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Airlines Korean Air, Delta, Cathay Pacific, United Airlines

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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 $1,304 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 $1,797 return.

Which Washington airport is closest to central Washington?

Washington is served by 2 major airports. Reagan-National (6 kilometres) is the closest to the centre of Washington and Dulles Intl is 36 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
Perth
$1,776
only
$1,776
Melbourne
$1,428
only
$1,428
Sydney
$1,304
only
$1,304
Destination
Washington
$1,304
only
$1,304
$1,387
only
$1,387
Thu., 6 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
40h 50m
Thu., 19 Mar.
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
27h 05m
$1,304
Trip: 42 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 4,720 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.8
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.1
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.5
MNL
ICN
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew needs to not assume that Asian passengers are Korean as i was being converse in Korean throughout the flight.

ICN
SIN
Excellent 8.3

Cons: They should really Consider adding more movie options, in English without having to read subtitles. I had a 13 1/2 hour flight and an 18 hour flight. The movie options were awful and made for our own not so entertaining flight.

CMB
MLE
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Crew was fantastic.

ICN
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Korean Air service was good.

Cons: When I left Atlanta for Incheon, I thought it was Korean Air, but I got on Delta Air Lines. I was a little embarrassed then.

JFK
ICN
Good 6.0

Pros: The crew was lovely as were the littlebthibgs like slippers.

Cons: The lack of ac control and heat of the cabin wzsnt fun.. the kosher meal was aweful...biggesst and worst thing was mo wifi

Wed., 5 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
25h 44m
Wed., 11 Mar.
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
22h 35m
$1,387
Trip: 35 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 26,326 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
RSW
ATL
Excellent 8.5

Cons: We always board with Sky Priority but the agent took us off the line until Comfort Plus boarded. It was embarrassing to my husband and myself.

LGA
DFW
Okay 4.0

Pros: the video controller in the headrest of the seat ahead of me. you could see the flight pattern, speed, temperature outside and other specs, which were interesting.

Cons: once again, the delta crew does not maintain their planes properly. during the taxi stage to get to the airway to lift off, there was a horrendous growling sound coming from the plane............seems like their hydraulic system is not maintained very well at all and it made a howling sound throughout the plane all the way to take off! we were wondering if there was something wrong with the plane.

DTW
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Sat on tarmac for 20 mins because we were early...

LGA
MIA
Good 7.6

Pros: We got earlier than expected to our destination

Cons: Perhaps educate passengers on the new Delta process of boarding. Too many passengers where disorganized; the crew tried very cars to direct people

LAS
BOS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Nice plane, good service and pilots, great landing - no issues at all.

Tue., 17 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
28h 15m
Fri., 1 Nov.
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
39h 00m
$1,428
Trip: 46 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 5,993 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
LHR
HKG
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The crew was nice and friendly, food was ok

Cons: Food should request order by the crew, rather then trolly push like an old style

HKG
SIN
Excellent 9.2

Cons: The in flight entertainment is very old.

HKG
SFO
Okay 5.0

Cons: The flight attendant actually worked very hard. But I don’t think they have enough people working in the economy. I asked for a cup of coffee twice from 2 different flight attendant. Never got it

BOM
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Cathay pacific is very professional. 100 times better than American Airlines in general

HKG
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very good

Cons: Very good

Fri., 13 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
20h 09m
Tue., 7 Jan.
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
23h 43m
$2,287
Trip: 26 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 65,224 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.6
Food
6.5
PHX
EWR
Good 6.0

Pros: Airport close to my house and It is United hub

Cons: Many things. Seat does not reclining which is hard for a 5 hrs flight

MCO
EWR
Good 6.8

Cons: Better communication about the constant delays

SFO
FRA
Good 6.3

Cons: My luggage is missing. It would be better if it was not missing

LEX
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Flight was canceled.

SFO
ICN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Free upgrade to business class

Cons: Nothing

Thu., 3 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
28h 19m
Sun., 6 Oct.
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
23h 31m
$1,408
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 26,326 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
ATL
FLL
Excellent 9.6

Cons: Just hate the super smaller seats and the reduced spaces everywhere

LIS
JFK
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Crew was great!!

Cons: Boarding of plane. Should be from Back to front.

ICN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent crew and clean aircraft

JFK
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: everything

ATL
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Boeing 777 fantastic plane, great attention from the staff Quiet and comfy

Cons: NOthing really

Thu., 16 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
27h 15m
Thu., 30 Jan.
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
28h 30m
$1,581
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 5,993 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
HKG
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was just good. Nothing over the top.

Cons: Better food.

JFK
YVR
Okay 4.6

Pros: Nice flight attendants.

Cons: The flight was scheduled to leave at 9:50pm and it didn't take off until midnight. The many delays appeared poorly handled and communicated, and I spent an hour on the runway before takeoff.

HKG
ORD
Good 6.3

Pros: The seat space, and the ability to recline the seat was surprising.

Cons: It is what it is.

JFK
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was really good and the seating was quite okay

Cons: Seating distance

HKG
LAX
Good 6.6

Cons: Better room in leg and width. Hotter food and tastier.

Fri., 4 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
29h 00m
Sun., 6 Oct.
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
24h 40m
$1,455
Trip: 3 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 26,326 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
DTW
ORD
Good 6.0

Pros: The fight was very professionally carried out.

Cons: The gate agent hurried ineffectively to board our slightly delayed flight (around 10 min). She left open the Priority Lane and boarded all pax there, having to step 4 steps to the left to scan every boarding pass.

