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How long does a flight from Philadelphia to Washington take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 01m, covering a distance of 118 miles.
How many flights are there between Philadelphia and Washington?
There are 236 (nonstop) flights between Philadelphia and Washington per week, averaging 35 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Philadelphia to Washington?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($283) and United ($451)
Do I need a passport to fly between Philadelphia and Washington?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Philadelphia and Washington?
American Airlines (8 times daily), United (7 times daily), British Airways (5 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Philadelphia to Washington?
For Philadelphia to Washington, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Washington back to Philadelphia, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Philadelphia to Washington (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Philadelphia
$283
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$283
Destination
Washington
$451
only
$451
$283
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$283
Thu, Jan 25
PHL
DCA
4h 13m
Mon, Jan 29
DCA
PHL
4h 30m
Trip: 5 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DCA
ORD
Good 7.3

Seating is a bit cramped.

PHL
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

American Airlines lied to us that this flight was canceled. They made me go to the ticket counter to book another flight. While standing in line, my husband found out it was not canceled, but they were boarding the plane. The porter that pushed my mother in the wheelchair was able to get our bags checked. No American Airlines employee would help us. They just said to go back to the end of the line. The porter called the gate to have the plane wait for us. American Airlines DISCRIMINATES especially against the elderly!

PHL
DCA
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was canceled with no warning that anything bad was even possible. No efforts were made to get the passengers to DC even close to on time. I ride ended up just having to rent a car and drive there.

DFW
TPA
Okay 4.0

Flight delay, no beverage service

MUC
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

NOTHING!

American Airlines DISCRIMINATES especially against the elderly! The airlines took my family of 6 off the flight that I booked 6 months in advance, and I had no flight out of Munich, Germany. I do not know why. I called and had them put us back on the flight. I paid extra for seats so that we could all sit together. The seats were given to others and my family could not sit together. The American Airlines employees were not helpful at all! The agent, Rowna, lied to us that we would be sitting together. They will not reimburse me for paying extra for seats that I did not get. The porter that pushed my mother in the wheelchair was more helpful than any employee.

Mon, Feb 26
PHL
IAD
1h 01m
Thu, Mar 1
IAD
PHL
0h 58m
Trip: 4 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 33 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
PHL
IAD
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants were friendly and attentive to my needs. I like good service and friendliness so for this experience I give 5 stars

I was uncomfortable in my seat but that's expected on an airplane

PHL
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

First leg delayed on Tarmac for over an hour so I missed my connection. Then united rebooked me for the next day but gave me no voucher or money towards a hotel so I had to get one myself since it was all night in the Houston airport.mthem the rebooked flight had mechanical problems we had to change airplanes, and gates/terminals and were delayed another 2.5 hours. It was terrible.

PHL
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothe!

Not 1 thing.

PHL
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was disorganized because of maintenance issue

PHL
IAD
Excellent 10.0

The incoming plane was delayed due to 'equipment prep'. Since it was connecting me to my longer leg, I was nervous. The crew did a great job of deplaning everyone and getting the plane ready for our flight with very minimal delay.

It was a quick 30 minute flight and everything was fine.

Fri, Mar 2
PHL
DCA
4h 30m
Mon, Mar 12
DCA
PHL
4h 30m
Trip: 10 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
PHL
DCA
Good 7.3

I was not able to seat with my son, I was not very happy about it.

PHL
DCA
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was canceled with no warning that anything bad was even possible. No efforts were made to get the passengers to DC even close to on time. I ride ended up just having to rent a car and drive there.

PHL
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

American Airlines lied to us that this flight was canceled. They made me go to the ticket counter to book another flight. While standing in line, my husband found out it was not canceled, but they were boarding the plane. The porter that pushed my mother in the wheelchair was able to get our bags checked. No American Airlines employee would help us. They just said to go back to the end of the line. The porter called the gate to have the plane wait for us. American Airlines DISCRIMINATES especially against the elderly!

PHL
MSP
Good 6.0

Crew; snacks are okay, but could be better.

Coffee is always burnt; overhead compartments too small; too little space for legs.

PHL
DCA
Okay 4.0

Easy flowing boarding

No entertainment for a 8+ hour flight

Fri, Mar 2
PHL
IAD
1h 01m
Sat, Mar 10
IAD
PHL
0h 58m
Trip: 9 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 33 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
PHL
IAD
Excellent 10.0

On time bags made connection

PHL
IAD
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants were friendly and attentive to my needs. I like good service and friendliness so for this experience I give 5 stars

I was uncomfortable in my seat but that's expected on an airplane

PHL
IAD
Excellent 8.0

Everything was on time and it was a good flight

PHL
IAD
Excellent 10.0

The incoming plane was delayed due to 'equipment prep'. Since it was connecting me to my longer leg, I was nervous. The crew did a great job of deplaning everyone and getting the plane ready for our flight with very minimal delay.

It was a quick 30 minute flight and everything was fine.

PHL
IAD
Okay 4.3

I paid for my luggage in advance and when I arrived at Philly airport it was not acknowledged

Fri, Jan 19
PHL
IAD
1h 03m
Fri, Jan 26
IAD
PHL
1h 06m
Trip: 8 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 33 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
PHL
IAD
Excellent 10.0

On time bags made connection

PHL
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

First leg delayed on Tarmac for over an hour so I missed my connection. Then united rebooked me for the next day but gave me no voucher or money towards a hotel so I had to get one myself since it was all night in the Houston airport.mthem the rebooked flight had mechanical problems we had to change airplanes, and gates/terminals and were delayed another 2.5 hours. It was terrible.

PHL
IAD
Okay 4.3

Very rude crew.

PHL
IAD
Okay 4.3

Showed up at gate to get my seat and attendants seemed flusterred and unprepared. It seemed that they were having trouble finding a seat for me and I could hear them discussing options with other airlines to get to my final destination

PHL
IAD
Okay 4.0

Uncomfortably warm!!

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Philadelphia to Washington Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 01m
Flights Arrive in Washington
Flights Depart from Philadelphia
Flight Price $283
Distance 118 miles
Airlines American Airlines, United