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How to find cheap flights to Washington?

The cheapest prices found with in the last 7 days for return flights were C$151 and C$204 for one-way flights to Washington for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply

Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
ATL Baltimore 3 Jul. - 6 Jul. C$151
ATL Sterling 3 Jul. - 6 Jul. C$338
SFO Washington 10 Aug. - 11 Aug. C$552
ATL Washington 3 Jul. - 6 Jul. C$565
SFO Sterling 10 Aug. - 11 Aug. C$601
*Prices include taxes and fees

Your guide to flights to Washington, MD

Air Canada, United fly to Washington, so use Travelocity to search, find, and compare some truly tempting deals from the 4 airlines—that way you can be sure you’ve found the best deal for you. A flight to Washington MD currently costs between C$151 and C$601. Prices vary, but for the best fares, travel in October when prices are at their lowest.  

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Washington  

The cheapest flight for a round trip to Washington is currently C$151. When you search for flights to Washington, enter your preferred travel dates then click on ‘flexible dates’ to compare cheap flight tickets to Washington for nearby days.  The cheapest month to travel to Washington is September from our list of deals available.  

But if you’re flexible about when you travel, you can find great deals on flights across the year. If you’re planning a vacation, you can save more on Travelocity when you bundle flights with car rental and hotel bookings, too. Many airlines currently offer flexible booking options, so look for flights offering no change fees.   

How to cancel flights to Washington 

We know plans change, that’s why at Travelocity, we make it as easy as possible for you to cancel or amend your plane tickets. Go to My Trips, enter your itinerary number, then follow the instructions. Many airlines let you cancel flights online free of charge if you booked it in the last 24 hours. Visit Customer Service for more advice.  

Why you should book your flight to Washington with Travelocity 

We have top deals on plane tickets even for last minute flights to Washington, so you can simply type in your travel dates and compare our best prices. Booking with Travelocity means you get flexible cancellation options, 24/7 support, and, thanks to our Price Match Promise, if the airfare drops after you book, you can get a refund! Whether you’re planning a business trip, weekend getaway, or a family vacation—let Travelocity get you to Washington for less. 

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FAQs about Washington Flights

Can I catch a flight to Washington at the moment?

Before committing to fly to Washington, look through our Covid-19 Travel Advisor to find out if there are any current quarantine requirements or travel restrictions in place.

Which airlines fly to Washington?

There are a lot of airline companies that fly to Washington — 20 to be specific. Top-rated ones include:

  • United Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • American Airlines
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I change my booking to a later date?

For more info about changing your flight to Washington, please visit our Customer Service Portal.

What airport is best to fly into Washington?

Picked your flights and hotel for your visit to Washington? Nice job. But are they close together? The city features several airports — don't make things difficult by landing at one far away from where you're basing yourself. See which of these major airports suits your travel plans:

  • Dulles Intl. Airport – 35 kilometers from downtown
  • DCA – 6 kilometers from downtown
  • Baltimore, MD Airport (BWI-Baltimore Washington Intl. Thurgood Marshall) – 45 kilometers from downtown
How to get through airport security fast when traveling to Washington

These clever tips and pointers about airport security will save you lots of time and energy on your trip to Washington:

  • Make sure you know the location of your boarding pass and travel ID. You don't want to hold up the line when you're asked to hand them over.
  • It's useful to know that belts with metal buckles can set off the body scanner's alarms. If you're wearing one, you may be told to place it in a tray before continuing.
  • Laptops must be removed from their protective carry bags and placed in a tray before going through the X-ray machine.
  • Traveling with your favorite perfume? As long as it's no larger than 3.4 ounces (161 kilometerslliliters) and it's placed in a clear resealable plastic bag, you can keep it with you in your hand luggage.
  • Untie your shoelaces in preparation for entering the body scanner. Depending on the sort of shoes you've got on, security may tell you to take them off.
  • Put any multi-tools or other sharp items in your checked luggage. Security won't permit such things in carry-on baggage.

Flights To Washington

As you descend upon the runway in Washington, D.C., you'll notice the dignified monuments befitting a national capital. From the Library of Congress to the Lincoln Memorial and many more, the District is more than a hub of politics. When your Washington, D.C. flight touches down, you’ll learn quickly that this city is a cultural center. North and South converge and the country’s international communities celebrate with vibrant festivals, mouthwatering flavors, and unforgettable experiences you’ll want to return to again and again. Wander through the National Mall—turning back time like the pages of historic diaries and dusty ledgers as you go—and slip into a cozy whiskey bar in Adams Morgan or go glam in Georgetown. The District awaits.

