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Washington DC flights

Visitors who book flights to Washington, D.C. will usually arrive at one of three area airports. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which is actually located in nearby Arlington, Virginia, services most of the domestic air traffic into the area. DCA only accommodates flights from the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, so travelers who are flying in from other destinations will typically arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and then take the Metrobus to the city center. Occasionally, Washington, D.C. flights may be redirected to land at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), which is about 30 miles from the city. From BWI Airport, visitors can take the Metrobus system or the MARC commuter train to Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. Weather

The harshest time of year in Washington, D.C. is winter, when temperatures can plummet into the low 20s overnight and the area experiences snow and freezing rain. Outside of the colder months, though, Washington, D.C. has a relatively temperate climate with mild springs, moderate summers, and cool, crisp autumns. The rainiest months in the area are May and September, so when you book flights to Washington, D.C. during those times, be sure to pack your umbrella and a raincoat. Spring and fall are ideal times to stroll along the National Mall in the city, when you can view blooming flowers or changing leaves.

Getting Around Washington, D.C.

After taking one of the comfortable Washington D.C. flights, visitors can make use of several public transportation options to get around the area. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority offers an extensive bus and underground subway system that travels to most of the city's popular spots. However, most of the sightseeing locations are situated close to each other, making walking the easiest way to get around several neighborhoods in the city. If you prefer riding, the D.C. Circulator shuttle service and the Metrobus system offer short rides to frequently visited districts and attractions within the city.

Washington, D.C. Attractions

Both domestic and international flights to Washington, D.C. help guests arrive in the city safely, where they can start planning their trips to local attractions. Washington, D.C. is home to America's most influential government institutions and monuments from its political and social history. Some of the most popular attractions in the area include:

  • Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, the most extensive collection of memorabilia and artifacts from the American space program and the early history of flight
  • Lincoln Memorial, an impressive stone memorial featuring 36 columns and a 19-foot tall statue of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln
  • The Washington Monument, a 555-foot high obelisk dedicated to the first U.S. President George Washington
  • The White House, the residence of the President of the United States and the symbolic seat of American government
  • The National Zoo, a zoological park that covers over 160 acres and houses over 400 animal species
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Cheap round-trip flights to Washington DC

Departure Arrival Travel dates Airline Round-trip
Los Angeles Washington DC Fri, Sep 5 - Mon, Sep 22 airline logo jetBlue $366
Chicago Washington DC Wed, Sep 17 - Thu, Sep 18 airline logo Frontier Airlines $105
Boston Washington DC Tue, Sep 2 - Thu, Sep 4 airline logo United Airlines $154
Denver Washington DC Tue, Sep 16 - Tue, Sep 23 airline logo Frontier Airlines $205
San Francisco Washington DC Mon, Sep 15 - Tue, Sep 23 airline logo US Airways $389
Seattle Washington DC Wed, Sep 17 - Mon, Sep 22 airline logo Virgin America $300
Minneapolis Washington DC Sat, Sep 20 - Tue, Sep 23 airline logo Frontier Airlines $145
Dallas Washington DC Wed, Aug 27 - Wed, Sep 3 airline logo United Airlines $215
New York Washington DC Tue, Aug 26 - Wed, Sep 3 airline logo American Airlines $169
Orlando Washington DC Sat, Sep 27 - Sat, Oct 4 airline logo Frontier Airlines $155
Kansas City Washington DC Fri, Aug 15 - Tue, Aug 19 airline logo United Airlines $247
Atlanta Washington DC Sat, Sep 13 - Sat, Sep 20 airline logo Frontier Airlines $125
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Best weekend fares to Washington DC

Best weekend fares to Washington DC

Departure Arrival Travel dates Airline Round-trip
Los Angeles Washington DC Thu, Sep 25 - Mon, Sep 29 airline logo jetBlue $366
Chicago Washington DC Thu, Sep 25 - Mon, Sep 29 airline logo Frontier Airlines $105
Boston Washington DC Sat, Sep 6 - Sun, Sep 7 airline logo jetBlue $169
Denver Washington DC Fri, Aug 29 - Sun, Aug 31 airline logo Frontier Airlines $265
San Francisco Washington DC Fri, Sep 19 - Sun, Sep 21 airline logo American Airlines $392
Seattle Washington DC Thu, Sep 18 - Mon, Sep 22 airline logo Virgin America $350
Minneapolis Washington DC Thu, Sep 11 - Mon, Sep 15 airline logo Frontier Airlines $175
Dallas Washington DC Thu, Sep 4 - Mon, Sep 8 airline logo Virgin America $282
New York Washington DC Fri, Sep 5 - Sun, Sep 7 airline logo jetBlue $169
Orlando Washington DC Thu, Sep 18 - Mon, Sep 22 airline logo Frontier Airlines $145
Kansas City Washington DC Sat, Sep 6 - Sun, Sep 7 airline logo US Airways $247
Atlanta Washington DC Sat, Sep 6 - Mon, Sep 8 airline logo Frontier Airlines $135
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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

  • 2

    Dulles Airport (IAD)

    Distance from City Center: 22.3 miles