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Flights from Washington DC to London

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.

Which airlines travel from Washington DC to London?

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.

How long is the flight from Washington DC to London?

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.

How many flights are there from Washington DC to London?

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.

What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from Washington DC to London?

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.

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FAQs
Is travel by plane currently allowed from Washington, DC, USA to London, United Kingdom?

Travel between Washington, DC, USA and London, United Kingdom by plane is: Partially open.

Can I enter United Kingdom from USA?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United States

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Washington, DC?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

All travelers in United Kingdom must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 11/28/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your flight to London from Washington, DC as this information can change.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by plane to Washington, DC, USA from London, United Kingdom?

The current restriction level for your return trip by plane from London to Washington, DC is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to USA from United Kingdom?

Reentry to USA is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in USA from London?

What are the requirements?

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior to boarding for air passengers 2 years of age or older
  • Unvaccinated travellers are recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days; take a COVID-19 test 3 days after arriving. If test is positive arrivals need to self-isolate until fully recovered
  • Vaccinated travellers are recommended to get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel; self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if symptoms develop

What are the safety rules to follow in Washington, DC, USA?

The government of USA has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

Last checked on 11/24/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your flight to Washington, DC from London here.

How far is it from Washington, DC to London by plane?
The flight distance from Washington, DC to London is around 3657 miles (5898 km).
How many hours is the flight time from Washington, DC to London?
The Washington, DC to London flight duration is on average 10 h 14 min, which is to be expected when traveling 3657 miles (5898 km) between Washington, DC and London. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Which airport for the flight from Washington, DC to London do I fly out of? Which London airport from Washington, DC do I arrive in?

When booking flights from Washington, DC, you can choose to fly out of Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport. When arriving in London, you can end your journey in airports like London Heathrow Airport, London Stansted Airport and London Gatwick Airport.

Omio customers most frequently book their flights from Dulles International Airport   to London Heathrow Airport.

Where is the departure airport in Washington, DC located? Where is the arrival airport in London located?

Passengers board their flight most frequently from Dulles International Airport, which is located around 22 miles (36 km) away from the city center, and they get off the plane at London Heathrow Airport, located 14 miles (23 km) away from the city center. You can check for taxi services, public transit options or airport shuttle services available from London Heathrow Airport to take you to the city center of London.

What airlines go from Washington, DC to London?
For the best Washington, DC to London flight to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with WOW Air. However, it's always good to check all possible airlines with services to London from Washington, DC to compare what amenities they may offer.
When does the first flight depart from Washington, DC to London? When does the last flight depart from Washington, DC to London?
The first Washington, DC to London flight departs at 1: 25 PM   and the last flight from Washington, DC to London leaves at 11: 00 PM. Check out the most up-to-date flight schedule from Washington, DC to London on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.