Flying to Washington, DC is probably the easiest way to travel to the District. With a bit of planning you can find the best airfares and deals.
Washington, DC is served by 3 major airports:
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Domestic Flights)
Washington Dulles International (Domestic & International Flights)
Baltimore Washington International (Domestic & International Flights)
Finding an affordable fare to Washington, DC
Check-out About.com’s Fare Talk hosted by Arlene Fleming, About.com’s Air Travel Guide. Arlene has created a hub of airfare search engines to help you get the best deal. Additionally, Expedia, Priceline, Cheaptickets, Hotwire, and Travelocity are other options you may want to consider as you search for the best deals.
General Planning Tips
- If you are considering using your airline mileage to purchase a ticket, it is also a good idea to shop around. Sometimes it makes more sense to spend $250 for a roundtrip ticket and to save the mileage for when fares go up.
- Generally speaking, flying into BWI can be a budget conscious traveler's best friend; however, unless you are visiting relatives or friends who are willing to make a run out that way to pick you up, you will want to plan ahead for getting to and from the airport. There are several options. You can take the train into the city; taxi, which can add about $100 or more to your travel; or plan ahead and use a shuttle service.
Other things you might want to consider as you plan your travels to Washington, DC: