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Tips to know when travelling to Washington, D.C.

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Washington, D.C. travel tips

1) Visit the Congress Building – Capitol Building in Washington DC

Watching Congress and Senate meetings is much easier than getting into the White House. The visit is free. You just need to book a pass in advance. The Capitol welcomes approximately 4.5 million tourists annually.

2) Learn more about history and nation-building at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington

The first floor of the museum will offer you the Slavery and Freedom exhibition. The galleries on the 3rd and 4th floors will tell about the achievements of African Americans in various fields: music, sports, theatre, etc. The museum has many expositions, exhibition areas, and interactive exhibits.

3) It is customary in Washington to get to know each other through small talk

Although Washington is a business city, the locals smile a lot and prefer to start with a small talk before getting to the heart of the matter. Feel free to approach locals and make friends – it can help you to get to know the city even better.

Travelers usually depart from San Francisco International, San Francisco, CA Bus Stop, San Francisco, CA - Salesforce Plaza, San Francisco, CA Train Station, or San Francisco, CA - Fisherman’s Wharf when they travel from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.. Book your trip to arrive at Baltimore–Washington International, Washington Dulles International, Ronald Reagan Washington National, Washington, DC - Union Station, or Washington DC - Parking Convention Center DC. The distance between San Francisco and Washington, D.C. is 3889 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and American Airlines. San Francisco and Washington, D.C. have 352 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Washington, D.C., consider visiting National Mall, Lincoln Memorial, and Independence National Historical Park, PA, USA.

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United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
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Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
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Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
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American AirlinesAALAAYesNo

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between San Francisco and Washington, D.C. takes around 5.1 hours.
What is the flight distance between San Francisco and Washington, D.C.?
The flight distance between San Francisco and Washington, D.C. is 3889 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between San Francisco and Washington, D.C.?
Several carriers operate flights between San Francisco and Washington, D.C.. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include United Airlines, Alaska Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Francisco?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Francisco and London, Dublin, Manchester, New Delhi, Las Vegas, Glasgow, Athens, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sydney, Paris, Chicago, Hyderabad, Tahiti, New York, Toronto, Denver, Bengaluru, Minneapolis, Portland.
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, Boston, Hyderabad, Los Angeles, Denver, Edinburgh, Bangkok, Taipei, Chicago, Dublin, San Jose.
What airports are near San Francisco?
The main airport in San Francisco is San Francisco International. It is also served by San Francisco International, Sacramento International, Oakland International, San Jose International, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Stockton Metropolitan, Monterey Regional, Merced Regional, Buchanan Field.
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, Richmond International, Trenton–Mercer, Harrisburg International, Atlantic City International, Lehigh Valley International, New Castle Airport, Lancaster, Hagerstown Regional.
What buses and trains depart from San Francisco?
A number of bus and train companies depart from San Francisco, including Greyhound.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between San Francisco and Washington, D.C.?
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