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Flights to Washington

Get to know the USA’s capital

Flight time from London

8 hours

Distance from London

3,674 miles

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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.

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. Book your Washington holiday today and make the most what the capital has to offer.

Washington flight FAQs

How long is a flight to Washington?

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

What’s the cheapest month to fly to Washington?

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.

Is Washington cheap to visit?

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.

Is it easy to get around Washington?

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.

Why visit Washington?

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.

Why fly British Airways to Washington?

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.

Washington Travel Essentials

Flight time

8 hours

Time zone

GMT -4


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