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Washington, D.C. travel tips

1) If you are a fan of American detectives, go to the Edgar Hoover Building in Washington

On Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, there is the building of Edgar Hoover, director and creator of the FBI. The brutal architectural style of the building sets it apart from a number of neighbouring buildings. Today the Bureau employs about 30 thousand people.

2) Water taxis are a great way to see different areas of Washington DC

For many tourists, a water taxi is not just a means of transport, but a whole entertainment that remains in the memory. Water taxi Potomac Riverboat Co. links Georgetown, the Wharf, and Old Town Alexandria. The cost of one trip is about $15 (€13).

3) Food in Washington DC can be quite inexpensive

While there is a lot of money-spinning in Washington, a budget traveller can find inexpensive dining options here. For example, bowls cost about $5 (€4.20), smoked sausages (a signature dish in Washington) cost $6 (€5). Chinese food costs $11-15 (€9.50-13), and a huge pizza is $10-12 (€8.50-10.30). A combo meal in McDonald’s will cost you $8 (€7).

Travelers usually depart from San Diego International, San Diego, CA - Old Town, San Diego, CA Bus Station, San Diego, CA - Santa Fe, or San Diego, CA - La Jolla when they travel from San Diego to Washington, D.C.. Book your trip to arrive at Washington Dulles International, Baltimore–Washington International, Ronald Reagan Washington National, Washington, DC - Union Station, or Washington DC - Parking Convention Center DC. The distance between San Diego and Washington, D.C. is 3622 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Spirit Airlines, and American Airlines. San Diego and Washington, D.C. have 401 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Washington, D.C., consider visiting Lincoln Memorial, and National Mall.

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Check-in for a flight from San Diego to Washington, D.C.

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
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United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from San Diego to Washington, D.C.?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between San Diego and Washington, D.C. takes around 4.7 hours.
What is the flight distance between San Diego and Washington, D.C.?
The flight distance between San Diego and Washington, D.C. is 3622 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between San Diego and Washington, D.C.?
Several carriers operate flights between San Diego and Washington, D.C.. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include United Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Diego?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Diego and London, Edmonton, Las Vegas, Cincinnati, Manchester, Phoenix, New York, Houston, Denver, San Francisco, Austin, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Amsterdam, Madrid, Raleigh, Nashville, Detroit, Atlanta.
What are the most popular routes to and from Washington, D.C.?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Washington, D.C. and London, Manchester, Toronto, San Salvador, Birmingham, Athens, San Juan, Orlando, Manila, Tallinn, San Francisco, Boston, Hyderabad, Los Angeles, Denver, Edinburgh, Bangkok, Taipei, Chicago, Dublin.
Which airports are there in San Diego?
San Diego is mainly served by San Diego International. But there are other airports nearby, including Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, McClellan–Palomar.
What airports are near San Diego?
The main airport in San Diego is San Diego International. It is also served by Los Angeles International, Tijuana International, Ontario International, John Wayne, Mexicali International, Hollywood Burbank, Palm Springs International, Imperial County, Yuma International, Long Beach.
What airports are near Washington, D.C.?
The main airport in Washington, D.C. is Baltimore–Washington International. It is also served by Philadelphia International, Norfolk International, Trenton–Mercer, Richmond International, Atlantic City International, Harrisburg International, Lehigh Valley International, Altoona–Blair County, Lancaster, New Castle Airport.
What buses and trains depart from San Diego?
A number of bus and train companies depart from San Diego, including Amtrak train, Greyhound.
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