The flight time from New York to Washington is 1 hour, 18 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves JFK New York, NY 3 minutes early.
24 minutes taxiing out
47 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DCA Washington, DC 4 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 13m
1h 19m
1h 25m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m1h1h 15m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Reverse Journey

1 hour, 15 minutes

Flights Per Week



213 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


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 New York 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 24 minutes
In the Air 47 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Washington 4 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 10 minutes. For example, from New York to Washington, JetBlue is 75% reliable, which means that JetBlue flights are on time 75% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
JetBlue 75% 22% 3%
American 75% 18% 7%
Delta 73% 26% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between New York 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
In the Air
Taxiing In
JetBlue 21 47 5 73
American 24 46 5 79
Delta 29 51 4 85

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
5am 0.28
6am 0.64
7am 0.37
8am 0.89
9am 0.67
10am 0.87
11am 0.95
12pm 1.21
1pm 0.73
2pm 1.99
3pm 1
4pm 0.83
5pm 0.99
6pm 1.14
7pm 0.99
8pm 0.68
9pm 1.08
10pm 0.45

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from New York 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 438
February 427
March 524
April 492
May 508
June 519
July 502
August 536
September 556
October 534
November 315
December 411

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from New York 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 17.5
Tuesday 18.8
Wednesday 18.7
Thursday 18.3
Friday 17.7
Saturday 6.4
Sunday 13.5

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 83
JetBlue 19
Delta 9

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
In the Air
Taxi In
5am 17 41 6 68
6am 18 43 6 70
7am 20 45 6 74
8am 22 48 5 78
9am 27 45 5 80
10am 31 45 4 82
11am 22 46 4 75
12pm 22 46 4 75
1pm 22 45 6 78
2pm 21 51 5 80
3pm 27 50 4 85
4pm 27 46 6 83
5pm 23 47 5 77
6pm 26 48 5 83
7pm 27 46 5 82
8pm 25 47 6 82
9pm 25 48 4 77
10pm 24 44 5 74
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.