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Cheap Flights from Philadelphia to Washington, DC, United States - PHL to WAS

Popular flights from Philadelphia 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.

American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 $348
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 $425
Jun 2, 2016 Jun 6, 2016 $425
Jun 8, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 $425

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Philadelphia to Washington (PHL to WAS)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Philadelphia to Washington, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $395.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Philadelphia to Washington (PHL to WAS)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Washington

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $622 $593
7-14 days $483 $426
14-21 days $483 $384
21-30 days $422 $348
30-60 days $422 $348
60-90 days $439 $441
90+ days $419 $310

Cheapest Day To Fly from Philadelphia to Washington

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$426 $404 $348 $368 $403 $436 $384

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Philadelphia to Washington

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Philadelphia Washington American 5/22/16 5/25/16 1 $384
June Philadelphia Washington American 6/1/16 6/8/16 1 $348
July Philadelphia Washington American 7/13/16 7/14/16 0 $439
August Philadelphia Washington American 8/5/16 8/7/16 1 $362
September Philadelphia Washington American 9/1/16 9/7/16 1 $310
November Philadelphia Washington American 11/8/16 11/12/16 0 $419
December Philadelphia Washington American 12/29/16 1/6/17 1 $315
January Philadelphia Washington American 1/2/17 1/6/17 1 $389

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Washington.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$696
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$696 $547
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$547
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$422
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$422

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Philadelphia to Washington (PHL to WAS)

Your Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Washington is $399.

The average price for non-stop flights from Philadelphia to Washington is $423.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Philadelphia to Washington
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 5 5 5 5 5 3 4 09:50 21:11
United 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 05:45 20:09

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Philadelphia to Washington (PHL 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Washington is $233.

The average price for round trip flights from Philadelphia to Washington is $396.

Philadelphia to Washington Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Philadelphia to Washington?
Answer: The average Philadelphia to Washington flight time is an hour and 2 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Philadelphia and Washington?
Answer: The distance from Philadelphia to Washington is 119 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Philadelphia to Washington?
Answer: There are 49 direct flights from Philadelphia to Washington.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Philadelphia to Washington?
Answer: United Airlines provides 57% of the non-stop flights between Philadelphia and Washington.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Philadelphia to Washington?
Answer: Atlanta, GA

Airlines Flying from Philadelphia to Washington (PHL to WAS)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Washington.

Philadelphia to Washington
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
American LGA X X X X X X X
Delta JFK X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

Cheap Domestic Flights from Philadelphia - PHL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Philadelphia to Atlanta American, Frontier, Spirit, United $89

Cheap International Flights to Washington - WAS

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
New York to Toronto American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, Porter, United, Virgin America, WestJet $175
Cheap Flights from Philadelphia to Washington, DC, United States, from $348 Round trip from PHL to WAS