The flight time from Miami to Washington is 2 hours, 27 minutes. See Data as Tables
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Average Timeline

Leaves MIA Miami, FL 2 minutes early.
16 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 4 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DCA Washington, DC 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

American
83%
Delta
20%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Miami to Washington is 2 hours, 27 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 4 minutes.

The flight distance from Miami to Washington is 919 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Washington to Miami
2 hours, 39 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

American
2h 27m
Delta
2h 41m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

60

Distance

919 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun02468

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
60
Delta
0

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Miami from Washington by plane?

The distance from Miami to Washington by plane is 919 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Miami to Washington?

The flight time from Miami to Washington is 2 hours, 27 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 4 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with American being the fastest taking 2 hours, 27 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 2 hours, 41 minutes.

What airlines fly from Miami to Washington?

Delta and American are the airlines with direct flights from Miami to Washington.

Does Southwest fly from Miami to Washington?

Southwest does not fly from Miami (MIA) to Washington (DCA). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Miami 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 124 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Washington 6 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Miami to Washington, American is 83% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 83% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 83% 15% 2%
Delta 20% 80% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Miami and Washington, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
American 16 124 5 147
Delta 20 128 3 161

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
6am 0.98
1pm 0.4
8pm 0.31
2pm 0.6
5pm 0.48
7pm 0.37
9pm 1.24
3pm 0.86
6pm 0.48
10am 0.86
11am 0.01
12pm 0.94
8am 0.98

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Miami to Washington that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 273
February 248
March 260
April 236
May 267
June 246
July 272
August 273
September 269
October 278
November 263
December 272

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Miami to Washington that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 8.73
Tuesday 8.83
Wednesday 8.75
Thursday 8.85
Friday 8.71
Saturday 8.12
Sunday 8.73

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
American 1
Delta 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
6am 15 125 5 147
1pm 16 127 4 153
8pm 15 123 5 144
2pm 13 125 5 144
5pm 19 121 5 149
7pm 21 121 5 150
9pm 16 122 5 144
3pm 15 124 5 147
6pm 15 125 5 146
10am 16 123 4 146
11am 24 113 3 143
12pm 15 124 5 145
8am 16 126 5 148
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.