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San Francisco to Washington DC Flights

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Selected fares from San Francisco to Washington DC

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
SFO WAS Thu, Dec 4 - Mon, Dec 8 $336
SFO WAS Sat, Sep 6 - Wed, Sep 10 $384
SFO WAS Sat, Sep 6 - Wed, Sep 10 $387
SFO WAS Sat, Sep 6 - Wed, Sep 10 $390
SFO WAS Sat, Sep 6 - Sat, Sep 13 $398
SFO WAS Tue, Sep 9 - Tue, Sep 16 $398
SFO WAS Thu, Dec 4 - Sun, Dec 7 $401
SFO WAS Tue, Sep 2 - Wed, Sep 3 $430
SFO WAS Tue, Oct 7 - Sun, Oct 12 $433
SFO WAS Mon, Jul 28 - Wed, Jul 30 $458

San Francisco and Washington DC airports and terminals

Airports in San Francisco CA, US
map of airports in San Francisco
  • 1

    San Francisco Airport (SFO)

    Distance from City Center: 11.9 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from SFO to WAS

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 2 Virgin America
    Terminal 3 US Airways, United Airlines
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Airports in Washington DC DC, US
map of airports in Washington DC
  • 1

    Reagan National Airport (DCA)

    Distance from City Center: 3 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from SFO to DCA

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal A Virgin America
    Terminal B United Airlines, Virgin America
  • 2

    Dulles Airport (IAD)

    Distance from City Center: 22.3 miles

    Carriers for flights from SFO to IAD

    Carriers
    US Airways, United Airlines, Virgin America
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Cheap flights from San Francisco to Washington DC

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Featured Washington DC Airport Hotels

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Washington Dulles Airport Marriott

3 stars
4.0 / 5 37 reviews

45020 Aviation Map

Rate includes breakfast

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Crowne Plaza WASHINGTON NATL AIRPORT

4 stars
4.1 / 5 110 reviews

1480 CRYSTAL DRIVE Map

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Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport

3 stars
3.9 / 5 122 reviews

2399 Jefferson Davis Highway Map

Conveniently located next to Reagan National Airport, the Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport hotel is the perfect base to see the sights of the USA’s capital city.... More

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Hyatt Regency Crystal City

4 stars
4.2 / 5 735 reviews

2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy Map

Includes breakfast, Wi-Fi, Family Activity Packet

...Airport hotel with free shuttle to Reagan National and rooftop pool.... The Hyatt Regency Crystal City is right next to the Reagan National Airport and is convenient for travelers who want to be... More

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Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport

3 stars
4.3 / 5 111 reviews

1999 Jefferson Map

Free Parking plus 2 daily metro passes per day

Discover Arlington and the surrounding area while enjoying the comforts of the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport.... More

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Holiday Inn NATIONAL AIRPORT/CRYSTAL CITY

3 stars
3.9 / 5 195 reviews

2650 JEFFERSON DAVIS HWY Map

Welcome to the Finest of Arlington, Virginia Hotels Situated near Washington, D.C., the full-service Holiday Inn® National Airport/Crystal City offers superior comfort for both leisure and business... More

August

Cheapest weekend flights in August from San Francisco to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Aug 28 San Francisco (SFO) Washington DC (IAD) Virgin America $408
Earn $4.08
Return Mon, Sep 1 Washington DC (IAD) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from San Francisco to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Aug 26 San Francisco (SFO) Washington DC (DCA) Frontier Airlines $396
Earn $3.96
Return Tue, Sep 2 Washington DC (DCA) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines

Best one-week trip in August from San Francisco to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Aug 26 San Francisco (SFO) Washington DC (DCA) Frontier Airlines $396
Earn $3.96
Return Tue, Sep 2 Washington DC (DCA) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines
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September

Cheapest weekend flights in September from San Francisco to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Sep 25 San Francisco (SFO) Washington DC (IAD) Virgin America $408
Earn $4.08
Return Mon, Sep 29 Washington DC (IAD) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America

Lowest roundtrip airfare in September from San Francisco to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Sep 6 San Francisco (SFO) Washington DC (DCA) jetBlue $384
Earn $3.84
Return Wed, Sep 10 Washington DC (DCA) San Francisco (SFO) jetBlue

Best one-week trip in September from San Francisco to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Sep 6 San Francisco (SFO) Washington DC (IAD) American Airlines $390
Earn $3.90
Return Sat, Sep 13 Washington DC (IAD) San Francisco (SFO) American Airlines
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October

Cheapest weekend flights in October from San Francisco to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Oct 24 San Francisco (SFO) Washington DC (IAD) Virgin America $408
Earn $4.08
Return Mon, Oct 27 Washington DC (IAD) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin America

