The best way to find a cheap flight ticket from Washington to London is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 2 flights that leave Washington for London every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||3657 miles (5898 km)|
|Average flight duration||10 h 50 min|
|Average plane ticket price||$242 (€210)|
|Airlines||Virgin Atlantic, Delta Air Lines, United, Fly Play, Aer Lingus, Icelandair, TAP Portugal, British Airways or American Airlines|
Flights from Washington, DC to London cover the 3657 miles (5898 km) long journey taking on average 10 h 50 min with our travel partners like Virgin Atlantic, Delta Air Lines, United, Fly Play, Aer Lingus, Icelandair, TAP Portugal, British Airways or American Airlines. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this journey for as low as $242 (€210), but the average price of plane tickets is $242 (€210). Travelers depart most frequently from Dulles International Airport and arrive in London Gatwick Airport.
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Both Washington DC and London are well serviced by air, with each capital accessible from several airports. This makes flying across the Atlantic from America to the UK easy. Passengers can choose from direct flights from Baltimore/Washington International Airport to London Heathrow Airport, which can be as quick as a seven hour flight, or slightly longer, indirect flights from Washington's other airports either to Heathrow or Gatwick Airport.
Nine airlines service at least one leg of the flight from Washington DC to London. These include four American airlines (Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines), four eurosopean ones (Virgin Atlantic, KLM, British Airways and Air France), and one Canadian (Air Canada). British Airways and United Airlines operate direct flights under the banner of several other lines, including Lufthansa and Finnair. The other providers all offer indirect flights, some of which are partnerships between two different airlines - Southwest, for example, partner with Norwegian Air to provide a one-stop flight from Baltimore/Washington to London Gatwick Airport, although many airlines use their plans for all legs of the journey.
The cities lie 3,662 miles (5893 kilometers) away from one another, so the flight from Washington DC to London is a relatively lengthy one. Direct flights are not too long however, and many are operated overnight so that passengers can sleep on the way. A typical direct flight will take between seven, and seven and a half hours. There are no direct flights from Ronald Reagan National Airport, although indirect flights can be swift too. The fastest of these takes around nine and a half hours from Ronald Reagan National Airport. The lengthiest flight goes from Ronald Reagan on to Hartsfield-Jackson International, where there is a day's layover before a direct flight on to Heathrow. The whole journey takes 3one hours.
There are plenty of flights from Washington DC to London, although there is quite a lot of variation through the week. On Friday, for example, there are only usually around 45 flights connecting the two cities, whereas on Tuesday there are more than 130. During the rest of the week the number varies between 55 and 75. In a typical week there are around 525 flights between Washington and London. The vast majority of flights are indirect, although most of these only have one stopover of varying length. About 10% of flights are direct. Most direct flights either leave relatively early in the morning, at around 8:00 a.m., or in the evening, with many departing sometime between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and arriving in London at between 6:00 and 8:00 a.m. the next morning.
The flight from Washington DC to London departs from one of three airports: Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan National Airport or Baltimore/Washington International Airport. Ronald Reagan is the closest to Washington DC itself, but does not operate direct flights to London, so flying from the other two is often faster. Ronald Reagan airport is accessible by train, bus, and the subway - it is on both the yellow and blue subway lines, so is easy to get to from the city center. Baltimore/Washington International Airport is accessible by train on the Penn Line, which takes about 35 minutes door to door. Although Dulles airport does not have its own subway station it's still well connected, with the Metrobus running from DC city center out to the airport and taking around 50 minutes. It's also possible to take the subway out to Wiehle-Reston East, where a bus can ferry you to the airport in around ten minutes.
London Heathrow is the main terminus for flights from Washington DC to London. Heathrow is located 14 miles (23 kilometers) to the southwest of Central London and is easy to get to. All of its terminals are connected to the London Underground's Piccadilly line, which runs straight into the center of London and takes about an hour. Alternatively, passengers can take the Heathrow Express train into London Paddington, from where they can board the London Underground or a bus. London Gatwick is the terminus of some flights. Gatwick is further out of London, sitting more or less equidistant between London and England's south coast. However, passengers can reach it easily by train from London Victoria, London Bridge or London Kings Cross St Pancras, as well as by coach, with National Express offering regular services.
Flights from Washington, DC to London generally leave from Dulles International Airport and arrive in London Gatwick Airport.
Dulles International Airport is 43 km away from Washington, DC city centre and London Gatwick Airport is 46.6 km from London city centre.
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