JFK
TXL
Okay 4.6

Cons: Plane was cramped and in disrepair: broken seat arm and headrest, very limited recline. It was a 767 and felt more uncomfortable than a 30 seat regional jet. Very dated entertainment system with limited media options. Exceedingly long delay (1 hour) which the pilot attributed to the ground crew.

JFK
LAS
Okay 4.0

Cons: Flight was delayed almost 3 hrs. Ran out of food right before my row. I upgraded my seat but feel I got the short end of the stick.

DTW
LGA
Okay 5.3

Cons: They sent my luggage to a completely different state! Now I have to wait till it gets to LGA and then they’ll send it to me.

JFK
AUS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was absolutely amazing!

Cons: Delta check in was HORRIBLE! I was charged for a bag check in and had to take my bag through security and they threw away my cologne and razors.

Sat., 14 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
28h 10m
Tue., 24 Sep.
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
41h 30m
$1,593
Trip: 11 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 5,993 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
MNL
HKG
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew and the food

Cons: Seating was tight for me a big guy

HKG
JFK
Good 6.0

Cons: Extremely poor entertainment system - mostly old movies. No Bollywood movies

HKG
MNL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: god food and movie selection.

HKG
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: LOVED the cup of Ramen anytime snack and curved utensils for eating on a moving plane, genius! Service and quality of product is great. If possible, I will always Choose Cathay Pacific airlines over any US Legacy Airlines to Asia any day!

Cons: Stop shrinking the check-in luggage size and allowable weight every few years. It's a nuisance to have to buy new luggage every few years when perfectly working luggage has to be thrown away because of size requirement shrinkage.

PVG
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane was new and had a great feel. Pilots and crew very professional.

Thu., 10 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
23h 38m
Tue., 15 Oct.
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
27h 00m
$1,618
Trip: 6 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 26,326 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
CUN
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Delta service is amazing

DEN
MSP
Excellent 9.3

Pros: In flight entertainment

Cons: Food provided, other than snacks, would be a plus

ORF
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was great

Cons: All was great

FAR
MSP
Okay 5.0

Cons: delays, delays yuck

JFK
SYR
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Great flight but old regional jet

Thu., 10 Oct.
PER
Perth
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
36h 51m
Sat., 26 Oct.
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
PER
Perth
33h 35m
$1,776
Trip: 17 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 26,326 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
DEN
MSP
Excellent 9.3

Pros: In flight entertainment

Cons: Food provided, other than snacks, would be a plus

HND
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I asked at the gate to change my seat in row 30 because I was not next to my husband. The crew arranged this! Loved the leg room! Service was perfect.

Cons: Flying first class!

MLB
ATL
Good 6.0

Pros: Delayed, packed, bought a sandwich! Good sandwiches!

Cons: Packed and delayed

LIS
JFK
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Crew was great!!

Cons: Boarding of plane. Should be from Back to front.

JFK
TXL
Okay 4.6

Cons: Plane was cramped and in disrepair: broken seat arm and headrest, very limited recline. It was a 767 and felt more uncomfortable than a 30 seat regional jet. Very dated entertainment system with limited media options. Exceedingly long delay (1 hour) which the pilot attributed to the ground crew.

Wed., 28 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
23h 42m
Thu., 5 Sep.
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
24h 40m
$1,797
Trip: 9 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 26,326 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
BOS
AMS
Good 7.0

Cons: Better allergy aware food.

SFO
SEA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Smooth, efficient and timely.

Cons: Seats weren’t assigned until at the gate even though checked in 18 hours before. Bag drop was horrible. No self service. Was inline for about 45 minutes.

SLC
DTW
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Late flight. Unacceptable

SJC
MSP
Excellent 8.0

Cons: It was so cold! People all over were asking for blankets and commenting on the coldness

FLL
LGA
Good 7.6

Pros: The Crew

Cons: No AC...

Wed., 25 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
23h 49m
Wed., 2 Oct.
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
24h 10m
$1,936
Trip: 8 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 26,326 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
LHR
ATL
Okay 4.6

Pros: Entertainment was good and there was a choice of food.

Cons: The crew sucked.

MOB
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Left seven hours later than I anticipated Some passengers were rebooked on earlier flights while others told to go with same flight flying later Very very disorganized

LHR
DTW
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The A330 was comfortable and the crew was efficient and cheerful.

Cons: Delta is the best experience we've had of late.

JFK
LAS
Okay 4.0

Cons: Flight was delayed almost 3 hrs. Ran out of food right before my row. I upgraded my seat but feel I got the short end of the stick.

CUN
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Delta service is amazing

Tue., 17 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
26h 09m
Sat., 2 Nov.
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
28h 10m
$1,967
Trip: 47 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 26,326 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
ATL
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Cons: No milk available.

JFK
SYR
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Great flight but old regional jet

FAR
MSP
Okay 5.0

Cons: delays, delays yuck

MLB
ATL
Good 6.0

Pros: Delayed, packed, bought a sandwich! Good sandwiches!

Cons: Packed and delayed

LGA
DFW
Okay 4.0

Pros: the video controller in the headrest of the seat ahead of me. you could see the flight pattern, speed, temperature outside and other specs, which were interesting.

Cons: once again, the delta crew does not maintain their planes properly. during the taxi stage to get to the airway to lift off, there was a horrendous growling sound coming from the plane............seems like their hydraulic system is not maintained very well at all and it made a howling sound throughout the plane all the way to take off! we were wondering if there was something wrong with the plane.

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