Transportation from IAD and DCA

Flights to Washington D.C. land at one of two airports: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), located 28 miles west of the District, or Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in nearby Arlington. From IAD, you’ll be a short walk to L’Enfant Plaza Station, where a bus will connect you to the Metro for a short ride into downtown D.C.

From DCA, catch either the Blue or Yellow line to downtown Washington and explore the city’s top neighborhoods on foot or keep riding the rails. To chart your own path through the land of the free, book one of our car rental options and pick up the keys from one of the on-site rental counters at either airport. Just book plane tickets to Washington, D.C. and start planning.

Hotels in Washington, D.C.

Looking for a fabulous place to rest your feet and dream big at the end of each day? Book Washington, D.C. airfare and add one of these guest favorite hotels in D.C.’s most beloved neighborhoods:

  • The Dupont Circle Hotel: Dupont Circle is both vintage and avant-garde, as this “Old City” district happens to be a charming LGBTQ community. The neighborhood’s eponymous hotel is both classic and contemporary with elegant dining options, a fitness center, and gorgeous garden views.
  • Omni Shoreham Hotel: Staying here will make you wonder if you’ve been mistaken for a diplomat from the nearby Swiss Embassy. Take a dip in the pool, dine on the restaurant terrace, or take advantage of the location and order a picnic to take to Woodley Park.
  • Washington Plaza: This hotel is for those who love bold designs and new experiences. Washington Plaza boasts the former with stunning décor, while its prime location is within walking distance to the National Geographic Society and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington D.C. – Convention Center: Whether you’re traveling for pleasure or coming to town for a conference, this hotel has all the amenities to make your stay easy and luxurious. Walk a few blocks to the White House and see a show at the nearby Ford’s Theater, or join the nightly hotel reception.

Things to Do near Washington, D.C. Airports

While you’re visiting the District, your itinerary is sure to include a few days browsing masterpieces in the National Gallery of Art, paying your respects at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and amazing your inner child at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. But if you can’t wait to discover D.C. or you need one more culture fix before you depart, book your Washington D.C. flight deals with these attractions in mind:

  • The Pentagon: In Arlington, near DCA, you can tour the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense. Although you won’t walk away with any national secrets, you’ll have quite the story to tell back home.
  • Mount Vernon Trail: Also in Arlington, this waterfront walk meanders from Theodore Roosevelt Island to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s historic home sweet home.
  • Sully Historic Site: Directly south of IAD in Sully, visit the plantation where generations of the Lee family, including the Confederate general Robert E. Lee, grew up.
  • Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: Directly south of Dulles in Chantilly, this museum is the perfect opportunity to learn about the history of aviation before boarding your plane home.

It’s time to explore the many sides of America in the bright and bustling capital. Book the cheapest flights to Washington, D.C. with Travelocity, thanks to our price-matching guarantee, and start discovering national treasures from the moment your plane touches the tarmac.

How to find cheap flights

What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?

Airfares offered on Wednesdays tend to be the cheapest, according to flight demand on Travelocity.ca in 2020. Purchasing your airfares on a Thursday or Friday can also provide better value, however our advice if you’re looking to save money is to avoid booking on a Saturday. Our data shows, the start of the weekend has the highest ticket values on average, so keep this in mind if you’re browsing flight deals on a weekend.


What are the cheapest days to fly?

Frequent travellers may already know this, but earlier in the week is often the cheapest time to fly. Flights departing on a Tuesday are the cheapest of the week. Since weekend flights tend to be more popular, this causes the prices to rise which is why on average. Airfares booked on Travelocity.ca in 2020 were most expensive for Saturday departures.


How far in advance can you book a flight?

Here’s the deal: It is typically possible to start comparing international airfares on Travelocity.ca up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to our 2020 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 2 weeks to 3 months prior to their travel dates.


How can I save money on airline tickets?

We'll let you in on a secret...You can save big on flights if you mix and match your airlines and fare types. In fact, travellers who booked flights on Travelocity.ca in 2020 saved close to 60% when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.

*According to flight demand on Travelocity.ca from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.