The flight time from Washington to Nashville is 1 hour, 54 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DCA Washington, DC 3 minutes early.
17 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 27 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives BNA Nashville, TN 8 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Washington to Nashville is 1 hour, 54 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 27 minutes.

The flight distance from Washington to Nashville is 562 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Nashville to Washington
1 hour, 39 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 47m
1h 54m
1h 58m
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 ?


Flights Per Week



562 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Washington from Nashville by plane?

The distance from Washington to Nashville 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 Washington to Nashville?

The flight time from Washington to Nashville is 1 hour, 54 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 27 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 47 minutes, and American the slowest taking 1 hour, 58 minutes.

What airlines fly from Washington to Nashville?

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

Does Southwest fly from Washington to Nashville?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Washington (DCA) to Nashville (BNA). 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 Washington 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 87 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Nashville 8 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 Nashville, Southwest is 85% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 85% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 96% 4% 0%
Southwest 85% 14% 1%
American 85% 14% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Washington and Nashville, 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
Southwest 14 86 5 107
Delta 16 87 9 114
American 19 88 7 118

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
2pm 0.72
8pm 0.62
4pm 0.02
1pm 0.39
10am 0.9
7am 0.63
7pm 1.23
3pm 1.07
6pm 0.58
9am 0.21
9pm 0.14
12pm 0.35
10pm 0.21
8am 0.22
11am 1.05
5pm 0.24
6am 1.12

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Washington to Nashville 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 299
February 268
March 298
April 289
May 301
June 261
July 268
August 269
September 301
October 360
November 337
December 322

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Washington to Nashville 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 10.13
Tuesday 10.21
Wednesday 10.17
Thursday 10.04
Friday 10.04
Saturday 8.13
Sunday 9.98

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
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
In the Air
Taxi In
2pm 20 89 6 116
8pm 21 88 7 117
4pm 16 84 18 122
1pm 23 88 6 120
10am 19 90 8 119
7am 18 87 6 114
7pm 14 85 6 109
3pm 18 86 5 113
6pm 18 88 7 117
9am 13 89 10 113
9pm 15 85 9 110
12pm 16 90 7 116
10pm 18 83 7 110
8am 24 91 7 126
11am 13 87 5 106
5pm 18 89 8 118
6am 17 85 5 110
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.