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Find cheap flights to Washington, D.C. from $1,065

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Cheap flight deals to Washington, D.C.

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights to Washington, D.C. that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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13:50 - 22:42AKL-IAD
24h 52m2 stops
18:05 - 07:10IAD-AKL
21h 05m1 stop
$2,033United Airlines
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13:50 - 17:00AKL-DCA
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08:15 - 07:10DCA-AKL
30h 55m2 stops
$2,033United Airlines
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39h 01m3 stops
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32h 32m3 stops
06:59 - 15:05DCA-AKL
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tors, 16 maj - tis, 21 maj
19:55 - 22:32AKL-DCA
42h 37m3 stops
06:59 - 15:05DCA-AKL
40h 06m3 stops
$2,278Air Canada
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ons, 15 maj - tis, 21 maj
16:05 - 07:34AKL-DCA
31h 29m1 stop
17:41 - 14:05DCA-AKL
28h 24m2 stops
$2,298American Airlines
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ons, 15 maj - ons, 22 maj
16:05 - 07:48AKL-DCA
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28h 24m2 stops
$2,327American Airlines
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40h 06m3 stops
$2,385Air Canada
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15:00 - 06:00BWI-AKL
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$2,467Air New Zealand
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Flights to Washington, D.C. - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights to Washington, D.C. to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest day to fly to Washington, D.C.?

The average price of all flights to Washington, D.C. clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to Washington, D.C. is Friday where tickets can be as cheap as $1,914. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Saturday, where prices are $2,313 on average.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Washington, D.C.?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights to Washington, D.C., removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights to Washington, D.C. is February, where tickets cost $2,104 on average for one-way flights. On the other hand, the most expensive months are April and December, where the average cost of tickets from New Zealand is $3,013 and $2,846 respectively. For return trips, the best month to travel is February with an average price of $2,104.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly to Washington, D.C.?

The average price for all flights to Washington, D.C. depending on the time of departure, clicked by users on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Washington, D.C. is generally in the afternoon, when flights cost $1,995 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to Washington, D.C. is generally in the evening, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is $2,344.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Washington, D.C.?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights to Washington, D.C., removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price, you should book around 0 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 89 days before departure.

Which is the cheapest airport to fly into in Washington, D.C.?

Prices will differ depending on the departure airport, but generally, the cheapest airport to fly to in Washington, D.C. is Washington, D.C. Reagan-National Airport, with an average flight price of $206.

How many airports are there in Washington, D.C.?

There are 3 airports in Washington, D.C.: Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI). The busiest airport is Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), with 44% of all flights arriving there.

How long is the flight to Washington, D.C.?

The duration of your flight to Washington, D.C. depends on your departure and arrival airports. Obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. The most popular routes to Washington, D.C. on KAYAK are from Christchurch, which takes 21h 20m, and Auckland, which takes 26h 45m.

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February

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$1,065
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 5% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (10% more expensive on average)
Flight from Auckland to Washington Dulles Airport

When to book flights to Washington, D.C.

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel to Washington, D.C. based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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FAQs - booking Washington, D.C. flights

  • Which Washington, D.C. airport is closest to central Washington, D.C.?

    6 km away from Washington, D.C.’s city centre, Reagan Washington National Airport is the closest of the 2 major airports in the city. There are 36 km separating Washington, D.C. city centre to Washington Dulles Airport.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to Washington, D.C.?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to Washington, D.C..

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket to Washington, D.C.?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Washington, D.C. is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to Washington, D.C.?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Washington, D.C. with an airline and back with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to Washington, D.C.?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Washington, D.C. up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

  • Which airline offers the most flights to Washington, D.C.?

    Of the 13 airlines that fly to Washington, D.C., American Airlines offers the most flights, with around 2,636 per week, followed by United Airlines with 1,981 flights per week.

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New Zealand to Washington, D.C.

Monday

ANA, ASKY, Aer Lingus, +72 more

ANA, ASKY, +73 more

Tuesday

ANA, ASKY, Aer Lingus, +71 more

ANA, ASKY, +72 more

Wednesday

ANA, ASKY, Aer Lingus, +71 more

ANA, ASKY, +72 more

Thursday

ANA, ASKY, Aer Lingus, +72 more

ANA, ASKY, +73 more

Friday

ANA, ASKY, Aer Lingus, +72 more

ANA, ASKY, +73 more

Saturday

ANA, ASKY, Aer Lingus, +71 more

ANA, ASKY, +72 more

Sunday

ANA, ASKY, Aer Lingus, +72 more

ANA, ASKY, +73 more

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Direct returns

Washington, D.C. to New Zealand

Monday

ANA, ASKY, Aer Lingus, +72 more

ANA, ASKY, +73 more

Tuesday

ANA, ASKY, Aer Lingus, +71 more

ANA, ASKY, +72 more

Wednesday

ANA, ASKY, Aer Lingus, +71 more

ANA, ASKY, +72 more

Thursday

ANA, ASKY, Aer Lingus, +72 more

ANA, ASKY, +73 more

Friday

ANA, ASKY, Aer Lingus, +72 more

ANA, ASKY, +73 more

Saturday

ANA, ASKY, Aer Lingus, +71 more

ANA, ASKY, +72 more

Sunday

ANA, ASKY, Aer Lingus, +72 more

ANA, ASKY, +73 more

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Top 4 airlines flying to Washington, D.C.

