Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. (LAX - WAS)

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

How to find the cheapest flight from
Los Angeles (LAX) to Washington, D.C. (WAS)

All the information you need to plan the best LAX to WAS flight in 2022: compare Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Washington, D.C..
LAX - WAS
Price
$236 - $377
WAS
Temperature
35.6 - 80.6 °F
WAS
Rainfall
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, D.C. (WAS)

One-way from

$132

One-way flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. (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 month to fly from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.?

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, D.C.. Flights to Washington, D.C. from Los Angeles in August are about $290 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $128.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Wednesday, 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, D.C. (LAX - WAS)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. 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 22% on airfare.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.?

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, D.C. from $289 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $317 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. in May, June 2022

The best prices found for LAX to WAS flights for May, June
4 Jun - 14 Jun
$309pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
31 May - 7 Jun
$313pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
4 Jun - 15 Jun
$314pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington, D.C. from Los Angeles found for this year
31 Aug - 11 Sep
$237pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
31 Aug - 8 Sep
$240pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
23 Aug - 30 Aug
$243pp
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, D.C. from Los Angeles

Save time with Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. direct flight deals
31 Oct - 1 Nov
$240pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
23 Aug - 30 Aug
$243pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
27 Sep - 1 Oct
$246pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.

Late deals on round-trip flights to Washington, D.C. from Los Angeles, departing today and this week
28 May - 7 Jun
$366pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
28 May - 7 Jun
$384pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
28 May - 8 Jun
$388pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Washington, D.C. from Los Angeles

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.
7:15 pm - 6:47 am
United Airlines
1 Stop
8h 32m
LAX - DCA
United Airlines
$132
United
4:10 am - 2:57 pm
Delta
1 Stop
7h 47m
LAX - DCA
Delta
$133
Delta
5:35 pm - 4:42 am
JetBlue
1 Stop
8h 07m
LAX - DCA
JetBlue

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

Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.

What airport do you fly from for flights from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.?

If you book a flight to Washington, D.C. 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 36 flights from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. per day from 11 different airlines.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and American Airlines flying from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $237, but on average you can expect to pay $252.

Are there nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. is less than $274.

Are there last-minute flights available from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. for under $400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. within the next 7 days for less than $400.

What days are nonstop flights available from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Monday, Tuesday.

How many flights depart from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. on average per day?

Travelers can expect 2 flights from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

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

There are many flights that can get you from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. in 4h 46m. Fly via Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, or Delta to get the fastest option. Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. are separated by a distance of 2296 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. is Spirit Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $243 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are United Airlines and Delta, starting at $246 and $255 round-trip. Spirit Airlines is 16% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Spirit Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $119. Users have also found prices from $123 and $131 on United Airlines and American Airlines, respectively.

What are the most popular routes from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.?

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

What are the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.?

On average you can expect to pay $1,298 for a flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.. The cheapest flight overall is $16 while the most popular route, (Los Angeles - Baltimore/Washington) is currently priced at $252.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.?

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

What are the most reliable airlines from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.?

Before booking your flight to Washington, D.C. from Los Angeles, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Egypt Air (95%), Scandinavian Airlines (92%), Air China( 91%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Washington, D.C., DC

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Washington, D.C. from Los Angeles?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Washington, D.C. within the United States

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Washington, D.C..

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

Do I need a test to fly back to Los Angeles from Washington, D.C.?

Returning to Los Angeles from Washington, D.C.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Washington, D.C. must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Los Angeles.

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

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Destination information for Washington, D.C.

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C..
Flight duration from LAX to Washington, D.C.
5h 17m
Average temperature for May in Washington, D.C.
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Washington, D.C.
4.1 ″

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing Washington, D.C.

Reagan-National (DCA)

Top 9 airlines flying from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. 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
Juneyao Airlines
$10 $22 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Spirit Airlines
$103 $286 No cancel fee 65%
Alaska Airlines
$108 $301 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$113 $359 No cancel fee N/A
JetBlue
$117 $236 No cancel fee 62%
Frontier
$126 $296 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$137 $366 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$138 $391 No cancel fee 69%
Sun Country Air
$149 $288 No cancel fee 83%

Hourly flight availability from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.

See what time of day planes typically take off from Los Angeles towards Washington, D.C..
Morning 6 AM to noon 69% of LAX to WAS departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 17% of LAX to WAS departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 11% of LAX to WAS departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 3% of LAX to WAS departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C..
Sunday
34 daily flights
Monday
38 daily flights
Tuesday
35 daily flights
Wednesday
39 daily flights
Thursday
38 daily flights
Friday
38 daily flights
Saturday
34 daily flights
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