Cheap flights to Washington DC

Best Anytime fares to Washington DC

Cheap round-trip flights to Washington DC

Departure Arrival Travel dates Airline Round-trip fares
Boston Washington DC Thu, 26 May - Thu, 2 Jun airline logo American Airlines £96
Edinburgh Washington DC Sun, 22 May - Sun, 29 May airline logo Aer Lingus £529
Orlando Washington DC Mon, 13 Jun - Wed, 15 Jun airline logo United Airlines £95
Dublin Washington DC Tue, 17 May - Sun, 22 May airline logo United Airlines £418
Birmingham Washington DC Sun, 15 May - Sun, 22 May airline logo SAS Scandinavian Airlines £520
Manchester Washington DC Thu, 12 May - Mon, 16 May airline logo SAS Scandinavian Airlines £523
Bristol Washington DC Sun, 8 May - Sun, 15 May Multiple Airlines Check rates
Birmingham Washington DC Thu, 23 Jun - Mon, 27 Jun airline logo SAS Scandinavian Airlines £620
Orlando Washington DC Sat, 21 May - Mon, 23 May airline logo United Airlines £372
Aberdeen Washington DC Fri, 27 May - Sun, 29 May airline logo Icelandair £698
New York Washington DC Mon, 23 May - Tue, 24 May Delta Airlines Delta Air Lines £122
Aberdeen Washington DC Mon, 16 May - Mon, 23 May airline logo SAS Scandinavian Airlines £626
Boston Washington DC Thu, 2 Jun - Mon, 6 Jun airline logo American Airlines £96
Glasgow Washington DC Thu, 26 May - Sun, 29 May airline logo Aer Lingus £516
Manchester Washington DC Thu, 12 May - Wed, 18 May airline logo SAS Scandinavian Airlines £519
Frankfurt Washington DC Fri, 6 May - Sun, 8 May airline logo KLM Royal Dutch Airlines £804
New York Washington DC Sat, 14 May - Mon, 16 May airline logo Virgin America £721
Frankfurt Washington DC Tue, 10 May - Tue, 24 May airline logo SAS Scandinavian Airlines £500
London Washington DC Tue, 17 May - Tue, 7 Jun airline logo SAS Scandinavian Airlines £512
London Washington DC Thu, 19 May - Mon, 23 May airline logo SAS Scandinavian Airlines £521
Dublin Washington DC Thu, 26 May - Sat, 28 May airline logo United Airlines £446
Bristol Washington DC Mon, 30 May - Mon, 6 Jun airline logo Brussels Airlines £579
Glasgow Washington DC Tue, 7 Jun - Tue, 14 Jun airline logo Aer Lingus £588
Edinburgh Washington DC Sat, 21 May - Mon, 23 May airline logo Aer Lingus £748
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Best weekend fares to Washington DC

Best weekend fares to Washington DC

Departure Arrival Travel dates Airline Round-trip fares
Boston Washington DC Thu, 2 Jun - Mon, 6 Jun airline logo American Airlines £96
Glasgow Washington DC Thu, 26 May - Sun, 29 May airline logo Aer Lingus £516
Frankfurt Washington DC Fri, 6 May - Sun, 8 May airline logo KLM Royal Dutch Airlines £804
Bristol Washington DC Sun, 8 May - Sun, 15 May Multiple Airlines Check rates
Manchester Washington DC Thu, 12 May - Mon, 16 May airline logo SAS Scandinavian Airlines £523
New York Washington DC Sat, 14 May - Mon, 16 May airline logo Virgin America £721
Orlando Washington DC Sat, 21 May - Mon, 23 May airline logo United Airlines £372
Birmingham Washington DC Thu, 23 Jun - Mon, 27 Jun airline logo SAS Scandinavian Airlines £620
Aberdeen Washington DC Fri, 27 May - Sun, 29 May airline logo Icelandair £698
London Washington DC Thu, 19 May - Mon, 23 May airline logo SAS Scandinavian Airlines £521
Dublin Washington DC Thu, 26 May - Sat, 28 May airline logo United Airlines £446
Edinburgh Washington DC Sat, 21 May - Mon, 23 May airline logo Aer Lingus £748
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Things to do in Washington DC

According to many aspiring politicians, Washington, D.C., is a greedy cesspool. But tourists quickly discover what the locals know: Washington is a pleasant and extremely manageable city. Confining your visit to downtown lets you easily accomplish your to-do list, from the Capitol to the Smithsonian museums to the great marble monuments. But there are rewards for wandering off the National Mall and into D.C.’s neighborhoods. Shopping in Georgetown, the hepcat vibe of the U Street corridor, or the nightlife of Adams Morgan will give a warmer impression of the city than dodging school groups among iconic attractions. Buy an all-day pass for the Metro (the subway system). A local might even help you operate the machine that dispenses passes—despite John F. Kennedy’s assertion that D.C. is “a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.”

Washington D.C. When to Go

Washington’s summers are blisteringly hot and humid, so plan on visiting in spring and fall when temperatures remain mild and the school-vacation crowds are at their ebb. Each spring, the National Cherry Blossom Festival typically signals the start of “tourist season,” though that can also be when the weather is most fickle—sunny and mid-60s one day, rain and wind the next (read: Pack layers). Lots of people come to town for the festival, and there’s no guarantee the blossoms will actually be out, but catch it right and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful spectacles in city travel.

Heat and humidity aside, summer can work if you’re strategic about where you visit. Hit the star attractions first thing in the morning to avoid waiting in line in the sun, and save those off-the-beaten-path spots (hopefully ones with air conditioning) for later in the day. Visit the monuments at dusk for stellar sunset photo ops. Surprisingly, summer hotel rates can be competitive because many of the politicians, businessfolk, and convention-goers aren’t in town.

Fall is ideal, though it doesn’t start for real until October most years and can be fleeting, with chilly northerly winds heralding several months of biting sub-zero days, particularly in January and February. Winter brings subfreezing temperatures and occasional ice, though snow is more rare here than in Northeastern cities.

Airports in Washington DC DC, US

map of airports in Washington DC
  • 1

    Reagan Airport (DCA)

    Distance from City Center: 3 miles

  • 2

    Dulles Airport (IAD)

    Distance from City Center: 22.3 miles