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When to find the cheapest flights to Washington

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outbound: Aug 14, 2018
direct (2h27m)
Frontier Airlines
return: Aug 21, 2018
direct (2h15m)
Frontier Airlines
outbound: May 17, 2018
1 stop (8h13m)
United Airlines
return: May 22, 2018
direct (5h42m)
Spirit Airlines
outbound: Jul 10, 2018
direct (2h20m)
JetBlue
return: Jul 18, 2018
direct (2h07m)
JetBlue
outbound: Jun 2, 2018
1 stop (7h23m)
Delta Air Lines
return: Jun 6, 2018
direct (2h11m)
JetBlue
outbound: Jul 4, 2018
direct (1h20m)
JetBlue
return: Jul 7, 2018
direct (1h29m)
JetBlue
outbound: Jul 4, 2018
direct (1h32m)
United Airlines
return: Jul 7, 2018
direct (1h15m)
United Airlines
outbound: Jul 4, 2018
1 stop (15h44m)
Alaska Airlines
return: Jul 7, 2018
1 stop (7h55m)
Alaska Airlines
outbound: May 26, 2018
direct (2h29m)
American Airlines
return: Jun 2, 2018
direct (2h17m)
American Airlines
outbound: Apr 24, 2018
direct (2h13m)
Frontier Airlines
return: May 1, 2018
direct (2h20m)
Frontier Airlines
outbound: Apr 25, 2018
direct (2h14m)
American Airlines
return: Apr 25, 2018
direct (2h29m)
American Airlines
outbound: Apr 25, 2018
direct (2h05m)
JetBlue
return: Apr 25, 2018
1 stop (6h36m)
Delta Air Lines
outbound: Oct 11, 2018
direct (2h20m)
Southwest Airlines
return: Oct 18, 2018
direct (2h05m)
Southwest Airlines
outbound: May 17, 2018
direct (2h12m)
United Airlines
return: May 21, 2018
direct (2h14m)
United Airlines
outbound: Jun 5, 2018
1 stop (4h14m)
Delta Air Lines
return: Jun 11, 2018
1 stop (7h46m)
Delta Air Lines
outbound: Aug 3, 2018
direct (2h51m)
Alaska Airlines
return: Aug 7, 2018
direct (3h24m)
Alaska Airlines
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Washington guide: how to get there, what to see

Distance from Washington city centre
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Flights to Washington: need to know

Cheap airline tickets to Washington

Welcome to Washington! Getting her is super easy, especially as there are three main airports. Catch flights to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) or Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), which is further afield but also a good choice.

When to book the cheapest flights to Washington

Washington enjoys all four seasons. Summers are nice but the humidity can really take its toll on some visitors. The best time to visit is spring, when the city’s cherry trees blossom. It’s spectacular. Autumn is also nice.

  • Peak season: Definitely springtime.
  • Low season: Winter, when snow is all too common.

Flight duration

A flight to Washington from New York takes 1 hour 15 minutes.

Experience Washington: sights, tours and activities

There is a lot to see and do in Washington and it's likely you won't even scratch the surface on your first trip. Start at The Mall but don't miss out on the city's fantastic free museums as well! The nightlife and dining scene give other American cities a run for their money.

Essentials in Washington

The Mall: You'll find most all of Washington's major sights here: the White House, US Capitol Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial… and on and on. This is the best place to start your city tour.

East End: For museums, head to the eastern part of The Mall and duck into the Newseum, International Spy Museum, National Portrait Gallery and the National Archive, where the Constitution is hiding.

City views: There are strict height restrictions in place so you'll notice there are no skyscrapers in Washington. For a great view of the city, head to the Old Post Office Tower. It's free and located centrally.

Visit Washington.org for more info.

Hotels and accommodation in Washington

Most visitors search for hotels in Washington’s East End or close to the Smithsonian. All that really matters however is access to the city's metro network. Save a penny or two and search for hotels further afield that are within walking distance of a station.

Washington in the Traveler's Edition

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26 July 2017

From Washington to Paris, London to Beijing, there's been a real mix-up in the most popular museums in the world, with the Louvre no longer in the top spot. So, which global museum has taken it's place?

All flight tickets to Washington (USA)

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outbound: Aug 31, 2018
direct (4h55m)
United Airlines
return: Sep 8, 2018
direct (6h17m)
Alaska Airlines
outbound: May 17, 2018
1 stop (8h13m)
United Airlines
return: May 22, 2018
direct (5h42m)
Spirit Airlines
outbound: Oct 4, 2018
1 stop (13h30m)
United Airlines
return: Oct 17, 2018
direct (7h30m)
United Airlines
outbound: Aug 14, 2018
direct (2h27m)
Frontier Airlines
return: Aug 21, 2018
direct (2h15m)
Frontier Airlines
outbound: Jul 4, 2018
1 stop (32h)
Emirates
return: Sep 8, 2018
1 stop (17h45m)
Emirates