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Cheap flights to Washington DC, DC

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Arriving at the destination

There are many options when it comes to your cheap flights to Washington DC. If you opt to fly via American, Jet Blue, or United, you will arrive at the Washington Dulles International Airport. If you fly US Airways, you will arrive at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

For Washington DC flights via Southwest Airlines and AirTran, you will arrive at the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. For those flying via Delta Shuttle and US Airway Shuttle, you land in Ronal Reagan Washington National Airport. Cheap flights to Washington DC can be found to all these airports.

From these airports, you can either take a commuter train, taxi, or shuttle to downtown. Automated teller machines, foreign exchange counters, and hotel information booths are available for tourists. Once you have acquired airfare to Washington DC, it is easier to get around the city itself.

Getting Around

To get the best experience, book a hotel near the tourist spots. That way, you can get a good rest after your flight to Washington DC and get ready for a fun tour ahead.

To go around town, hop from one attraction to another by riding the Metrobus. It is open from 5 a.m. to midnight during weekdays and 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. on weekends. You can also opt to take metered taxi cabs. Alternatively, you may purchase day tickets for tour buses or get on the DC Circulator. For those who want a private tour, cars can be hired.

Main attractions

Washington DC flights take you to the best place for sightseeing. Antiquarians would not want to miss all the historical monuments like the famous Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and many more.

With airfare to Washington DC, visit one of the world’s greatest museums—the Smithsonian—and view collections of art and archaeological artifacts. Other must-see museums are the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Tussauds Wax Museum, and the National Art Gallery to name a few.

Of course, you would not want to miss going to the US Capitol and see the White House from a distance during one of your Washington DC flights. The city is also teeming with zoos, amusement parks, and protected ecological zones. These amazing attractions are definitely worth flights to Washington DC.

Shopping, Dining and Night Life

Washington DC is not without world-class shopping centers. With affordable airfare to Washington DC, you will have enough money left over to head to Georgetown to go shopping for designer labels and antiques. Tyson’s Corner Center has more than 300 stores. Other great shopping locations include the Springfield Mall, Union Station, White Flint Mall, Fair Oaks, and numerous outlet stores.

Washington DC’s food scene is a hodgepodge of culture. From Ethiopian to Burmese cuisines, you are sure to find something delectable to fit your palate. You can even take food tours like the dinner cruises offered by Spirit and Odyssey. For the ultimate dining and tour experience, come out at night, so you can dine and dance to live music under the stars.

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Flight stats for Washington DC, DC - did you know?
  • Washington DC is 22 mi from Dulles Intl Airport (Washington DC, DC).
  • Dulles Intl Airport (Washington DC, DC)
    • Right now, 68 airlines operate out of Dulles Intl Airport.
    • Dulles Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 141 cities.
    • Every week, at least 9,702 domestic flights and 1,393 international flights depart from Dulles Intl Airport.
  • Ronald Reagan National Airport (Washington DC, DC)
    • Right now, 46 airlines operate out of Ronald Reagan National Airport.
    • Ronald Reagan National Airport offers nonstop flights to 90 cities.
    • Every week, at least 7,091 domestic flights and 168 international flights depart from Ronald Reagan National Airport.
  • Washington DC is 27 mi from Balt.-Wash. Intl Airport (Baltimore, MD).
  • Balt.-Wash. Intl Airport (Baltimore, MD)
    • Right now, 44 airlines operate out of Balt.-Wash. Intl Airport.
    • Balt.-Wash. Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 75 cities.
    • Every week, at least 5,922 domestic flights and 196 international flights depart from Balt.-Wash. Intl Airport.
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