The flight time from Washington to Atlanta is 1 hour, 45 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DCA Washington, DC 3 minutes early.
13 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 23 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ATL Atlanta, GA 12 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Washington to Atlanta is 1 hour, 45 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 23 minutes.

The flight distance from Washington to Atlanta is 547 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Atlanta to Washington
1 hour, 36 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 43m
1h 43m
1h 53m
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 ?


Flights Per Week



547 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Washington from Atlanta by plane?

The distance from Washington to Atlanta by plane is 547 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Washington to Atlanta?

The flight time from Washington to Atlanta is 1 hour, 45 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 23 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 1 hour, 43 minutes, and American the slowest taking 1 hour, 53 minutes.

What airlines fly from Washington to Atlanta?

Delta, American, and Southwest are the airlines with direct flights from Washington to Atlanta.

Does Southwest fly from Washington to Atlanta?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Washington (DCA) to Atlanta (ATL). On average, they have 15 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 Washington 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 13 minutes
In the Air 83 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Atlanta 12 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 Washington to Atlanta, Southwest is 87% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 87% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 93% 6% 1%
Southwest 87% 9% 4%
American 87% 11% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Washington and Atlanta, 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
Delta 12 82 7 103
Southwest 13 83 6 103
American 18 85 8 113

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
4pm 0.92
7pm 0.97
12pm 1.28
1pm 0.26
10am 0.79
7am 1.06
11am 0.84
2pm 0.87
6pm 0.33
8am 1.5
9pm 0.06
5pm 0.86
6am 1.83
9am 0.58
3pm 0.75
8pm 0.17

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Washington to Atlanta 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 553
February 210
March 302
April 358
May 355
June 357
July 390
August 418
September 431
October 438
November 517
December 535

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Washington to Atlanta 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 14.1
Tuesday 13.38
Wednesday 13.98
Thursday 14.23
Friday 14.1
Saturday 10.65
Sunday 13.1

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
Delta 1
American 0
Southwest 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
In the Air
Taxi In
4pm 13 83 6 104
7pm 14 83 8 108
12pm 13 83 7 105
1pm 11 81 7 102
10am 11 80 6 99
7am 15 83 8 107
11am 13 84 6 104
2pm 13 82 7 103
6pm 17 86 8 115
8am 15 83 8 110
9pm 13 85 10 108
5pm 15 82 7 106
6am 12 82 6 101
9am 16 83 7 106
3pm 15 82 7 105
8pm 19 81 7 109
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.