Lowest roundtrip airfare in October from San Francisco to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Oct 14 San Francisco (SFO) Washington DC (DCA) American Airlines $390
Earn $3.90
Return Tue, Oct 21 Washington DC (DCA) San Francisco (SFO) American Airlines

Best one-week trip in October from San Francisco to Washington DC

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Oct 14 San Francisco (SFO) Washington DC (DCA) American Airlines $390
Earn $3.90
Return Tue, Oct 21 Washington DC (DCA) San Francisco (SFO) American Airlines
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Plan Your Trip from San Francisco to Washington DC

San Francisco International Airport Information

The San Francisco International Airport (Highway 101 near the junction of Highway 380) is the primary commercial passenger airport serving San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The airport hosts most international and domestic airlines offering cheap flights from San Francisco. You can also use Orbitz.com to book an alternate flight out of Oakland International Airport (1 Oakland Drive, Oakland) or San Jose International Airport (2065 Airport Boulevard, San Jose).

Parking at San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International's parking garages are a 10-minute walk or less from the gates, and there is free shuttle service from the long-term lots. Parking costs anywhere from $18 to $38 per day, depending on the option you choose. If you've used Orbitz.com to book your discount flights, you may have saved enough to justify spending the extra money to use the airport's valet parking service.

Ground Transportation Information

A taxi, limousine or shared-ride van to the airport will cost anywhere from $17 to $40. Factor in plenty of extra travel time for the 13-mile ride, as rush-hour traffic can be brutal. You can also use the public BART system or the SamTrans public bus service, both of which will cost you less than $10. Don't forget to use Orbitz.com before you leave to book a rental car in your destination city.

Restaurant Options at the Airport

The San Francisco airport has roughly 50 eateries where you can grab a coffee or have a light meal. Most of the restaurants and cafes are located within the terminals past the security checkpoint, but there are a few restaurants before you reach the security gates. Have a great flight to your final destination, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you're looking for cheap flights from San Francisco.

Washington DC Airport

Orbitz.com can help you book cheap flights to Washington DC, which is served by Dulles International Airport. Dulles is located 26 miles from Washington DC, in Chantilly, Virginia. It was the first American airport designed for commercial travel. The airport offers nonstop service to 114 destinations within the United States as well as 37 international locations. Orbitz.com can help you find deals on your air ticket.

Transportation

Dulles airport offers more than 24,000 public parking spaces, with most requiring an hourly fee for use. The airport provides an economy lot as well as valet parking. Visitors picking up passengers can utilize the cell phone waiting area. Dulles International Airport offers a variety of transportation options, including taxis, coaches and shuttles. Rental cars, Metrorail, and Metrobus are also convenient transportation options that are readily available. Taxi fare from the airport to downtown Washington DC costs around $20. A one-way Metrorail fare is $1.70, and a one-way Metrobus fare is $1.60.

Weather

Generally, the weather in Washington DC is mild compared to other East Coast cities. Winter temperatures can dip as low as 24°F, and the area occasionally gets snowstorms. Springtime is mild, with temperatures averaging 60°F. Summer months can get very hot, with average temperatures around 89°F. The fall temperatures often average 54°F.

Dulles Airport Restaurants

Many restaurants are available to passengers at the Dulles International Airport. Five Guys, Harry's Tap Room, Capital Grounds Coffee, California Tortilla, and Vino Volo Wine Room are just a sampling of the dining options. Checking Orbitz.com for cheap flights to Washington DC is your best bet for finding great deals.

Interesting facts about flights from San Francisco to Washington DC

    • 17 direct flights are operating from San Francisco to Washington DC today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 5h 16m.
    • United Airlines flight 1632 (1:00 AM GMT, Boeing 757-300 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from San Francisco to Washington DC.
    • United Airlines flight 355 (6:00 PM GMT, Airbus Industrie A320) is today's latest available flight from San Francisco to Washington DC.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from San Francisco to Washington DC (United Airlines flight 1574, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) takes 5h 8m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from San Francisco to Washington DC (Virgin America flight 1, Airbus Industrie A320) takes 5h 25m.
    • Flights from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Dulles Airport (IAD), Reagan National Airport (DCA) are available for this route.

Aircraft options between San Francisco and Washington DC

Equipment Carrier
Boeing 767-300 Passenger United Airlines, US Airways
Boeing 767-400 Passenger United Airlines, US Airways
Boeing 737-700 Passenger United Airlines, US Airways
Boeing 757-200 Passenger United Airlines, US Airways
Boeing 757-300 Passenger United Airlines, US Airways
Boeing 737-900 Passenger United Airlines, US Airways
Boeing 777 United Airlines, US Airways
Airbus Industrie A319 Virgin America, United Airlines, US Airways
Boeing 737-800 Passenger United Airlines, US Airways
Airbus Industrie A320 Virgin America, United Airlines, US Airways