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Flights to Washington DC

Planning a flight to Washington DC? Aside from the obvious political history of this district, America's grand capital and home of the illustrious White House, has so much more to offer than many would think. A destination steeped in culture with a thriving foodie scene, Washington is on the most visited cities in the U.S and it's easy to see why. With a delectable mix of Entertainment, Art, top sight-seeing attractions it is a wonder why you're not booking your flights to Washington right now. But that's ok, we know planning a trip is sometimes the most exciting part.

Aer Lingus fly direct to Washington DC up to 7 times a week.

We offer direct flights from Dublin to Washington DC. Fly from Dublin to Washington DC with Aer Lingus and look forward to a warm Irish welcome onboard.

Dublin to Washington DC Flight Information

Dublin to Washington DC Flight Information

? Total Flight Time 8 Hour 10 Minutes
?? Total Flight Distance 3392 miles
?? Airport to the city distance 26 miles
?? Transport options from the airport
Taxi, Bus, Train


Why fly to Dublin to Washington DC with Aer Lingus?

Book your flight to Washington with Aer Lingus and enjoy a complimentary in-flight meal and our in-flight entertainment system. We've also introduced new, enhanced cleaning procedures and air filtering systems.

What is Our Flexible Booking Policy?

We know that travel needs to be flexible at the moment so we've got lots of ways to make sure you can change your plans easily. New options to keep your flights to Washington DC flexible include Free, unlimited changes, Guaranteed voucher, Cash refund.

How long is the flight to Washington DC from Dublin?

The total flight time from Dublin to Washington DC is 8 hours and 10 minutes. The total distance is 3392 miles.

When is the best time to visit Washington DC?

The best times to visit Washington, D.C., are from September to November the weather is comfortable, crowds are smaller and there's still plenty to do around the city. This time of year is when you'll find the best blend of affordability, weather, and lack of crowds. For those not too bothered by large crowds and can afford to splurge a little then July is a good time to go.

How many days do you need to visit Washington DC?

Depending on your interests, you should spend at least 3 days in Washington, DC. This allows enough time to see the monuments, memorials, museums, parks, and enjoy everything the district has to offer.

Is it easy to walk around Washington DC?

Washington DC is very pedestrian friendly accompanied by on the best public transport systems in the U.S should your feet get tired from exploring. It couldn't be easier to navigate your way around this popular tourist destination. Washington is also very safe to walk around particularly in areas frequented regularly by visitors. One day walking tours of the capital are also available should you decide you need a little more direction.

Things to do and places to see in Washington DC

Washington DC is home to famous memorials and monuments, a lively arts district and plenty of free museums. Visit for festivals, diverse neighbourhoods and culinary treats. Book your flight to Washington DC with Aer Lingus and explore the capital of the United States.

  1. Memorials in Washington DC
    Visit world-famous national monuments and memorials located in the National Mall. See the Lincoln, Jefferson and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorials, then visit the 169-meter-tall Washington Monument or reflect quietly at the National World War II Memorial.
  2. Free Washington DC Museums
    Experience the Smithsonian museum system, which is free to the public. Visit the National Air and Space Museum and see the space shuttle Discovery. Explore the National Museum of Natural History or the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Don’t forget to visit the National Museum of American History to see objects of great historic and cultural importance to the American people.
  3. Nightlife in Washington DC
    After a day of museums and monuments, get ready to party in the nation’s capital by visiting Adams Morgan, home to a variety of bars and music venues. For LGBTQ-friendly spots, head to DuPont Circle, while H Street is great for bar hopping.
  4. Getting around Washington DC
    The Metrorail and Metrobus are both great ways to travel around the DC. You can also take the DC Circulator bus, which runs between the most popular locations, or use the Capital Bikeshare stations dotted throughout the city.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Dulles International Airport ( IAD) is situated around 26 miles away from the Washington DC city centre. There are many transport options available at the airport to take you anywhere you wish to go.

  • Taxi/Ride Up Pick up
    Ride Up Pick Up Curb is a very innovative way of getting a taxi at the Dulles airport. At the curb you can get Uber, Lyft and Via without a need to search for your app. The new curb is located on the ground level outside of Baggage Claim, accessible via Doors 2, 4 or 6. The Taxi journey will cost you around $30-$60 and it will take around 1.5 hours to get to the city centre.
  • Bus
    There are buses available at the airport to take you to the city. The service runs every 30 minutes, every day of the week. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes and will cost you only $2.

Do I need a Visa to visit Washington DC?

If you're an Irish or European citizen travelling to the USA, you'll require an electronic passport, which remains valid until after the completion of your scheduled trip. Eligible citizens or nationals from all Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries must also obtain approval through the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) prior to travelling to the United States under the Visa Waiver Programme. For more information please visit Aer Lingus Passport and Visas.

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