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Flight Information between Washington, DC and London

distanceDistance3657 miles (5898 km)
priceAverage plane ticket price$441 (€353)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesWOW Air

Flights from Washington, DC to London cover the 3657 miles (5898 km) long route with our travel partners like WOW Air. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this journey for as low as $300 (€240)], but the average price of plane tickets is $441 (€353). Travelers depart most frequently from Dulles International Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.

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
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by flight between Washington, DC and London?

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

Is international entry into London from Washington, DC restricted?

International entry is allowed for: 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

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

The above information was last checked on 7/27/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight from Washington, DC to London closer to your date of departure here

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to USA from London, United Kingdom?

The restriction level for your return flight to Washington, DC, USA from London is: Restricted.

Is my return flight into Washington, DC from London restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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:

  • Social distancing required: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask required: Recommended

Last checked on 7/28/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight to Washington, DC from London closer to your date of departure here here.

How much do cheap plane tickets from Washington, DC to London cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest flights from Washington, DC to London to cost as little as $300 (€240)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a plane ticket between Washington, DC and London?
If you’re looking to purchase your plane tickets in the next week, you can expect the Washington, DC to London flight price to come in at an average of $441 (€353)  one way.
What is the distance between Washington, DC and London by plane?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to London from Washington, DC by plane to be approximately 3657 miles (5898 km).
What airport in Washington, DC does the flight to London leave from? Which airport do I fly into London from Washington, DC?

If you’re looking to fly out of Washington, DC, you have a few airport options to start your journey from including Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport. When flying into London, you can arrive in airports like London Heathrow Airport, London Stansted Airport and London Gatwick Airport.

Omio customers who book cheap flights for this journey most frequently fly from Dulles International Airport   to London Heathrow Airport.

Where is the airport in Washington, DC? Where is the airport in London?

You can find the most popular departure airport for this journey, Dulles International Airport, located approximately 0 miles (0 km) from the city center of Washington, DC. The most popular arrival airport in London, called London Heathrow Airport, is located around 0 miles (0 km) away from its city center. To reach the city center of London from London Heathrow Airport, check what taxi services, airport shuttle services or public transit options are available.

Which airlines can get me from Washington, DC to London?
If you're looking for flights from Washington, DC to London, you can rely on WOW Air to get you to London. It's also good to check out all possible airlines for the Washington, DC to London journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How early should I purchase plane tickets between Washington, DC and London to score the best deals?
If you buy the Washington, DC to London flight within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $441 (€353). However, booking your plane ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for flights between Washington, DC and London. Look out for plane tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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Washington, DC
Washington DC Union Station
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