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Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to Washington, DC, United States - LAX to WAS

Popular flights from Los Angeles to Washington

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 $289
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $241
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 $241
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 25, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $261
Aug 26, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $261
JetBlue Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 7, 2016 Jun 14, 2016 $314
Sun Country Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 12, 2016 May 14, 2016 $262
May 17, 2016 May 20, 2016 $262
May 18, 2016 May 20, 2016 $262
May 18, 2016 May 21, 2016 $262
May 24, 2016 Jun 2, 2016 $262
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $245
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 17, 2016 May 24, 2016 $272

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Los Angeles to Washington (LAX to WAS)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Los Angeles to Washington, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $275.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Los Angeles to Washington (LAX to WAS)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Los Angeles to Washington based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Los Angeles to Washington

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Los Angeles to Washington should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $367 $316
7-14 days $298 $262
14-21 days $296 $262
21-30 days $297 $262
30-60 days $289 $264
60-90 days $310 $302
90+ days $227 $234

Cheapest Day To Fly from Los Angeles to Washington

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Los Angeles to Washington.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$297 $262 $262 $262 $273 $272 $297

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Los Angeles to Washington

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Los Angeles to Washington.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
April Los Angeles Washington American 4/30/16 5/2/16 1 $334
May Los Angeles Washington Sun Country 5/12/16 5/14/16 1 $262
June Los Angeles Washington United 6/2/16 6/8/16 1 $264
July Los Angeles Washington American 7/5/16 7/13/16 1 $302
August Los Angeles Washington American 8/31/16 9/7/16 1 $234
September Los Angeles Washington Alaska 9/10/16 9/13/16 0 $227
October Los Angeles Washington Alaska 10/4/16 10/11/16 0 $227
November Los Angeles Washington United 11/1/16 11/9/16 0 $267

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Los Angeles to Washington

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Los Angeles to Washington.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$347
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$347 $298
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$298 $322
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$322 $373
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$373 $297
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$297

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Los Angeles to Washington (LAX to WAS)

Your Los Angeles to Washington flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Los Angeles to Washington is $290.

The average price for non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Washington is $294.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Washington.

Nonstop Flight Details from Los Angeles to Washington
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 08:05 23:20
Alaska 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12:45 12:45
United 8 8 8 8 7 5 8 05:55 23:30
Virgin America 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 08:30 23:50

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Los Angeles to Washington (LAX to WAS)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Los Angeles to Washington. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Los Angeles to Washington is $139.

The average price for round trip flights from Los Angeles to Washington is $289.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Diego to Washington American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $261
Ontario to Washington American, Alaska, United $295
Santa Ana to Washington American, Alaska, Frontier, United $264
Burbank to Washington American, Alaska, United $314
Long Beach to Washington American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, United $350
Bakersfield to Washington American, United $617
Santa Barbara to Washington American, Alaska, United $450
Palm Springs to Washington American, Alaska, JetBlue, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $378
Los Angeles to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $210
San Luis Obispo to Washington American, United $528
Palomar to WashingtonCheck Dates
Santa Maria to Washington United Check Dates
Tijuana to Washington American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United $512
Los Angeles to Baltimore American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $241
Los Angeles to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $147
San Diego to Baltimore American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $384
Los Angeles to Philadelphia American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $255
Los Angeles to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $236
San Diego to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Hawaiian, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $297
Ontario to Baltimore American, Alaska, United $304
Los Angeles to Newark American, Alaska, JetBlue, United, Virgin America $242
Santa Ana to Baltimore American, Alaska, United $244
Burbank to Baltimore American, United $314
Long Beach to Baltimore American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $244
Los Angeles to Boston American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $324
Ontario to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $264
Los Angeles to Toronto American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America, WestJet, Great Lakes $360
Los Angeles to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $99
Long Beach to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $322
San Diego to Philadelphia American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $305

Airlines Flying from Los Angeles to Washington (LAX to WAS)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Los Angeles to Washington with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Los Angeles to Washington.

Los Angeles to Washington
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
American ORD X
Alaska - X X X X X X X
Alaska PDX X X X X X X X
JetBlue JFK X X X X X X X
Delta JFK X X X X X X X
Frontier DEN X X X X X X X
Sun Country MSP X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United ORD X X X X X X X
Virgin America - X X X X X X X
Virgin America SFO X X X X X X X
Southwest LAS X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Los Angeles and Washington, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Los Angeles to Washington Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Los Angeles to Washington?
Answer: The average Los Angeles to Washington flight time is 5 hours and a minute.
Question: How many miles are there between Los Angeles and Washington?
Answer: The distance from Los Angeles to Washington is 2281 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Los Angeles to Washington?
Answer: There are 100 direct flights from Los Angeles to Washington.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Washington?
Answer: United Airlines provides 52% of the non-stop flights between Los Angeles and Washington.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Los Angeles to Washington?
Answer: Denver, CO
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