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Fares from $52 One Way, $97 Round Trip from New York to Washington

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Flights from New York to Washington - Frequently Asked Questions

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

Two airlines offer nonstop flights from New York, NY Airport (LGA-LaGuardia) to Washington, DC Airport (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) — American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. They'll take you where you need to go quickly and comfortably.

What is the shortest flight from New York to Washington?

Leave that binge-watching for another day, because the journey from New York to Washington can take as little as 1 hour and 9 minutes.

What airlines fly from New York to Washington most frequently?

American Airlines (AA) operates 178 flights every month between New York, NY Airport (LGA-LaGuardia) to Washington, DC Airport (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National). Your next epic adventure is just clicks away. If you can't find the right flight there, check out the fares with Delta Air Lines (DL). This airline is a fantastic alternative and operates 154 flights between New York and Washington each month.

Route Information for Flights from New York to Washington

Origin Airport IATA CodeNYC
Destination Airport IATA CodeWAS
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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?

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^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.