The flight time from Washington to New York is 1 hour, 7 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DCA Washington, DC 6 minutes early.
17 minutes taxiing out
42 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LGA New York, NY 19 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
83%
American
82%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Washington to New York is 1 hour, 7 minutes. The time spent in the air is 42 minutes.

The flight distance from Washington to New York is 214 Miles.

Reverse Journey

New York to Washington
1 hour, 13 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

American
1h 5m
Delta
1h 10m
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 ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

70

Distance

214 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0510

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
40
Delta
30

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Washington from New York by plane?

The distance from Washington to New York by plane is 214 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 New York?

The flight time from Washington to New York is 1 hour, 7 minutes. The time spent in the air is 42 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with American being the fastest taking 1 hour, 5 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 1 hour, 10 minutes.

What airlines fly from Washington to New York?

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

Does Southwest fly from Washington to New York?

Southwest does not fly from Washington (DCA) to New York (LGA). 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 Washington 6 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 42 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives New York 19 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 New York, American is 82% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 82% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 83% 13% 4%
American 82% 11% 7%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Washington and New York, 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 42 5 65
Delta 17 42 8 70

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
10pm 0.32
2pm 0.64
3pm 0.71
7am 0.78
10am 1.05
5pm 0.72
9am 0.42
1pm 0.5
7pm 0.39
6am 0.97
8am 0.42
8pm 0.38
12pm 0.16
6pm 0.91
4pm 0.57
11am 0.54

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Washington to New York 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 510
February 498
March 521
April 120
May 39
June 169
July 233
August 212
September 218
October 224
November 483
December 454

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Washington to New York 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 11.37
Tuesday 11.08
Wednesday 11.31
Thursday 11.31
Friday 11.62
Saturday 5.85
Sunday 8.27

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 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)
10pm 14 41 6 62
2pm 24 43 8 79
3pm 16 42 5 66
7am 13 40 7 62
10am 15 41 5 64
5pm 17 43 7 68
9am 24 43 4 74
1pm 24 43 6 76
7pm 16 42 6 67
6am 18 41 8 68
8am 16 41 5 64
8pm 25 44 5 76
12pm 17 42 9 70
6pm 19 43 8 74
4pm 19 42 7 70
11am 11 41 6 58
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.