Cheap flights from Sacramento to Washington, D.C. (SMF - WAS)

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The best prices from Sacramento Intl to Washington, D.C. are usually found in August or September, booked 19 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Sacramento (SMF) to Washington, D.C. (WAS)

All the information you need to plan the best SMF to WAS flight in 2022: compare Sacramento to Washington, D.C. flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Washington, D.C..
SMF - WAS
Price
$291 - $466
WAS
Temperature
35.6 - 80.6 °F
WAS
Rainfall
2.6 - 4 inches

Popular in

April

High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 25% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$291

From Sacramento Intl to Washington, D.C. (WAS)

One-way from

$204

One-way flight from Sacramento Intl 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento in August are about $383 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $148.

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

Users have found that leaving on a Tuesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 16% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Sacramento to Washington, D.C. at least 29 days early can save you up to 16% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 29 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Sacramento to Washington, D.C. for as little as $410 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $442 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sacramento to Washington, D.C. (SMF - WAS)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Sacramento to Washington, D.C. in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 38% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the evening.

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

The best prices found for SMF to WAS flights for May, June
2 Jun - 5 Jun
$445pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl
6 Jun - 8 Jun
$453pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
     
3 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl
2 Jun - 5 Jun
$455pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Sacramento Intl to Washington, D.C. 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington, D.C. from Sacramento found for this year
13 Sep - 20 Sep
$226pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
6 Sep - 14 Sep
$308pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
13 Sep - 19 Sep
$317pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Non-stop flights to Washington, D.C. from Sacramento

Save time with Sacramento to Washington, D.C. direct flight deals
6 Sep - 14 Sep
$308pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
1 Oct - 8 Oct
$331pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
9 Sep - 12 Sep
$339pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Last minute flights from Sacramento to Washington, D.C.

Late deals on round-trip flights to Washington, D.C. from Sacramento, departing today and this week
2 Jun - 5 Jun
$445pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl
2 Jun - 5 Jun
$455pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
2 Jun - 5 Jun
$462pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

One-way flights to Washington, D.C. from Sacramento

The cheapest one-way flights from Sacramento to Washington, D.C.
7:54 am - 7:19 pm
Delta
1 Stop
8h 25m
SMF - BWI
Delta
$204
Delta
3:43 pm - 8:24 am
Frontier
1 Stop
13h 41m
SMF - DCA
Frontier
$206
Kiwi.com
3:59 pm - 1:25 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
42h 26m
SMF - IAD
Multiple Airlines
$211
Kiwi.com

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

Flight FAQs

From Sacramento to Washington, D.C.

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

Sacramento Intl (SMF) is the airport you will fly out of if you book a flight from Sacramento to Washington, D.C.. You should not have trouble finding flights to Washington, D.C. from Sacramento Intl; the airport handles an average of 1 outbound flight to Washington, D.C. per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 7 airlines have flights from the Sacramento airport to Washington, D.C.. It is only a 9.4 mi journey to Sacramento Intl (SMF) from Sacramento’s city center.

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

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

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sacramento to Washington, D.C. for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $226, but on average you can expect to pay $327.

Are there nonstop flights from Sacramento to Washington, D.C. for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Sacramento to Washington, D.C. under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from Sacramento to Washington, D.C. is less than $437.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sacramento to Washington, D.C. for under $500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Sacramento to Washington, D.C. within the next 7 days for less than $500.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Sacramento to Washington, D.C. round-trip from $226. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are United Airlines, from $308, and American Airlines, from $324. Spirit Airlines is currently priced 41% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $136 on Spirit Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include United Airlines from $163 and Delta from $163 one-way.

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

When deciding which route to take from Sacramento to Washington, D.C. consider Sacramento Intl - Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl, Sacramento Intl - Baltimore/Washington or Sacramento Intl - Washington, D.C. Reagan-National as they are the most popular.

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

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

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

On average you can expect to pay $536 for a flight from Sacramento to Washington, D.C.. The cheapest flight overall is $274 while the most popular route, (Sacramento Intl - Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl) is currently priced at $308.

COVID Restrictions

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

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Sacramento Intl 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 Sacramento Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Washington, D.C..

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

Returning to Sacramento Intl 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 Sacramento Intl.

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

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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 Sacramento to Washington, D.C..
Flight duration from SMF to Washington, D.C.
5h 18m
Average temperature for May in Washington, D.C.
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Washington, D.C.
4.1 ″

Airports servicing Sacramento

Airports servicing Washington, D.C.

Reagan-National (DCA)

Top 6 airlines flying from Sacramento Intl to Washington, D.C.

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Sacramento 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 $20 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.

Frontier
$146 $298 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$150 $262 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$167 $459 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$176 $399 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$308 $486 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from Sacramento to Washington, D.C.

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sacramento towards Washington, D.C..
Evening 6 PM to midnight 53% of SMF to WAS departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 46% of SMF to WAS departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of SMF to WAS departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 0% of SMF to WAS departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Sacramento to Washington, D.C.
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Sacramento to Washington, D.C..
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
1 daily flight
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