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

Sun Country Air
7.6
Good
71 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The line at TSA took me 2.5-3 hours to get through and I was behind on my flight time by 20 minutes. I was told some flights would be delayed and they would wait but when I arrived the flight had already taken off. I showed up on time and even then 2 and a half hours was not enough time to make my flight. I had to rent a car and drive from Vegas to San Diego at 8:00pm. I just hoped the airport would have notified their passengers a lot better.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Washington, D.C.?

The cheapest ticket to Washington, D.C. found for each month in 2023 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$278

February

$256

March

$297

April

$332

May

$361

June

$412

July

$413

August

$344

September

$318

October

$312

November

$319

December

$289

Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Washington, D.C.. Flying to Washington, D.C. in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Washington, D.C.?

Average Washington, D.C. flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2023 and 2024 by month

NYC - WAS

Price

$216 - $376

WAS

Temperature

35.6 - 80.6 °F

WAS

Rainfall

2.6 - 4 inches

Peak Season

The peak season for tourists to take flights to Washington, D.C. are between March and August. March/April is particularly busy for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a large well-attended event held over three weeks. Other busy periods include the time when Congress is in session, and from mid-January through June, when lobbyists and demonstrators fill up the hotels and restaurants. It is recommended to book flights to Washington, D.C. in advance during this period.

Off Season

The quietest times are late August into early September and the period between Thanksgiving and mid-January. Winters in Washington, D.C. are cool, with the average temperature from mid-December to mid-February hovering around 40 degrees Fahrenheit. D.C. can also experience some snow during this season. These times are when Washington, D.C. is the coldest, but you are more likely to find the cheapest flights to Washington, D.C. and better hotel rates.

When is the best time to book a flight to Washington, D.C.?

The best times to book flights to Washington, D.C. weather-wise are spring and autumn, when the weather is at its most pleasant and warm. Summers can get very hot and humid with temperatures generally ranging between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, but sometimes as high as 100 degrees Fahrenheit. When searching for cheap flights to Washington, D.C. book outside of major annual events such as the 4th of July as prices for flight tickets will increase. If you’re not a budget traveler then celebrating this significant event in the capital of the United States of America would be a wonderful experience, especially for the iconic fireworks display.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Washington, D.C.?

The cheapest day to fly to Washington, D.C. is usually Friday. At the moment, Monday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Washington, D.C.?

Flights in the afternoon are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Washington, D.C.. Flights at noon are usually the most expensive.

Washington D.C. Travel Guide

Washington, D.C., formally known as the District of Columbia and often referred to as “Washington” or “D.C.”, was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. The country’s capital is home to the President of the United States, the Senate, the House of Representatives and hundreds of memorials paying homage to the country’s vibrant, and often turbulent, past. It also has some of the nation’s most important historic monuments.

There’s more than politics to this city, however. Its museums and art galleries are famed around the world. Entertainment gurus will awe at the sight of Dorothy’s ruby slippers and Fonzie’s leather jacket at the Smithsonian American History Museum. Take a walk through the First Ladies exhibition and admire the inaugural gowns of Lady Bird Johnson, Jackie Kennedy and more. The National Mall – a green park stretching from the U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial – is a common ground for protests and demonstrations. Other attractions include the National Zoo, the International Spy Museum, and check out the National Museum of Health and Medicine if you have time. It’s a museum you won’t soon forget. Of course you also have the White House, the Jefferson Memorial, the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and much more.

You will discover some great seafood restaurants, steak houses, sushi bars, Italian restaurants and nearly any cuisine you crave. Some of the world’s best chefs have restaurants in the D.C. area. If you like sports, the Washington Nationals baseball team and the Washington Redskins football team are the two prominent professional franchises in the city. There are numerous discos and nightclubs in the Georgetown area. There are also intimate comedy clubs featuring some terrific political comedians.

So, whether you’re here for a business trip, checking out the museums and monuments, or cheering on the Nationals, there is an endless supply of activities that await you when you book flights to Washington, D.C. Here are some tips to help you plan and enjoy the smoothest possible trip.

What’s the weather like in Washington, D.C.?

Spring and fall seasons have the most pleasant weather. Summers in Washington are hot, sometimes exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and very humid. The coldest weather in D.C. is from around November through February, though it’s still a bit milder than other cities further up the coast, such as Boston for example.

How long is the flight to Washington, D.C.?

Washington Dulles International Airport is the fourth largest in the country and accommodates flights from both U.S. and international carriers. If you’re traveling from Minneapolis or another city in the Midwest, expect to be in the air just under two hours. Flights from Los Angeles generally take around four and a half hours, while flights from Houston take approximately two and a half hours. International flights from London typically last around eight hours. Certain weather conditions and mechanical issues can sometimes lead to delays, so it’s always important to double check your flight times before heading to the airport to stay up-to-date on any last minute changes.

Which airlines fly to Washington, D.C.?

Washington Dulles International Airport serves several U.S. and international carriers for non-stop flights, including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines. International carriers served by Washington Dulles include Virgin Atlantic, Austrian Airlines, Icelandair, Korean Air and Lufthansa. Many of the same domestic carriers serve Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport as well, though most international flights are routed through Washington Dulles.

What should you pack for a flight to Washington, D.C.?

Residents of Washington, D.C. enjoy all four seasons, so what you pack for your flight depends greatly on the weather. If you’re heading to our nation’s capital during the summer months, prepare for humid weather and pack loose, breathable, lightweight clothing, as well as light sweaters or button-down shirts to have on hand when entering establishments with air conditioning.

During the winter months and into March, Washington is known to be cold and snowy, so be sure to pack warm clothing that’s easy to layer, along with a winter coat, hat, scarf and gloves. Depending on the snow conditions or rainfall in early spring, it is also a good idea to pack a pair of snow boots or rain boots.

