Flights to Washington

One of the most visited cities in the USA, Washington is home to many of the country’s most iconic sights. Visit the stately White House and the towering Lincoln Memorial, then discover D.C’s countless museums and world-class art scene – it’s hard to fit it all in into just one trip. After you’ve had your fill of the city’s historic hotspots, there are plenty of leafy neighbourhoods to explore.

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Get to know the USA’s capital

Fly to Washington with British Airways and visit its well-known sights.

This bustling city is a great place to dig into a half smoke – a local sausage delicacy – while visiting the Jefferson and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorials

 You can also enjoy a tour of the US Capitol, check out the National Gallery of Art and visit the original Declaration of Independence at the National Archives, all for free. If you visit in the springtime, you can take part in the month-long National Cherry Blossom Festival where you’ll experience a mix of culture, music, art, film screenings and food.

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Flight time

8 hours

Time Zone

GMT -4 


US Dollar

Washinton flight FAQs

A flight from London to Washington D.C. takes approximately eight hours.

Use our low fare finder to find the cheapest options as prices can change throughout the year. Summer is the most popular time to visit Washington D.C., so book flights in autumn or spring if you want to pay less for your flights, but still enjoy exploring the city and its sights in pleasant temperatures.

Whatever your budget, Washington D.C. is a great destination. The city’s Metro is efficient, clean and easy to use, plus it’s the fastest and cheapest way to explore the city. If you want to get your steps up, you can take the day and walk between monuments and museums – most which are free to visit – you’ll find them all in the city’s downtown area.

Washington D.C. is a vibrant city with a fascinating history, culture and food scene. From visiting the Smithsonian’s museums to taking a tour of the local distilleries and breweries and watching the Supreme Court in action between October and April, there’s history and culture around every corner.

We fly directly to Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore. You can reach the city’s downtown area from both airports in under 45 minutes using a number of public transport options, and taxis are available from the terminal buildings. You can buy tickets and travel passes at the airports so you can access the city’s public transport system during your stay.

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

Citizens of the UK and Ireland and EU passport holders do not need a visa to visit the USA. However, you will need an ESTA, which permits travel to the US for 90 days or less. If you hold a passport from a country or territory outside of the listed areas, you may need to apply for a visa before you travel. You can find out more about visa requirements for all the countries we fly to at the IATA Travel Centre.

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Fly with just hand baggage and you can carry two bags in the cabin free of charge. Choose our checked baggage option and you can travel with hand baggage and a 23kg bag checked into the hold, plus enjoy free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering, and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Our cabins

All our cabins offer an excellent – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to First.


Our World Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

World Traveller

Premium economy

Discover our World Traveller Plus cabin and treat yourself to a wider seat and more legroom in a separate, quieter cabin.

World Traveller Plus


Work or relax in our Club World cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and fully flat beds for a restful sleep.

Club World


Choose First to enjoy a range of comforts, from fine dining to your own private suite and access to our elegant departure lounges.


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