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying to Washington, D.C.. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline from New Zealand to Washington, D.C.. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with to Washington, D.C.? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8.2
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 668 reviews
7.6food
8.4boarding
8.1comfort
8.8crew
7.9entertainment
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Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

8.0 ExcellentMichelle, Apr 2024NPL - AKL
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Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

All was good, the only thing was it didn't run on time.

The staff and crew on board were excellent. Business class however, was very weird. I thought we would have individual pods, but the way it was set up was unexpected. Not very private and If you wanted to lay down, you had to have an entire bed made up for you by the crew, rather than how Delta one works where you could just lie down whenever you feel like it. It was a 16 hour flight. I chose not to have my bed made, and that turned out to be a good idea because everybody who had their bed made had to wait for the crew to roll up their mattresses. So strange!

Crew were pleasant, happy to be there and were a joy to be around. Entire operation was professional, well thought out and ran like a Swiss clock.

Couldn’t request a vegan meal somehow but I noticed other people getting them

United flight from SFO to PDX was cancelled. I will ask for a refund. Had to book on Alaska

Good food and entertainment options. Great Staff that were all welcoming and caregiving.

The recline on the seat in front of me came back so that I was staring at the top of the man’s head in front of me the whole trip. He refused to bring his seat back up twice every time he was instructed to do so and only relented when he had a tray of good in front of him. And then right back in my lap!!! Horrible man!! I complained to the staff multiple times, but no one would address the issue. Otherwise, it would have been a perfect flight.

Flight was canceled due to technical issue shortly before the check-in counters opened. Passengers were rebooked on a flight three days later. Request to be accommodated on Air Tahiti Nui could not be processed. Customer service sorted out the refund after calling and being put on hold for almost an hour.

Carring crew, nice ambiance of the cabin, comfortable beds, good food well served. We liked everything.

It got me where I needed it to; not much more. It had no competition so that was why I chose it.

Plane didn’t even make it off the ground. We all had to get off and walk to a different terminal (lots of confusion) to get on a different plane. Landed fairly late, connections missed.

One of the best flying experiences I’ve ever had.

The flight cancellation and process for getting a new flight was not that clear. United also had some delays that were unexpected. I am the most disappointed by the fact that I originally bought a Lufthansa ticket, only to be flown by United.

Need to have more snacks for the duration and coffee.

Crowded flight, but upbeat and kind crew. Pilot greeted us at door, flight attendant thanked a number of “special” passengers for their business, another addressed an eight-year old boy as “young man.” United obviously trying to up their game, but though all of that is nice and notable, flying still feels like moving along a human assembly line, being herded into one small space after another (boarding areas with too few seats, planes with limited personal space, shuttles (IAD) packed too full.

On time - really well operated flight. Friendly staff. Super impressed with United on this round trip.

It was ok until we got to DC and I wanted to use my United Club pass and the snobbish receptionist said that they don’t take one pass. It took me everything itch of patience not to tell her off

Food choice was poor and we had to buy on board snacks.

We were offer chocolate cookies , not everyone eat chocolate. Thank you

The flight was great until towards the end when the flight attendant read an excessively long commercial for purchasing an american airlines credit card. The worst part is that we are doing a lot of traveling this year so i was actually interested in getting the credit card, but I was so annoyed with the long commercial that I completely dismissed the flight attendant bringing around the information. Next time, keep the sales pitch to 10 seconds and then pass around the brochures!!

Nice aircraft. Plane was PACKED full and distance between seats was tight. Had it been more than a two hour flight it would not have been tolerable. I had much more knee space on the JetBlue flight I went out on.

New ridiculous policy by american destroyed my allegiance to american. As a million miler with american, I expected it would be easy to get on an earlier flight when I got to airport earlier than expected, and save a five hour layover. WRONG. The online app would not let me switch flights, So I called, and was promised a call back in 90 minutes. HAH! The customer service desk at DCA said “we no longer have access to changing a flight on our screens. If the app couldn’t do it, I should send a letter to American, but there’s nothing else possible!”

I am tired of being nickel and dimed for seat location, checked luggage and carry on bags. That is why i rarely fly anymore.

It was right on time and crew were very courteous

Great flight. Boarding was efficient and quick. On time departure and smooth flight. Flight arrived early at destination. Good experience.

