Flights to Washington DC

It may be the governing home of America but there's much more to Washington, DC than monuments and museums. Lots of well-educated, well-paid people makes for an exciting restaurant and bar scene, for starters.

What to know before you fly to Washington DC?

Washington, DC, is wonderful to visit any time of year, with autumn one of the most visually stunning. Summer can be hot, and during this time Congress takes a break. Winters are gorgeous if you can see the city after a dusting of snow, and spring is also beautiful but prone to wet weather.

The transport system is very easy to navigate, with MetroRail and MetroBus giving you fast and convenient ways to get from A to B. Taxis are also abundant. One final thing: make sure you take out comprehensive travel insurance because if you need medical attention in the United States, it can be expensive.

Airports in Washington, DC

There are three major airports in Washington, DC, with flights from Australia arriving at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), located just 5km from downtown DC. One of the easiest ways to get from the airport to the city is via the Washington, DC Metrorail system which connects to the concourse level of Terminals B and C at the airport. Taxis are also abundant, with a fare to the CBD coming in at around $30.