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Looking for cheap airfare to Washington? 25% of our users found return tickets to Washington for the following prices or less: From Sydney Kingsford Smith $1232, from Melbourne & other airports $1382, from Brisbane $1523
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While there are no direct flights to Washington from Australia, there are routes with only one stopover if flying with United Airlines or Air China. All of these land at Washington Dulles Intl Airport, which is the city’s main international airport. While Washington Reagan-National Airport is closer to the city centre, you will have two or more stopovers if you choose to fly there.
If you are travelling with children, Washington Dulles Intl Airport has nursing rooms in multiple locations throughout the main terminal; if you wish to access one of them you will need to visit the Information Desk to get the code. You will also find an interactive game area for kids next to Gate B70 – called ‘The Funway’, it includes plane-themed elements.
If you’re looking for a way to pass the time at Washington Reagan-National Airport, you can admire the artworks displayed throughout the terminals thanks to the airport’s DCA Art Program. Alternatively, you can learn about the airport’s history at the Exhibit Hall in Terminal A. If you prefer watching planes take off and land, there are observation decks in all terminals.
For some quiet time at Washington Dulles Intl Airport, head to one of the multiple airport lounges. Those accessible using a pre-paid pass are the Air France-KLM Lounge on Concourse A, as well as the Turkish Airlines Lounge and Lufthansa Business Lounge, both located on Concourse B. All lounges offer beverages, newspapers and televisions, and have showers available for guests.
After a long flight to Washington Dulles Intl Airport you can head to Be Relax spa, located next to Gate A32 on Concourse B, for a massage, a facial or one of the nail treatments on offer. The spa is open from 7am to 9pm daily. For a relaxing massage at Washington Reagan-National Airport, head to XpresSpa, which is open from 7am to 8pm.

FAQs - Booking Washington flights

What is the cheapest flight to Washington?

The cheapest airline ticket to Washington from Australia in the last 72 hours was $1412 return on the route Sydney to Washington. The most popular route is Sydney to Washington and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1412 return.

Which Washington airport is closest to central Washington?

Washington is served by 3 major airports. Reagan-National (6 kilometres) is the closest to the centre of Washington, Dulles Intl is 36 kilometres from the centre and Baltimore/Washington is 44 kilometres away from the centre. View on map.

How do I get from Washington Dulles Intl Airport to the city centre?

If you prefer using public transport, you will find multiple buses going into the city centre when you exit the airport after baggage reclaim. If you would like to get to a train station, you should take the Silver Line Express Bus Service, which takes you directly to Silver Line Metro station. The trip should take about 15 minutes and cost USD5 (about AUD7) one-way. There are also taxis available from outside doors 2 and 6, with a customer service representative available 24 hours a day.

How do I get from Washington Reagan-National Airport to the city centre?

Reagan-National Airport is connected to the Metrorail, which you can catch from Terminals B and C. If you arrive at Terminal A, you can take an airport shuttle to get to the train station. The maximum train fare is USD6 (about AUD8.5) if you use a SmarTrip card, available for purchase from the station. Taxis are available outside all terminals, and the rates to travel within the District of Columbia range from approximately USD14 (about AUD20) to USD27 (about AUD38), plus a USD3 (about AUD4) airport fee.

Is there an on-site airport hotel at Washington Dulles Intl Airport?

There are no hotels inside the airport, however the closest hotel is the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, which is located four minutes away from the airport and offers free airport shuttle transfers. The Westin Washington Dulles Airport Hotel and Best Western Dulles Airport Inn are about ten minutes away, and they both offer an airport shuttle service.

Is there any help available for distressed passengers?

Traveler’s Aid is a non-profit organization present at both Washington airports to assist distressed passengers. You will find their desks next to baggage reclaim areas 6, 12 and 14 at Washington Dulles Intl Airport, though they also have roaming staff on all concourses. If you are at Washington Reagan-National Airport, the organization has desks located in all terminals.

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Airports
Origin
Brisbane
$1445
only
$1445
Perth
$1730
only
$1730
Melbourne
$1865
only
$1865
Sydney
$1412
only
$1412
Destination
Washington
$1412
only
$1412
$1456
only
$1456
Mon., 29 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
32h 25m
Fri., 17 May
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
32h 45m
$1412
Trip: 19 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,270 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.5
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.1
Food
6.1
LAX
PEK
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Make the flights on time!!! Cancelles my flight and totally ruined my vacation!!