Literally the worst experience ever and I had my service dog with me. Flight was supposed to leave at 1:51 PM but the plane arrived late. They boarded us around 3 PM and kept us on the plane for an hour saying that due to weather conditions in Miami, we could not takeoff yet. After waiting for an hour, they deplaned. And then they will not give us our bags back that we could just leave and schedule for another flight. Every hour they kept updating saying we have to wait another hour without any explanation as to what was going on. Eventually, I went to customer service to change my ticket, but by the time I made it to the front of the line, they started boarding my flight again. And then when we got onto the flight, they said there were two flight attendants That were past their shift. They kept us on the plane for about another 40 minutes until they told us they had no other flight attendance and had to deplane again. Then I gave us hotel vouchers and told us we would be on a flight at 6 AM the next day. At this point it is about 9 PM. I get to the hotel with my dog, who hasn’t been able to go potty for about eight hours. When I arrived at the hotel, I got a text alert saying my flight has been canceled at 6 AM and they moved past to 5 AM, however the hotel shuttle doesn’t leave early enough to make it to the airport for 5 AM flight. So me and some other passengers got a cab after about three hours of sleep to get back to the airport. This was the worst experience ever.

Their computers were down upon arrival to the airport. They were unable to figure out how to board us. We were delayed over an hour and a half.

Delay. Flight was delayed in Washington.knew that connection was impossible as not enough time to switch terminals. The steward would not let me stay the night. So forced to Dallas.late night, after 10pm.hotel checkin was one hour. Passengers lined up only one girl to checkin at comfort inn. No food availability at that time. Had to leave early at 6:30 am to catch a flight at 8:45. Stressfull.

The experience with American Airlines was terrible from beginning to end. Flight 1210 from Cancun to Charlotte was delayed three times. AA customer service at the CUN airport could not provide information on why or how to accommodate me if I missed my connecting flight at CLT due to the delays. Upon arrival to CLT, de-boarding the plane was a horrible experience. You all should have allowed passengers with departing connecting flights within the hour, to get off the plane first! It caused so many passengers to lose valuable time waiting to get off the plane, and then the long lines in customs! American Airlines knew passengers had to make connecting flights and still chose not to hold the plane? I missed Flight 2758 from CLT to DCA for that reason. Waiting three more hours for the next - Flight 1269 from CLT to DCA. Once again another delay at the last possible minute before boarding due to the plane going out of service/maintenance. Once the new plane boarded, we sat on the tarmac for 40min. I did not arrive to DCA until 12:33am. I spent over 12hours at the airport and I plan to never fly American Airlines again.

Fresh fuit or veg snacks would be so great, but there are two good restaurants in Denver airport. Try Etais UDIS or Freshens DIA for nutritious delicious pita sandwiches/ donairs and crepes in Freshens.

Crowded plane but it flew on time and had friendly staff

Headphones for the movies have too much bass and can't be adjusted. Almost impossible to hear. Great movie selections but can't really watch them because you can't hear them. Also the system is very slow.

This was the first AC flight in a long time that we experienced no delays or frustrations. The gate attendant was extremely polite and accommodating to my husband who has Parkinson’s disease which made boarding extremely stress free. Flight departed ON TIME and was a smooth ride. If only all my AC experiences could be like this.

The Air Canada agent was very helpful helping with my luggage and cat carrier when I went there instead of United.

United force you to download their App to do the check-in.

I didn’t like the fact that all the customs officers went to lunch so I was in line for 90 minutes due to where the staff directed me. We were told three very different reasons for why the plane was delayed. It was a crowded plane with difficult storage situations for the Carry On bags. The Air Canada airline staff were all very good and professional. I was so disappointed in my cheese and fruit box as the cheese had molded and the fruit wasn’t fresh so I couldn’t eat the majority of the food. This was the last meal I could find as the restaurants had closed when I got in to my destination. I think you could work on improving the food quality.

There was no entertainment at our seats. The flight was comfortable and we had leg room. The snack we had was really good.

Economy seats were surprisingly comfortable, and snacks not too bad. Checked luggage arrived at destination without problems. It was annoying to wait until last to board as lowest-tier seats but understand it’s difficult to gauge when loading a full plane At least checked carryon luggage seemed to come off first. Annoying to have to use app to order food/drink when wifi availability didn’t allow time for it. Advance communication would have helped Food on menu seemed highly processed and unpalatable, overpriced and over packaged. So maybe a good thing to have missed chance to order

Once again my complaint is how close the seats are together. Also, the bathrooms were not very clean by the second half of the flight.

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These are the cheapest return flights to Washington, D.C. found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
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2 stopsUnited Airlines
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$2,033
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39h 01mDCA-AKL
$2,123
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40h 06mDCA-AKL
$2,143
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3 stopsAir Canada
42h 37mAKL-DCA
21/5tis
3 stopsAir Canada
40h 06mDCA-AKL
$2,278
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1 stopAmerican Airlines
31h 29mAKL-DCA
22/5ons
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
28h 24mDCA-AKL
$2,298
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1 stopAmerican Airlines
31h 43mAKL-DCA
22/5ons
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
28h 24mDCA-AKL
$2,327
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39h 57mAKL-DCA
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3 stopsAir Canada
40h 06mDCA-AKL
$2,385
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19h 05mAKL-BWI
21/5tis
1 stopAir New Zealand
23h 00mBWI-AKL
$2,467
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1 stopAir New Zealand
39h 55mAKL-IAD
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1 stopAir New Zealand
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Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best deals for one-way flights to Washington, D.C. found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
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2 stopsAir Canada
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$1,247
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