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Cheap Flights to Washington

Popular in July High demand for flights, 30% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price £668 Average for round-trip flights in August 2020
Round-trip from £279 From London to Washington
One-way from £154 One-way flight from London to Washington
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Washington related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Washington along with the rest of United States. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Austria, Belgium, China, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days. Starting on May 28, foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Brazil in the last 14 days will also be restricted from entering the United States. US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the above countries in the past 14 days may still enter the United States, but must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD). Family members of US citizens and permanent residents, and certain other limited categories of visa holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) may also enter. Travelers who are allowed to enter the United States but have passed through or have been in any of the countries named above must quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.. If you are looking to book a trip to Washington and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Cheapest prices for Washington flights by month

January
£380
February
£352
March
£365
April
£476
May
£474
June
£548
July
£665
August
£537
September
£466
October
£470
November
£417
December
£469
February is currently the cheapest month to fly to Washington. At this moment in time July is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Washington?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - WAS
Price
£352 - £740
WAS
Temperature
9 - 32 °C
WAS
Rainfall
60 - 107 mm

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?

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.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Washington?

The cheapest day to fly to Washington is usually Thursday. At the moment, Sunday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Washington?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the evening when visiting Washington. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the morning as these tend to have higher demand.

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.

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