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)

NYC - WAS
Price
$134 - $227
WAS
Temperature
48.2 - 89.6 °F
WAS
Rainfall
2.4 - 4.2 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 to Washington

One-way from

$40

One-way flight from New York 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 New York to Washington?

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

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

To save up to 14% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 43 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from New York to Washington from $262 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $293 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from New York to Washington?

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Washington from New York. Prices for August average $285 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $90. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June. Opting for a August flight can save you 30% on your journey compared to booking in August

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

It’s optimal to fly from New York to Washington in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 12% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from New York to Washington in March, April 2021

21 Apr - 28 Apr
$59pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
14 Apr - 12 May
$68pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
15 Apr - 19 Apr
$70pp
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

21 Apr - 28 Apr
$59pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
1 Jun - 1 Jun
$59pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
14 Apr - 12 May
$68pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia

Non-stop flights to Washington from New York

1 Jun - 1 Jun
$59pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
21 Apr - 28 Apr
$59pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
14 Apr - 12 May
$68pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia

Last minute flights from New York to Washington

10 Mar - 16 Mar
$79pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
11 Mar - 15 Mar
$122pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
14 Mar - 16 Mar
$125pp
EWR
Newark
Frontier
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to Washington from New York

1:00 pm - 2:23 pm
American Airlines
Nonstop
1h 23m
LGA - DCA
American Airlines
10:32 am - 12:04 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 32m
LGA - IAD
United Airlines
$49
United
5:35 pm - 4:45 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
11h 10m
LGA - BWI
Multiple Airlines
$55
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Flight FAQs

From New York to Washington

Are flight prices decreasing from New York 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 New York 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 New York to Washington to control the spread of COVID-19?

Delta 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 New York 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 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 $59, but on average you can expect to pay $82.

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 $105.

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.

How many flights depart from New York to Washington on average per day?

Per day, 3 flights depart from New York to Washington on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 33% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 67% of flight departures

Is New York weather warmer or cooler than Washington?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 90 °F range in July. The weather in Washington is generally hotter than New York's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long is the flight from New York to Washington?

Airlines like United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta fly from New York to Washington in about 1h 10m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. The distance between New York and Washington is about 212 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

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

Flying on American Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Washington, with prices starting at $59. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Spirit Airlines and JetBlue, with the lowest prices starting at $69 and $96, respectively. American Airlines is currently priced 65% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is American Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $30. However, be on the lookout for offers from Spirit Airlines and Frontier, as they are both options that can get you from New York to Washington for a low price.

Destination information for Washington

Flight duration
1h 22m
Average temperature for March in Washington
59.0 °F
Avg rainfall for March in Washington
4.0 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan National (DCA)

Top 4 airlines flying from New York to Washington

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Delta
$117 $280 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$101 $285 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$117 $366 No cancel fee 71%
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

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 55% of NYC to WAS departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 23% of NYC to WAS departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 21% of NYC to WAS departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of NYC to WAS departures
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6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from New York to Washington
Sunday
33 daily flights
Monday
35 daily flights
Tuesday
33 daily flights
Wednesday
31 daily flights
Thursday
39 daily flights
Friday
34 daily flights
Saturday
17 daily flights