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Summary info about Washington, D.C. flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

£199

Best Return Price

£319

Fastest flight time

11h 15m

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The best one-way flight price to Washington, D.C. from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £199 (London Stansted to Baltimore/Washington).
The best return flight price to Washington, D.C. from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £319 (London Stansted to Baltimore/Washington).
The fastest flight to Washington, D.C. from United Kingdom takes 11h 15m (London Stansted to Baltimore/Washington).
There is 1 airline operating flights to Washington, D.C., including PLAY.

Cheapest flights to Washington, D.C. airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Washington, D.C. airports from your nearest city or airport
London Heathrow Airport
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM London TO Washington, D.C.

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport (IAD)

Typically, flights to Washington, D.C. from London are cheaper when flying from London Gatwick to Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl, which has an average price of £574

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO WASHINGTON, D.C. FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTFebruary13% cheaperFlying from London Heathrow Airport to Washington, D.C. costs on average just £574 in February
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO WASHINGTON, D.C. FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJuly19% more expensiveIt costs about £789 for flights to Washington, D.C. from London Heathrow Airport in July
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO WASHINGTON, D.C. FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJuly232% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Washington, D.C. from London Heathrow Airport in July than any other month

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

Direct flights to Washington, DC, USA, take between 8 and 9 hours, depending on the airline you choose. Most of the flight services from UK airports are one stop journeys. From London, there is a plethora of one-stop departures offered by a number of airlines, which typically last between 11 and 12 hours. This duration also holds true for flights from origin points further north, like Edinburgh, and for departures from airports in Northern Ireland.

The only direct flights from the UK to Washington, DC, currently available are out of Heathrow Airport (LHR). At least four airlines: British Airways, Finnair, Austrian Airlines and US carrier United Airlines offer direct journeys to Dulles International Airport (IAD), Washington, DC. A few others provide one-stop service to the US capital from the UK capital. Virgin Atlantic has service with connections at Amsterdam from London Heathrow and London City Airport (LCY), while KLM provides service from London City Airport via Amsterdam. Washington, DC, flight deals with United Airlines and Air Canada see connections in Toronto, though most of United’s service involves stopovers in Frankfurt. Flights from Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport (EDI) require stops at two key cities. Passengers aboard American Airlines, British Airways and Finnair stopover at London Heathrow, but those travelling with Virgin Atlantic and KLM will experience connections at Amsterdam. A few airlines with one-stop departures from Belfast City Airport (BHD) also use London Heathrow for stopovers. These include American Airlines, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Finnair.

Users booking trips to Washington, D.C. from Boston found flights 86% cheaper than the average price of flights to Washington, D.C.. To find the cheapest price to Washington, D.C. from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

The cheapest month to fly to Washington, D.C. from United Kingdom is in February. Flight prices, which tend to average around £559, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you don’t want to visit Washington, D.C. in February, then you should wait until March to fly from United Kingdom, when ticket prices are also cheap, with an average price of £581.

The ideal time to book your flight to Washington, D.C. is 60 days in advance, when prices tend to average £634. Keep in mind that you might be able to find cheaper flights to Washington, D.C. at any time. In fact, our users found flights for as low as £319 in the past 72 hours.

On average, the least expensive day to fly to Washington, D.C. from United Kingdom is on a Wednesday. momondo users have found tickets for Wednesday departures for as low as £639. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. On the other hand, Sunday is the most expensive day to depart from United Kingdom because it is more convenient for both business and leisure travellers. As a result, prices tend to be around £719.

In the evening is the cheapest time of day to fly from United Kingdom to Washington, D.C. when you can find flight prices for as low as £566. Flying to Washington, D.C. in the evening is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. Flights to Washington, D.C. are more costly in the afternoon, with an average ticket price of £729. Departure times in the afternoon fall within the peak daily travel times, which is why tickets can be more expensive.

The best time to plan to fly to Washington, D.C. to go sightseeing would be when the temperature is not unbearable and the chance of rain is only moderate. Considering those guidelines, May seem like the best times of year to plan your visit.

Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Washington, D.C. is possible. If you are planning a flight to Washington, D.C., consider booking flights to Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport (22 mi from Washington, D.C. city centre).

Prices vary based on where travellers are departing from, but on average, the cheapest airport to fly to in Washington, D.C. is Washington, D.C. Reagan-National Airport where the average price is £462pp. Users typically find the best prices when using momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

Yes, you can get a flight to Washington, D.C. Reagan-National airport in Washington, D.C. (3.3 mi from The Mall - East End).

The closest airport to White House is Washington, D.C. Reagan-National, 3.1 mi away.



Washington, D.C. flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United Kingdom to Washington, D.C. found recently by users on momondo
PLAY
28 Oct
STN07:35London Stansted
11h 15m
1 stop
BWI18:50Baltimore/Washington
1 Nov
BWI15:15Baltimore/Washington
10h 25m
1 stop
STN01:40London Stansted
PLAY
20 Oct
STN07:35London Stansted
11h 15m
1 stop
BWI18:50Baltimore/Washington
24 Oct
BWI15:00Baltimore/Washington
10h 35m
1 stop
STN01:35London Stansted
PLAY
25 Oct
STN07:35London Stansted
11h 15m
1 stop
BWI18:50Baltimore/Washington
30 Oct
BWI15:10Baltimore/Washington
10h 30m
1 stop
STN01:40London Stansted
PLAY
12 Oct
STN07:35London Stansted
11h 15m
1 stop
BWI18:50Baltimore/Washington
12 Nov
BWI13:10Baltimore/Washington
10h 30m
1 stop
STN23:40London Stansted
PLAY
14 Oct
STN07:35London Stansted
11h 15m
1 stop
BWI18:50Baltimore/Washington
16 Oct
BWI15:00Baltimore/Washington
10h 35m
1 stop
STN01:35London Stansted
PLAY
12 Oct
STN07:35London Stansted
11h 15m
1 stop
BWI18:50Baltimore/Washington
12 Nov
BWI13:10Baltimore/Washington
10h 30m
1 stop
STN23:40London Stansted

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Washington, D.C.

