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
48.2 - 89.6 °F
WAS
Rainfall
2.4 - 4.2 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

One-way from

$97

One-way flight from Los Angeles to Washington

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?

Tuesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 32%.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Los Angeles to Washington, book at least 43 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 14% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $262 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $293.

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

August can be a great time to fly to Washington from Los Angeles with a flight ticket averaging about $285. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $90. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Los Angeles to Washington in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 43% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Washington in June, July 2021

The best prices found for LAX to WAS flights for June, July
7 Jul - 14 Jul
$175pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
28 Jul - 4 Aug
$194pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
13 Jul - 20 Jul
$196pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 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
30 Sep - 4 Oct
$108pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
16 Sep - 20 Sep
$127pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
17 Aug - 24 Aug
$149pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to Washington from Los Angeles

Save time with Los Angeles to Washington direct flight deals
30 Sep - 4 Oct
$108pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
16 Sep - 20 Sep
$127pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
16 Sep - 23 Sep
$156pp
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
30 Jun - 13 Jul
$267pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
30 Jun - 29 Sep
$274pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
29 Jun - 13 Jul
$279pp
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
1:30 pm - 7:14 am
Sun Country Air
1 Stop
14h 44m
LAX - BWI
Sun Country Air
3:05 am - 11:08 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
5h 03m
LAX - IAD
Alaska Airlines
1:30 pm - 6:30 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
14h 00m
LAX - BWI
Multiple Airlines
$101
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to Washington

Are flight prices decreasing from Los Angeles to Washington due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Los Angeles and Washington for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Los Angeles to Washington to control the spread of COVID-19?

Alaska Airlines is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Los Angeles to Washington are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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.

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 24 flights from Los Angeles to Washington per day from 9 different airlines.

Can I find flights from Los Angeles to Washington for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to Washington for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $108, but on average you can expect to pay $159.

Are there nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Washington for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Los Angeles to Washington under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Washington is less than $167.

Are there last-minute flights available from Los Angeles to Washington for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Los Angeles to Washington within the next 7 days for less than $300.

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

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Thursday, Saturday.

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

On average 2 flights depart from Los Angeles to Washington per day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

Is Los Angeles weather warmer or cooler than Washington?

With an average temperature of 90 °F, peak weather can be found in July. As a traveler, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Washington are hotter than in Los Angeles.

How long is the flight from Los Angeles to Washington?

Airlines like Delta, United Airlines, and Alaska Airlines fly from Los Angeles to Washington in about 4h 55m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. The distance between Los Angeles and Washington is about 2296 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Los Angeles to Washington round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Los Angeles to Washington is Spirit Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $108 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Sun Country Air, starting at $181. You may be able to fly from Los Angeles to Washington for 62% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Los Angeles to Washington one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Alaska Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $65. However, be on the lookout for offers from Spirit Airlines and Frontier, as they are both options that can get you from Los Angeles to Washington for a low price.

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
5h 21m
Average temperature for June in Washington
86.0 °F
Avg rainfall for June in Washington
4.2 ″

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
Frontier
$106 $241 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$105 $250 No cancel fee 65%
Sun Country Air
$149 $288 No cancel fee 83%
JetBlue
$151 $289 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$123 $318 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$132 $346 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$127 $352 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$128 $356 No cancel fee 71%

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 47% of LAX to WAS departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 31% of LAX to WAS departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 21% 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
23 daily flights
Monday
26 daily flights
Tuesday
25 daily flights
Wednesday
25 daily flights
Thursday
23 daily flights
Friday
24 daily flights
Saturday
22 daily flights
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