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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 Sat, Sep 13 - Tue, Sep 16 airline logo Frontier Airlines $322
Chicago Washington DC Wed, Sep 17 - Mon, Sep 22 airline logo Frontier Airlines $105
Boston Washington DC Wed, Aug 13 - Sun, Aug 17 airline logo jetBlue $119
Denver Washington DC Fri, Aug 22 - Sun, Sep 7 airline logo Frontier Airlines $205
San Francisco Washington DC Mon, Sep 8 - Wed, Sep 10 airline logo US Airways $389
Seattle Washington DC Wed, Sep 3 - Mon, Sep 8 airline logo Virgin America $300
Minneapolis Washington DC Sat, Sep 6 - Wed, Sep 17 airline logo Frontier Airlines $155
Dallas Washington DC Tue, Aug 26 - Wed, Sep 3 airline logo American Airlines $263
New York Washington DC Wed, Sep 10 - Sat, Sep 13 Delta Airlines Delta Air Lines $169
Orlando Washington DC Wed, Sep 10 - Mon, Sep 15 airline logo Frontier Airlines $155
Kansas City Washington DC Wed, Sep 17 - Sat, Sep 20 airline logo United Airlines $225
Atlanta Washington DC Tue, Aug 19 - Sat, Aug 23 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 11 - Sat, Sep 13 airline logo Frontier Airlines $354
Chicago Washington DC Fri, Sep 19 - Mon, Sep 22 airline logo Frontier Airlines $105
Boston Washington DC Thu, Sep 4 - Sun, Sep 7 airline logo United Airlines $173
Denver Washington DC Thu, Sep 4 - Mon, Sep 8 airline logo Frontier Airlines $205
San Francisco Washington DC Thu, Aug 21 - Sat, Aug 23 airline logo Frontier Airlines $383
Seattle Washington DC Thu, Sep 4 - Mon, Sep 8 airline logo Virgin America $300
Minneapolis Washington DC Thu, Sep 11 - Mon, Sep 15 airline logo Frontier Airlines $145
Dallas Washington DC Thu, Sep 11 - Mon, Sep 15 airline logo Virgin America $282
New York Washington DC Sat, Aug 30 - Mon, Sep 1 airline logo American Airlines $169
Orlando Washington DC Thu, Sep 4 - Mon, Sep 8 airline logo Frontier Airlines $145
Kansas City Washington DC Fri, Aug 29 - Sat, Aug 30 airline logo US Airways $235
Atlanta Washington DC Sat, Aug 30 - Sun, Aug 31 airline logo Frontier Airlines $125
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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