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Fares from $57 One Way, $116 Round Trip from New York to Washington

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Route Information for Flights from New York to Washington

Origin Airport IATA CodeNYC
Destination Airport IATA CodeWAS
Distance212 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, KLM, Air Europa, Air France, Delta Air Lines, Aeromexico, Aerolineas Argentinas, JetBlue Airways, Alitalia, Korean Air, WestJet, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways
Earliest Flight Arrival1:05PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival2:43AM UTC

Flights Review

Feb 18, 2020

The staff were amazing both on and off the plane, and were very quick to reassure us once turbulence literally made us fear for our lives.

Feb 16, 2020

My TV didn't work. The stewardess reset it for me, but it never came on. So a 3 hour flight with no entertainment.

Jan 30, 2020

My flight attendant was kind.

Jan 4, 2020

The only upsetting thing was that when we looked on the AA online app. it said that to upgrade would only be about $35.But it was only to pick seats.....the 2 front seats we chose were tight and not an upgrade. Then the flight attendant mentioned that this was a "one class" plane. We would not have spent the $70 for both our seats had we known it was just to choose a seat.

Dec 25, 2019

Very nice flight!

Dec 24, 2019

Thanks to United they rebooked our flights very efficiently because of delays and would be missed connections. Coming from Bogotá, Colombia even as an American I will avoid Houston for Immigration coming into the States. This is the second time this year coming through Immigration there and it is a Nightmare. Not enough Immigration staff to Handle the flow and takes a minimum of over an hour to transit. This time over an hour an a Half. On the plus side United Saved the Day!!!

Dec 7, 2019

Not enuf seat room ///chair in front of me was inches from my face

Nov 2, 2019

The wait for the bags could be better

Sep 12, 2019

Did not like seat selection limits and cramped seats. not enough leg room.

Sep 2, 2019

Scott was amazing!

New York and Washington are just 200 miles apart but, if you want to escape the Big Apple and head to the nation’s capital, flying is the easiest way to get there. And booking with Orbitz is the best way to find the top flight deals.


Popular Routes from New York to Washington

These two major cities are both served by three major airports, so there is no shortage of ways to get from one to the other. In fact, there are more than 350 non-stop flights between New York and Washington every day.

From JFK International there are flights to all three of Washington’s airports - Ronald Reagan National, Washington Dulles, and Baltimore Washington International. You can also fly to Ronald Reagan and Dulles from Newark and LaGuardia in New York.

Flights between the two cities take just over an hour.


The Flight from New York to Washington

Washington lies some 200 miles southeast of New York but planes do not always fly in a straight line from one city to another. Flights from JFK to Washington Ronald Reagan, for example, often head out over the Atlantic and skirt round New Jersey and approach the capital across Delaware. Planes heading to Dulles, on the other hand, may take an inland route, looping over Pennsylvania and Maryland.

The air link between the two cities dates back more than a century. In 1918 an airmail service between New York and Washington was established, with a stop at Philadelphia. But some pilots got lost or even ran out of fuel on the way. Today, with airlines operating jets travelling at more than 500mph there is no danger of that happening.

And with a flight time of just one hour travelling between New York and Washington by air is a lot quicker than it would be by land. Trains take at least three hours and the car journey takes even longer.

All the airports in New York and Washington are modern and well appointed, with an array of shopping and dining options, ground transportation, parking, and car hire facilities which mean the journey should be stress free and you can get into the city quickly and easily when you arrive.

As the flights between New York and Washington are domestic, there is no need to arrive at the airport hours before you fly, although passengers should be at the airport at least 60 minutes before take-off. Remember that checking in baggage can take time and it pays to check your allowance when you book.

Arriving early makes the experience more pleasurable and means you can relax and take advantage of the facilities on offer at the airport.

US citizens will need to produce an official form of ID to board the plane, but a drivers license would be OK. Non-US citizens will need to show their passports before they fly.


Other Flight Destinations around Washington

If you want to explore the region around Washington, or are looking for alternative destinations on the historic East Coast, why not consider these flights?

Flights from New York to Philadelphia

Flights from New York to Baltimore

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Flights from New York to Washington - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from New York to Washington?

Get set to click "book" because there are 4 airlines that have nonstop services between New York, NY Airport (LGA-LaGuardia) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Head to Washington in comfort on board one of these popular carriers:

  • American Airlines
  • Delta
  • American Airlines
  • Delta
  • American Airlines
What airlines fly from New York to Washington most frequently?

These airlines operate the most flights from New York to Washington. Get your trip underway with one of these popular carriers: Delta - (DL) with 186 flights every month American Airlines - (AA) with 186 flights every month American Airlines - (AA) with 186 flights every month Delta - (DL) with 186 flights every month American Airlines - (AA) with 56 flights every month American Airlines - (AA) with 56 flights every month

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Washington?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Washington have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Washington with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Washington without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2020 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

Fare, taxes & fees: Fares include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees. Rates shown reflect fares found by other Orbitz users over the past 7 days. Due to rapidly changing airline prices & seat availability, these fares may no longer be available.

Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.