PTY
IAH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was very friendly and accommodating

PEK
HKG
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Depart on time, missed my connecting flight

PEK
YVR
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Amazing crew, very polite and helpful Excellent take off and landed super smooth - koodoos to the cockpit team The seats on the aircraft from Beijing to Vancouver was much more comfortable that the aircraft before ( Vancouver to Ho Chi Minh ) but I think that it’s because it is a newer aircraft

Cons: The food quality was very poor and portion too small. This could utilize some improvements

BKK
PEK
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Like

Mon., 27 May
BNE
Brisbane
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
37h 10m
Mon., 10 Jun.
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
BNE
Brisbane
38h 05m
$1445
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed., 24 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
21h 05m
Wed., 14 Aug.
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
23h 50m
$1456
Trip: 22 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,154 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
PER
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Eye mark not provided.

MKY
BNE
Good 7.6

Pros: Was just like any other plane trip

Cons: More substantial 'snack'

BNE
PER
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent service.Very clean.loved the entertainment. The landing was very good.

Cons: Nothing

LAX
MEL
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Queuing lines could have been more organizered. Using stanchions would have helped organized the process. Also no one could hear the queuing instructions. Otherwise great flight!

CNS
BNE
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Free WiFi and a snack of crackers and a dip.

Cons: All good!

Tue., 30 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
26h 33m
Tue., 20 Aug.
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
27h 11m
$1538
Trip: 22 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,493 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Great food and crew

Cons: Seat comfort , WiFi

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great crew, great food, spacious and nice. Great experience overall.

AKL
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: The crew were very welcoming and made you feel special. The food was great! The burger was tremendous! The films very up to date.

Cons: The seat is comfortable but doesnt recline enough, I dont like the fact that you need to flip the seat to get it flat, when is it flat its rock hard! Good on AirNZ for providing the foam mattress topper it helps. ButOnce its flat you cant really watch TV.

AKL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: My first experience in business class

AKL
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

Cons: I can’t be more demanding. Everything on the flight were good.

Tue., 28 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
28h 29m
Mon., 10 Jun.
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
22h 55m
$1570
Trip: 14 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 24,161 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
BOS
PHL
OK 4.0

Pros: The crew was nice, the flight was so short, there was little interaction with them.

Cons: Boarding was a disaster, people didn’t have seats which caused a delay in boarding. It was a mess. The seats were uncomfortable and too small. I know it’s a short flight but it was just too tight in there. The flight was delayed and the communication was all over; the time was constantly changin

RDU
ATL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Everything was on time & organized

Cons: I had to download that Gogo app to watch a move. That sucked

LAX
PDX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew ok . Seat not so comfy

Cons: Food

MKE
BOS
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew

Cons: Delays

ATL
JFK
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was gr8, seats comfy and space between seats was great, great space for legs

Cons: The quality of the forks and knife, I had meat for dinner and the fork broke two times. Coffee needs to be a little more stronger. Keep it up!

Wed., 25 Sep.
PER
Perth
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
33h 50m
Thu., 10 Oct.
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
PER
Perth
34h 50m
$1730
Trip: 16 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 5,654 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
MNL
HKG
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: 1h30 delayed as usual

HKG
MNL
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: 2 hours delay as usual with cathay pacific - flight attendand constantly disturb you on the pr system - very limited choice of movies, mostly old and finally poor food as always with cx - the seat on the other hand is very comfortable and thankfully i forgot i flew with cx

HKG
MNL
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: short haul business class seat very uncomfortablev- flight delayed as usul

HKG
TPE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: crew amazing

LAX
HKG
Good 6.0

Pros: Plane was okay. Nice big screen

Cons: Crew was ok

Mon., 13 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
37h 50m
Mon., 20 May
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
31h 30m
$1823
Trip: 8 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 9,475 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.3
Food
8.0
MAN
DOH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Plenty legroom with Qatar. Food good.

