The flight time from Nashville to Washington is 1 hour, 35 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves BNA Nashville, TN 3 minutes early.
11 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 16 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DCA Washington, DC 10 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

American
89%
Southwest
86%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Nashville to Washington is 1 hour, 35 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 16 minutes.

The flight distance from Nashville to Washington is 562 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Washington to Nashville
1 hour, 50 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
1h 29m
American
1h 39m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

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

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

62

Distance

562 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246810

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
35
Southwest
26

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Nashville from Washington by plane?

The distance from Nashville to Washington by plane is 562 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Nashville to Washington?

The flight time from Nashville to Washington is 1 hour, 35 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 16 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 29 minutes, and American the slowest taking 1 hour, 39 minutes.

What airlines fly from Nashville to Washington?

American and Southwest are the airlines with direct flights from Nashville to Washington.

Does Southwest fly from Nashville to Washington?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Nashville (BNA) to Washington (DCA). On average, they have 26 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

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 Nashville 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 11 minutes
In the Air 76 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Washington 10 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 Nashville to Washington, Southwest is 86% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 86% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 89% 9% 2%
Southwest 86% 12% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Nashville 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)
Southwest 9 74 4 89
American 13 78 6 99

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
7am 0.72
5am 0.12
8pm 0.12
12pm 0.28
6am 0.74
5pm 0.08
2pm 0.71
9pm 0.71
6pm 0.93
4pm 0.14
1pm 0.68
11am 0.34
7pm 0
8am 0.19
10am 1.82
9am 0.14
3pm 1.02

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Nashville 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 254
February 242
March 269
April 286
May 264
June 278
July 269
August 268
September 284
October 295
November 278
December 278

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Nashville 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 9.38
Tuesday 9.46
Wednesday 9.33
Thursday 9.15
Friday 9.31
Saturday 6.83
Sunday 9.33

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
Southwest 1

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)
7am 9 75 4 88
5am 14 77 11 108
8pm 8 70 4 84
12pm 11 77 4 94
6am 14 77 9 103
5pm 13 76 9 101
2pm 11 77 6 97
9pm 9 73 4 87
6pm 13 80 6 100
4pm 13 76 5 97
1pm 13 77 6 96
11am 13 80 8 104
7pm 9 73 5 87
8am 11 76 4 92
10am 11 76 4 94
9am 10 75 7 94
3pm 9 75 4 91
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.