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Travelers usually depart from Baltimore–Washington International, Washington Dulles International, Ronald Reagan Washington National, Washington, DC - Union Station, or Washington DC - Parking Convention Center DC when they travel from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles. Book your trip to arrive at Los Angeles International, Los Angeles, CA Bus Station, Los Angeles, CA - Union Station, Los Angeles, CA - Maravilla, or Los Angeles - Westwood Amtrak. The distance between Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles is 3744 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Alaska Airlines. Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles have 355 direct flights per week.

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Check-in for a flight from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles

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

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles takes around 5.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles?
The flight distance between Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles is 3744 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles?
Several carriers operate flights between Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include American Airlines, United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines.
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, Orlando, San Salvador, Toronto, Manchester, San Francisco, Boston, San Juan, New York, Austin, Atlanta, Denver, New Orleans, Edinburgh, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Seattle, Vilnius, Phoenix, Houston.
What are the most popular routes to and from Los Angeles?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Los Angeles and London, Manchester, Manila, Dublin, Athens, Denpasar, Bangkok, Tallinn, Edmonton, Edinburgh, San Salvador, Reykjavik, Las Vegas, Cancún, Melbourne, Sydney, New York, Mexico City, Chiang Mai, Malta.
Which airports are there in Washington, D.C.?
Washington, D.C. is mainly served by Baltimore–Washington International. But there are other airports nearby, including Washington Dulles International, Ronald Reagan Washington National.
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, Atlantic City International, Harrisburg International, Lehigh Valley International, Altoona–Blair County, Lancaster, New Castle Airport.
What airports are near Los Angeles?
The main airport in Los Angeles is Los Angeles International. It is also served by Los Angeles International, San Diego International, Ontario International, John Wayne, Tijuana International, Hollywood Burbank, Palm Springs International, Santa Barbara Municipal, Long Beach, Santa Maria Public.
What buses and trains depart from Washington, D.C.?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Washington, D.C., including Amtrak train, Peter Pan Bus.
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