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Flights to Washington DC
We can fly you to the capital of US politics, Washington with direct, daily flights from London Heathrow to Washington Dulles.
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Take in the Washington Monument, wonder at the White House and Capitol Hill, explore the Library of Congress and discover the epic Smithsonian museums. Although at the end of the day we love to balance out all that history in a fantastic craft beer bar or tucking into some of the country’s most exciting food.
Flying the whole family to the Evergreen State? Keep the kids happy onboard with special children’s meals, and a handy child-safe ‘kids’ mode for our entertainment system.
Welcome to Washington DC
Discover Washington DC
Celebrate spring DC style
In late March and early April, the city is the setting for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a fortnight of performances, exhibitions and events among a sea of flowers. Thrifty travellers can enjoy plenty more free activities in the city.
A real treasure trove
The National Museum of American History, known to locals as 'America's attic', houses hidden treasures as diverse as Dorothy's ruby red slippers and the original Star Spangled Banner. When you're done, check out some more history in DC.
Check out the view
Take a moment
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be a poignant part of your visit. Pay your respects and share stories with the countless relatives who come here to remember.
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What will the weather be like?
Before you set off, take a look at our Washington Dulles International Airport guide.
The electricity supply is 120 volts in Washington DC. Standard British plugs will need an adapter.
Visit our dedicated US visa page, where you'll find lots of useful information on the travel documents you'll need.
The currency in Washington DC is the US Dollar (USD).
Washington has a good metro and bus system, but it's also one of the easiest cities to walk around in the US.
Why you’ll love flying with Virgin Atlantic
Cabins and seats
Our seats have been carefully designed to help you fly in total comfort during the flight, no matter which cabin you're in. Find out how our Upper Class, Premium and Economy seats measure up.
Whichever cabin you're travelling in, you'll enjoy exciting inflight entertainment and delicious food and drinks throughout the flight.
We reward your adventures with Virgin Points. Whether you're taking off, doing the weekly shop or splashing out on an exclusive stay, points make it all more rewarding.