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Cheap Flights to Washington

Washington overview

When is the best time to fly to Washington D.C?

Peak season:

Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States and the home of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives. It is also where you can find some of the nation's most important historic monuments. Take cheap flights to Washington D.C and you’ll discover there’s more to this city than politics though. There are plenty of museums and art galleries for culture vultures including the Smithsonian American History Museum, the Hall of the First Lady’s even an International Spy Museum. The peak season for tourists to take flights to Washington D.C are between March and August. March/April is particularly busy for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a large well-attended event held over three weeks. Other busy periods include the time when Congress is in session, and from mid-January through June, when lobbyists and demonstrators fill up the hotels and restaurants. It is recommended to book flights to Washington D.C in advance during this period.


Off season:

Winters in Washington D.D are cool, with the average temperature from mid-December to mid-February hovering around 3C. The city can also experience some snow during this season. The quietest times are late August into early September and the period between Thanksgiving (4th Thursday of November) and mid-January. These times are when Washington D.C is the coldest, but you are more likely to find the cheapest flights to Washington D.C and better hotel rates.

When is the best time to book a flight to Washington D.C?

The best times to book flights to Washington D.C weather-wise are spring and autumn, when the weather is at its most pleasant and warm. Summers can get very hot and humid with temperatures generally ranging between 20C and 30C, but sometimes as high as 40C. When searching for cheap flights to Washington D.C book outside of major annual events such as Independence Day (4 July) as prices for flight tickets will increase. If you’re not a budget traveller then celebrating this significant event in the capital of the United States of America would be a wonderful experience, especially for the the iconic fireworks display.

How long is the flight to Washington D.C?

Flights from London to Washington D.C: 8 hours 15 minutes.

Flights from Manchester to Washington D.C: 8 hours 15 minutes.

Flights from Birmingham to Washington D.C: 10 hours 40 minutes.

Flights from Glasgow to Washington D.C: 10 hours 05 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to Washington D.C?

United Airlines, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic operate regular non-stop flights to Washington D.C from London. If flying from a different city such as Manchester or Birmingham you can still access the city via connecting flights, these take a little longer but may offer cheap deals. Consider airlines such as Icelandair, Aer Lingus, KLM and Lufthansa.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Most international flights to Washington D.C land at Dulles International Airport (IAD) 26 miles west of the city. This is the largest airport serving and is a hub for United Airlines. To reach Washington D.C the quickest way is to catch the Silver Line Express Bus to the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station, an adult fare costs $5 each way. Taxis are available on the lower level of the Main Terminal. If renting a car from the Main Terminal companies provide free shuttles to the rental lot.

Washington insider information

Washington D.C insider information:

  • Check out this airport guide once you've booked your flights to Washington D.C to have a smoother travel experience.
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  • Make a memorable family trip to Washington D.C and give your children something to share with their school friends as they learn the history behind the sights!
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How much do things cost in Washington?

Restaurants
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
£ 5.34
Cappuccino
£ 2.93
Cheap meal
£ 11.45
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
£ 1.45
Markets
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 1.34
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
£ 1.52
Loaf of white bread
£ 2.35
Large bottle of water
£ 1.53
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
£ 39.83
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 62.98
Transport
1 mile taxi journey
£ 4.01
Petrol (1 litre)
£ 0.50
1 hour taxi waiting fee
£ 19.08
One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 2.29
How much does an apartment cost in Washington?
3 bedroom flat in city centre
£ 2975
1 bedroom flat in city centre
£ 1556
3 bedroom flat outside of centre
£ 2100
1 bedroom flat outside of centre
£ 1216

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More information about Washington

  • Visit the fantastic and intriguing National Museum of the American Indian, one of many museums in the city
  • Take a trip to U Street Corridor, or ‘Washington’s Black Broadway’, and watch a show at the Lincoln Theatre
  • Direct flights to Washington DC operate frequently with major airlines including British Airways and Condor
  • Find time to head down the Historic Georgetown waterfront which is now a bustling haven for keen shoppers
  • Visit the links above now to save money by booking your return flights to Washington D.C. in advance
  • Go and wander around the National Mall which houses the vast majority of America’s most famous monuments
  • As the capital of the United States of America, Washington DC is a must-see destination for anyone visiting the US
  • Explore the National Archives library, home to the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution
  • Have a look at the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and a number of America’s war memorials
  • Check the links above to find great deals on direct flights to Washington Dulles International Airport
  • Discover the division of power in US Government by visiting the Capitol Building, the Supreme Court and the White House

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