As far as accessories and toiletries, you’ll want to pack a bag that you can carry onto the airplane filled with travel-size shampoo, deodorant, oral hygiene supplies and first-aid supplies to ensure you’re covered in the event of any flight delays. During the summer months, make sure to pack extra sunscreen and a sun hat if you plan to walk the grounds in front of the White House or take in any other outdoor attractions. Last but not least, pack your camera and any video equipment you need to capture all the sights and sounds of the city.

Getting to and around Washington, D.C.

Flights to the Washington, D.C. area land at either Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which is the closest commercial airport to the capital (about 3 miles), or Dulles International Airport (IAD) 26 miles west of the city, which is the larger of the two. Most international flights arrive at Dulles. To reach Washington, D.C. from Dulles, the quickest way is to catch the Silver Line Express Bus to the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station, an adult fare costs just a few dollars each way. Taxis are available on the lower level of the main terminal outside of the baggage claim to provide transportation to your lodging accommodations. Shuttle van services are also available. If renting a car from the Main Terminal companies provide free shuttles to the rental lot. The Fairfax Connector shuttle bus also picks up passengers from the second curb next to the baggage claim and stops at the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum, the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride, and L’Enfant Plaza in D.C. The city center from Ronald Reagan airport is much closer, and you can either use the Metrorail (subway), bus or a taxi to get there in a short amount of time. Here are some in-depth guides to both of these airports in Washington, D.C. for your reference.

Washington is an easy city to get around: the center is the area around the National Mall. This area is easily accessible on foot, with most museums and monuments within easy walking distance. The streets in Washington are laid out in a grid, with numbered streets going in one direction and alphabetized streets going the other. The city is divided into four quadrants, with the Capitol building centering them all. Most of the major sights are within walking distance, but you can easily take the bus or Metrorail if you get tired of walking. Bicycling is also very popular in the city; both locals and tourists cycle. Washington can get very hot in the summer months, so light clothes and plenty of water are recommended, especially if you plan on doing a lot of walking.

What are some things to do in Washington, D.C.?

Washington, D.C. offers plenty of options when it comes to tourist attractions, dining, entertainment and basking in the natural beauty of the area. If you’re visiting D.C. in spring or summer, sign up for a paddle boat tour along the Potomac River and check out the gorgeous scenery and waterfront homes, or head to Woodley Park and visit the National Zoo. During both the summer and winter months, visit the White House or book a tour of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, where you’ll get an up-close and personal glimpse of life in the 1800’s. In addition to the gorgeous estate, the Mount Vernon grounds house a working blacksmith shop, a farm, and a museum with over 700 artifacts.

For some local history and incredible sightseeing, visit the National Mall and view the Washington Monument in all its splendor, stop by the U.S. Capitol building, then finish your tour at the Lincoln Memorial. You can also catch a shuttle from the National Mall and travel to the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum to learn about the local Anacostia neighborhood that dates back to 1967. The museum also contains over a thousand cultural artifacts and artwork from local African-American artists.

Washington, D.C. houses an abundance of restaurants, ranging from local mom and pop staples to fine dining establishments offering the latest in culinary cuisine. After touring the National Mall, grab a bite at Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington’s oldest bar and grill. Established in 1856, this popular eatery is just around the corner from the White House and serves some of the best seafood in the area. For a cozy atmosphere and some tasty steak, stop by Charlie Palmer Steak in Capitol Hill.

Tips for your stay in Washington, D.C.

  • Visit the fantastic and intriguing National Museum of the American Indian, one of many museums in the city.
  • Take a trip to U Street Corridor, or Washington’s “Black Broadway”, and watch a show at the Lincoln Theatre.
  • Find time to head down the Historic Georgetown waterfront which is now a bustling haven for keen shoppers.
  • Go and wander around the National Mall which houses the vast majority of America’s most famous monuments.
  • Explore the National Archives library, home to the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
  • Have a look at the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and a number of America’s war memorials, including the National World War II Memorial.
  • Discover the division of power in U.S. Government by visiting the Capitol Building, the Supreme Court and the White House.
  • Security concerns mean that many Washington, D.C. attractions won’t let visitors bring their bags or cameras in with them. Storage is sometimes available, but don’t count on it; it’s best not to carry too much that won’t fit into a pocket while visiting.

Finding Flights from Washington, D.C.

Interested in extending your vacation once your D.C. trip ends, or traveling to a new destination outside of D.C? Washington Dulles International and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport accommodates a wide selection of airlines, including American Airlines, Jet Blue, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines, making it easy to book an outbound flight.

Here are some common U.S. flight routes, along with some amazing flight deals:

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To get yourself to the Washington Dulles International Airport, the city offers both taxi services and ride-sharing services such as Uber or Lyft. The Silverline express bus also offers direct service between the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station and Dulles Terminal. The express bus ride takes approximately fifteen minutes to arrive at the airport, so be sure to plan your time accordingly. Shuttle services such as Super Shuttle, DC Car and Limo Service, and DC Airport Shuttle offer convenient shuttle service to Washington Dulles Airport as well. If you plan to take a shuttle, it’s always a good idea to contact your preferred service twenty-four hours in advance and schedule your ride to ensure a stress-free trip to the airport. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is much closer to the capital but depending on the time of the day the area can be quite busy so it’s likely a good idea to plan ahead for some traffic and a bustling terminal.

Once you choose a destination, be sure to check out our Washington, D.C. airport guides for more detailed travel information and helpful tips.

How popular are flights to Washington, D.C. this year?

There has been a 46% increase in demand for Washington, D.C. flights over the last year.

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