Cons: Everything good as usual

DOH
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything! It just awesome

Cons: Nothing can be better, an awesome flight

LGW
DOH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: nice crew, great service

DOH
TRV
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: No leg space

DOH
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Long flight, not so full, yet the crew was busy. Some green/trainee types waking us up to bring seat forward while serving meal to passengers on the rear row !! One said we dont serve wine with lunch - really! She did bring the wine 30 minutes later. But they were nice overall. Kept it clean. A+.

Cons: Nice if they offered/served drinks before meals

Thu., 25 Apr.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
34h 25m
Sun., 28 Apr.
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
48h 55m
$1865
Trip: 4 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 4,094 reviews
Overall
8.9
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.7
Crew
9.1
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.4
ORD
NRT
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: No... no... no....

ITM
HND
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Easy boarding. Very nice crew.

Cons: I was unlucky and got the corner rear seat that had no window. Glad it was a short flight!

NRT
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The food the service and the staff

NRT
ITM
Excellent 8.5

Pros: On time. Boarding was great. Flight wasn’t full so plenty of room to stretch out.

MNL
NRT
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew very helpful. Seat roomy.

Sat., 1 Jun.
BNE
Brisbane
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
38h 00m
Wed., 12 Jun.
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
BNE
Brisbane
37h 05m
$1460
Trip: 12 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue., 7 May
BNE
Brisbane
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
40h 29m
Tue., 14 May
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
BNE
Brisbane
21h 55m
$1470
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,154 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
SYD
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Just the easiness of it all. Not complicated. Simple

Cons: The crew was not excellent. Seemed a little rushed and preoccupied.

MEL
ADL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great luggage allowance and best prices.

Cons: Not Applicable

DPS
SYD
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Crew was good.

Cons: Seating ok for say a flight from Syd. to Melb. But not adequate for a short haul international flight. Lack of food is disappointing.

BNE
GLT
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very friendly crew.

SYD
CNS
OK 5.6

Pros: Snack was good

Cons: Seats very uncomfortable and msny headrests would not stay in position making back of neck very uncomfortable. Also. Making passengers board via rear plane door and stairs where ramp to front plane door was used makes it much more difficult for seniors with carry on bag. Should use of front entra

Wed., 12 Jun.
BNE
Brisbane
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
26h 45m
Sat., 22 Jun.
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
BNE
Brisbane
26h 50m
$1646
Trip: 11 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 24,161 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
MIA
MSP
Good 7.6

Pros: Can’t do anything about bad weather-we got through despite a weather delay. Crew was terrific.

ORD
LGA
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew was nice and welcoming

Cons: Well, if our plane had been leaving on time it would've been superb.

CDG
ATL
Good 7.3

Pros: The food choices were broad enough for anyone. They came by with water periodically. The movies offered had a good range. The pillow was a surprisingly good size.

Cons: Tight seating. Cold. Arm rests hurt my arms. Foot rest would have been a blessing. Blanket was too thin.

MSP
MCI
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Wonderful friendly crew. Comfy seat. Very pleasantly impressed with the comfort on a CRJ900 -- windows are large and closer to eye level, standing room is enough.

BOS
PHL
OK 4.0

Pros: The crew was nice, the flight was so short, there was little interaction with them.

Cons: Boarding was a disaster, people didn’t have seats which caused a delay in boarding. It was a mess. The seats were uncomfortable and too small. I know it’s a short flight but it was just too tight in there. The flight was delayed and the communication was all over; the time was constantly changin

Tue., 24 Sep.
PER
Perth
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
31h 50m
Tue., 8 Oct.
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
PER
Perth
29h 10m
$1760
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 5,654 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
SYD
HKG
Good 7.6

Pros: Seats were ok on par with other airlines. Food served was good.

Cons: More leg space.

MAD
HKG
OK 5.3

Pros: lost connection sue ro the Arline , terrible ground staff

Cons: lost connection sue ro the Arline , terrible ground staff

HKG
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing crew. Very attentive and great service. Wonderful flat bed seats

TPE
HKG
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: short hall business class not comfortable - flight delayed as usual

AMS
HKG
Good 7.0

Pros: Entertainment

Cons: The accommodation/attendance from the flight crews. They looked like they have just been deployed from training.

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