If you're looking for one-way flights from United Kingdom to Washington, D.C., view some of our deals below provided by PLAY
Multiple Airlines
13 Sep
STN12:45London Stansted
30h 05m
2 stops
BWI18:50Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
5 Oct
STN03:55London Stansted
14h 55m
2 stops
BWI18:50Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
13 Sep
STN15:45London Stansted
27h 05m
2 stops
BWI18:50Baltimore/Washington

Which airlines fly to Washington, D.C.?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Washington, D.C.

Which airlines fly to Washington, D.C.?

When flying to Washington, D.C. from United Kingdom, momondo travellers will most often fly with one of these popular airlines: Aer Lingus, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways or Icelandair. Depending on what airport in United Kingdom you fly from, you may be able to find flights with any of these popular airlines.

SWISS Flights to Washington, D.C.

There are 14 SWISS flights to Washington, D.C. in a normal week. The most common departure point is London Heathrow and the best SWISS ticket price seen on momondo is £463 (last 72 hours, from Edinburgh Turnhouse, to Washington, D.C.). SWISS has a score of 8.4 from 138 user reviews on momondo.

Turkish Airlines Flights to Washington, D.C.

Turkish Airlines (8.1/10, 135 reviews) is also a popular choice for flights to Washington, D.C., with deals from as low as £580 from Manchester, round-trip. With 14 Turkish Airlines flights to Washington, D.C. on average each week, prices can vary significantly by origin and availability.


Airports near Washington, D.C.

Below you will find all the airports in Washington, D.C. along with their distance from the city centre

How to get to the city centre of Washington, D.C. from the airport

When you’re ready to depart Dulles International Airport, Washington, DC, there are several options to consider. The Silver Line Express bus offers quick transport with journeys lasting about 15min to Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station. Local bus lines 981 and 983 also provide transport from the airport to this location in the city centre. Metrobus Route 5A has service to L’Enfant Plaza, while Virgin Breeze and Megabus carry city-bound travellers to Union Station. Rideshares Uber, Via and Lyft have a dedicated pick-up area at Ground Level, outside the Baggage Reclaim Hall, which you can access using Door 2, 4 or 6. To locate the car hire centre, you’ll need shuttle transport from your provider, and their designated pick-up area is accessed via Door 2 or 4, at Curbs 2C and 2D. Washington Flyer taxi service is available from any of the airport’s terminals. If you need hotel shuttle transfers, check with Ground Transportation for assistance.


Popular routes to Washington, D.C.

Most frequently searched flights to Washington, D.C. along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
London to Washington, D.C. Flights
Fastest flight time11h 15m
Cheapest price£319
Manchester to Washington, D.C. Flights
Fastest flight time11h 15m
Cheapest price£347
Edinburgh to Washington, D.C. Flights
Fastest flight time14h 45m
Cheapest price£465
Glasgow to Washington, D.C. Flights
Fastest flight time10h 30m
Cheapest price£512
Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. Flights
Fastest flight time4h 53m
Cheapest price£297
Birmingham to Washington, D.C. Flights
Fastest flight time11h 40m
Cheapest price£501
Bristol to Washington, D.C. Flights
Fastest flight time12h 15m
Cheapest price£505
Southampton to Washington, D.C. Flights
Fastest flight time11h 30m
Cheapest price£809
Newcastle upon Tyne to Washington, D.C. Flights
Fastest flight time13h 35m
Cheapest price£406
Amsterdam to Washington, D.C. Flights
Fastest flight time8h 30m
Cheapest price£912
Paris to Washington, D.C. Flights
Fastest flight time8h 25m
Cheapest price£461
Cardiff to Washington, D.C. Flights
Fastest flight time17h 53m
Cheapest price£1,209
Milan to Washington, D.C. Flights
Fastest flight time16h 18m
Cheapest price£1,204
Leeds to Washington, D.C. Flights
Fastest flight time12h 05m
Cheapest price£531
Norwich to Washington, D.C. Flights
Fastest flight time11h 05m
Cheapest price£822
Istanbul to Washington, D.C. Flights
Fastest flight time20h 20m
Cheapest price£913
New York to Washington, D.C. Flights
Fastest flight time1h 17m
Cheapest price£159
Athens to Washington, D.C. Flights
Fastest flight time15h 54m
Cheapest price£471
Aberdeen to Washington, D.C. Flights
Fastest flight time16h 10m
Cheapest price£650
Orlando to Washington, D.C. Flights
Fastest flight time2h 14m
Cheapest price£277

Visa requirements for visiting Washington, D.C.

UK citizens need a valid passport and a US ESTA to visit Washington, DC, USA. This allows you entry for a period up to 90 days and can be processed online, usually in about an hour; the fees are approximately $14.00 (£10.50). If you hold an EU or other passport, you should check online for visa requirements.


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Best things to do and see in Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC, is the seat of the US government, with prominent federal buildings, museums, monuments and other world-famous sights, making it a huge attraction for tourists each year. Many of the city’s most iconic landmarks are located around the National Mall, including the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Smithsonian Museum, the National Air and Space Museum, the United States Capitol Building and the White House. Dupont Circle may be a haven for traffic and pedestrians, but you can always experience a quiet moment at the Reflecting Pool. The city is also a huge sports magnet, with professional teams in American football, basketball, soccer, baseball and ice hockey.


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