Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Washington (LAX - WAS)

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The best prices from Los Angeles to Washington are usually found in August or July, booked 29 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Los Angeles (LAX) to Washington (WAS)

All the information you need to plan the best LAX to WAS flight in 2021: compare Los Angeles to Washington flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Washington.
LAX - WAS
Price
$236 - $377
WAS
Temperature
35.6 - 80.6 °F
WAS
Precipitation
2.6 - 4 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$236

From Los Angeles to Washington (WAS)

One-way from

$37

One-way flight from Los Angeles to Washington (WAS)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Los Angeles to Washington?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Tuesday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Los Angeles to Washington (LAX - WAS)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Los Angeles to Washington is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 43% on airfare.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Los Angeles to Washington?

To save up to 10% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 23 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Los Angeles to Washington from $289 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $317 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Los Angeles to Washington?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Washington. Flights to Washington from Los Angeles in August are about $290 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $128.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Washington in October, November 2021

The best prices found for LAX to WAS flights for October, November
10 Nov - 15 Nov
$77pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
4 Nov - 8 Nov
$78pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
3 Nov - 6 Nov
$79pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to Washington 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington from Los Angeles found for this year
10 Nov - 15 Nov
$77pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
4 Nov - 8 Nov
$78pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
3 Nov - 6 Nov
$79pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to Washington from Los Angeles

Save time with Los Angeles to Washington direct flight deals
10 Nov - 15 Nov
$77pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
4 Nov - 8 Nov
$78pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
3 Nov - 6 Nov
$79pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from Los Angeles to Washington

Late deals on round-trip flights to Washington from Los Angeles, departing today and this week
28 Oct - 1 Nov
$87pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
28 Oct - 8 Nov
$89pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
30 Oct - 2 Nov
$92pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Washington from Los Angeles

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to Washington
5:10 pm - 12:59 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
4h 49m
LAX - BWI
Spirit Airlines
$37
lastminute.com
5:00 pm - 12:58 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
4h 58m
LAX - BWI
Spirit Airlines
$38
FlyFar
5:10 pm - 12:56 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
4h 46m
LAX - BWI
Spirit Airlines
$39
CheapOair

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Los Angeles</span> to <span class="emphasized">Washington</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to Washington

What airport do you fly from for flights from Los Angeles to Washington?

If you book a flight to Washington from Los Angeles, you will be flying from Los Angeles, which is the city’s only airport. Los Angeles (LAX) is located 9.4 mi from the center of Los Angeles. There are 26 flights from Los Angeles to Washington per day from 9 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Los Angeles to Washington have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Alaska Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Los Angeles to Washington for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to Washington for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $77, but on average you can expect to pay $91.

Are there nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Washington for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Los Angeles to Washington under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Washington is less than $99.

Are there last-minute flights available from Los Angeles to Washington for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Los Angeles to Washington within the next 7 days for less than $100.

What days are nonstop flights available from Los Angeles to Washington?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from Los Angeles to Washington on average per day?

On average, you can expect to see 11 flights from Los Angeles to Washington a day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 55% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 45% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Los Angeles to Washington?

A quick flight from Los Angeles to Washington can take about 4h 58m. Spirit Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $77. The distance between Los Angeles and Washington is about 2296 mi. All flights are typically nonstop.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Los Angeles to Washington round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Los Angeles to Washington round-trip from $77. Spirit Airlines is currently priced 73% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the most popular routes from Los Angeles to Washington?

Most travelers choose Los Angeles - Washington Reagan-National, Los Angeles - Baltimore/Washington or Los Angeles - Washington Dulles Intl when deciding on the best route from Los Angeles to Washington.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Los Angeles to Washington?

When booking a flight from Los Angeles to Washington, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to Washington?

On average you can expect to pay $750 for a flight from Los Angeles to Washington. The cheapest flight overall is $131 while the most popular route, (Los Angeles - Washington Reagan-National) is currently priced at $151.

What are the most reliable airlines from Los Angeles to Washington?

Before booking your flight to Washington from Los Angeles, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Air China (94%), SAS (94%), United Airlines( 92%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Washington, DC

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Washington from Los Angeles?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Washington within the United States

Most visitors from Los Angeles need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Washington.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Washington.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles are not required to quarantine after entering Washington.

Do I need a test to fly back to Los Angeles from Washington?

Returning to Los Angeles from Washington

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Washington must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Los Angeles.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Washington are not required to quarantine after entering Los Angeles.

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Destination information for Washington

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Los Angeles to Washington.
Flight duration from LAX to Washington
5h 23m
Average temperature for October in Washington
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Washington
3.7 ″

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan-National (DCA)

Top 8 airlines flying from Los Angeles to Washington

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Los Angeles to Washington choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
$105 $250 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$106 $241 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$123 $318 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$127 $352 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$128 $356 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$132 $346 No cancel fee N/A
Sun Country Air
$149 $288 No cancel fee 83%
JetBlue
$151 $289 No cancel fee 62%

Hourly flight availability from Los Angeles to Washington

See what time of day planes typically take off from Los Angeles towards Washington.
Morning 6 AM to noon 54% of LAX to WAS departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 33% of LAX to WAS departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 12% of LAX to WAS departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of LAX to WAS departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Los Angeles to Washington
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Los Angeles to Washington.
Sunday
26 daily flights
Monday
31 daily flights
Tuesday
29 daily flights
Wednesday
32 daily flights
Thursday
30 daily flights
Friday
19 daily flights
Saturday
20 daily flights
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