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Flights to Washington in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJanuaryHigh demand for flights, 5% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceR12 130Average for round-trip flights in June 2021
Round-trip fromR9 452From Johannesburg OR Tambo to Washington
One-way fromR143One-way flight from Johannesburg to Washington

Cheap flights to Washington in June, July 2021

The best prices found for DCA flights for June, July
25 Jul - 25 Jan
R10 411pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25 Jul - 29 Jan
R10 640pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25 Jul - 24 Aug
R11 242pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Washington 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington found for this year
13 Oct - 17 Oct
R9 452pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
16 Sep - 20 Sep
R9 466pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
26 Oct - 9 Jan
R9 480pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Cheapest prices for Washington flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Washington found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
R11 533
February
R11 469
March
R11 477
April
R12 018
May
R11 838
June
R12 365
July
R12 167
August
R12 650
September
R11 447
October
R11 074
November
R11 338
December
R13 054
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Washington is October. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Washington?

Average Washington flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
JNB - WAS
Price
R11 074 - R17 160
WAS
Temperature
9 - 32 °C
WAS
Rainfall
60 - 107 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, October is seen as the time to fly to Washington, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. July tends to be the warmest period in Washington so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. June is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

When is the best time to book a flight to Washington?

Booking 29 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Washington. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Washington?

The cheapest day to fly to Washington is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Friday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Washington?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting Washington. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the morning as these tend to have higher demand.

Washington D.C. was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. The country’s capital is home to the President of the United States, the Senate, the House of Representatives and hundreds of memorials paying homage to the country’s vibrant, and often turbulent, past. It also has some of the nation’s most important historic monuments.

There’s more than politics to this city, however. Its museums and art galleries are famed around the world. Entertainment gurus will awe at the sight of Dorothy’s ruby slippers and Fonzie’s leather jacket at the Smithsonian American History Museum. Take a walk through the Hall of the First Lady’s and admire the inaugural gowns of Lady Bird Johnson, Jackie Kennedy and more. The National Mall – a green park stretching from the U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial – is a common ground for protests and demonstrations. Other attractions include the National Zoo and the International Spy Museum.

You will discover some great seafood restaurants, steak houses, sushi bars, Italian restaurants and nearly any cuisine you crave. Some of the world’s best chefs have restaurants in the D.C. area. If you like sports, the Washington Nationals baseball team and the Washington Redskins football team are the two prominent professional franchises in the city. There are numerous discos and nightclubs in the Georgetown area. There are also intimate comedy clubs featuring some terrific political comedians. Check out the National Museum of Health if you have time. It’s a museum you won’t soon forget.

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When is the best time to fly to Washington?

The busiest seasons for tourist activities are between March and August, in particular during the time when the cherry blossoms bloom and when schools are out for spring break and then summer holiday. In addition, when Congress is in session and from mid-January through June, hotels and restaurants are full of lobbyists, and the streets are often full of demonstrations. Spring and autumn have the most pleasant weather. Summers in Washington are hot, sometimes exceeding 38 degrees Celsius, and very humid. The quietest times are late August into early September and the period between Thanksgiving (4th Thursday of November) and mid-January. This is also when Washington, DC is the coldest but it’s likely you’ll find cheap hotels and airfare deals to Washington, DC and discounted hotel rates if you travel during this time.

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Getting around Washington

Washington is an easy city to get around: the centre is the area around the National Mall. This area is easily accessible on foot, with most museums and monuments within easy walking distance. The streets in Washington are laid out in a grid, with numbered streets going in one direction and alphabetised streets going the other. The city is divided into four quadrants, with the Capitol building in the centre. Most of the major sights are within walking distance, but you can easily take the Metrobus or Metrorail if you get tired of walking. Bicycling is also very popular in the city; both locals and tourists cycle. Washington can get very hot in the summer months, so light clothes and plenty of water are recommended.

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