Cheap flights from New York to Washington (NYC - WAS)

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The best prices from New York to Washington are usually found in April or July, booked 32 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Saturday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
New York (NYC) to Washington (WAS)

All the information you need to plan the best NYC to WAS flight in 2021: compare New York to Washington flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Washington.
NYC - WAS
Price
$134 - $227
WAS
Temperature
35.6 - 80.6 °F
WAS
Precipitation
2.6 - 4 inches

Popular in

September

High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 22% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$134

From New York (NYC) to Washington (WAS)

One-way from

$44

One-way flight from New York (NYC) 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 month to fly from New York to Washington?

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to Washington from New York. Prices for April average $172 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $113. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of September. Opting for a April flight can save you 32% on your journey compared to booking in April

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from New York to Washington?

Travelers have found that booking a Thursday departure is the best way to save up to 52% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

How far in advance should I book a flight from New York to Washington?

Find a great deal and save up to 111% by booking at least 31 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from New York to Washington within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $235.

When is the cheapest time to fly from New York to Washington (NYC - WAS)?

When flying from New York to Washington, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 14% versus a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from New York to Washington in October, November 2021

The best prices found for NYC to WAS flights for October, November
2 Nov - 2 Nov
$72pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
2 Nov - 2 Nov
$77pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
American Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
10 Nov - 17 Nov
$79pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

New York to Washington 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington from New York found for this year
2 Nov - 2 Nov
$72pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
2 Nov - 2 Nov
$77pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
American Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
10 Nov - 17 Nov
$79pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

Non-stop flights to Washington from New York

Save time with New York to Washington direct flight deals
2 Nov - 2 Nov
$72pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
2 Nov - 2 Nov
$77pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
American Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
23 Nov - 27 Nov
$87pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
American Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

Last minute flights from New York to Washington

Late deals on round-trip flights to Washington from New York, departing today and this week
19 Oct - 26 Oct
$83pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
21 Oct - 23 Oct
$87pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
21 Oct - 26 Oct
$90pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia

One-way flights to Washington from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to Washington
2:00 am - 3:25 am
Major Airline
Nonstop
1h 25m
LGA - DCA
Major Airline
$44
StudentUniverse
9:24 am - 12:53 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
27h 29m
SWF - BWI
Frontier
$48
Kiwi.com
10:45 am - 11:56 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
1h 11m
JFK - BWI
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From New York to Washington

Which airlines flying from New York to Washington have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from New York to Washington have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Delta, United Airlines, and American Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Delta with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from New York to Washington for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to Washington for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $72, but on average you can expect to pay $86.

Are there nonstop flights from New York to Washington for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from New York to Washington under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to Washington is less than $104.

Are there last-minute flights available from New York to Washington for under $100?

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

What are the cheapest airlines flying from New York to Washington round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from New York to Washington is American Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $72 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Spirit Airlines and United Airlines, starting at $79 and $87 round-trip. Users have found that American Airlines is 58% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from New York to Washington one-way?

$37 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Spirit Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on American Airlines and Frontier, with prices starting from $39 and $42, respectively.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from New York to Washington?

Consider Train, American Airlines or Delta when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from New York to Washington.

What are the most reliable airlines from New York to Washington?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from New York to Washington consider choosing LATAM Airlines (95%), Aeromexico (87%) or Korean Air (87%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the most popular routes from New York to Washington?

The most popular route from New York to Washington is New York LaGuardia - Washington Reagan-National. You may also consider New York John F Kennedy Intl - Washington Reagan-National or New York John F Kennedy Intl - Washington Dulles Intl.

What are the cheapest flights from New York to Washington?

Looking for the cheapest flight from New York to Washington? While on average our users pay $263, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $98. The most popular route (New York LaGuardia - Washington Reagan-National), is priced around $97.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Washington, DC

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Washington from New York?

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

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New York are not required to quarantine after entering Washington.

Do I need a test to fly back to New York from Washington?

Returning to New York 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 New York.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Washington are not required to quarantine after entering New York.

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Destination information for Washington

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from New York to Washington.
Flight duration from New York to Washington
1h 16m
Average temperature for October in Washington
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Washington
3.7 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
New York Skyports SPB (NYS)

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan-National (DCA)

Top 4 airlines flying from New York to Washington

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from New York 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
United Airlines
$101 $285 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$117 $366 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$117 $280 No cancel fee N/A
Linear Air Taxi
$3,165 $6,169 No cancel fee N/A

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

Hourly flight availability from New York to Washington

See what time of day planes typically take off from New York towards Washington.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 43% of NYC to WAS departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 29% of NYC to WAS departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 24% of NYC to WAS departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 4% of NYC to WAS departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from New York to Washington
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from New York to Washington.
Sunday
75 daily flights
Monday
109 daily flights
Tuesday
114 daily flights
Wednesday
104 daily flights
Thursday
104 daily flights
Friday
98 daily flights
Saturday
60 daily flights
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