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Travelers usually depart from San Francisco International, San Francisco, CA-Salesforce Plaza, or San Francisco Train Station when they travel from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.. Book your trip to arrive at Washington Dulles International, Baltimore–Washington International, Ronald Reagan Washington National, Washington Union Station, or Washington-Rosslyn. The distance between San Francisco and Washington, D.C. is 3889 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Alaska Airlines. San Francisco and Washington, D.C. have 204 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Washington, D.C., consider visiting Lincoln Memorial, and National Mall.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingAirport check-in closesOnline check-in available
United AirlinesUALUAYesUnknownNo
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoUnknownNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesUnknownNo
Southwest AirlinesSWAWNNoUnknownNo
Alaska AirlinesASAASYesUnknownNo

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 4.9 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 Alaska Airlines, United Airlines.

What are the most popular routes to and from San Francisco?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Francisco and Los Angeles International, McCarran International, Denver International, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International, George Bush Intercontinental, Phoenix Sky Harbor International, Seattle–Tacoma International, Minneapolis–Saint Paul International, O Hare International, San Diego International, Salt Lake City International.

What are the most popular routes to and from Washington, D.C.?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Washington, D.C. and Miami International, LaGuardia, Orlando International, Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International, Denver International, Dallas/Fort Worth International, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International, Logan International, Tampa International, Minneapolis–Saint Paul International, San Diego International.

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, Monterey Regional, Stockton Metropolitan, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Merced Regional, Buchanan Field.

What airports are near Washington, D.C.?

The main airport in Washington, D.C. is Washington Dulles International. It is also served by Philadelphia International, Norfolk International, Richmond International, Trenton–Mercer, Atlantic City International, Harrisburg International, Lehigh Valley International, Lancaster, Altoona–Blair County, Shenandoah Valley Regional.

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A number of bus and train companies depart from San Francisco, including Greyhound.

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