The flight time from Washington to Newark is 1 hour, 19 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DCA Washington, DC 5 minutes early.
20 minutes taxiing out
42 minutes in the air
12 minutes taxiing in
Arrives EWR Newark, NJ 11 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Washington to Newark is 1 hour, 19 minutes. The time spent in the air is 42 minutes.

The flight distance from Washington to Newark is 199 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Newark to Washington
1 hour, 18 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 19m
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 ?


Flights Per Week



199 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Washington from Newark by plane?

The distance from Washington to Newark by plane is 199 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 Newark?

The flight time from Washington to Newark is 1 hour, 19 minutes. The time spent in the air is 42 minutes. These numbers are averages.

What airlines fly from Washington to Newark?

United is the only airline with direct flights from Washington to Newark.

Does Southwest fly from Washington to Newark?

Southwest does not fly from Washington (DCA) to Newark (EWR). 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 5 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 20 minutes
In the Air 42 minutes
Taxiing In 12 minutes
Arrives Newark 11 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 Newark, United is 78% reliable, which means that United flights are on time 78% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 78% 17% 5%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Washington and Newark, 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
United 20 42 12 79

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
11am 0.39
7pm 0.34
8am 0.38
9am 0.15
8pm 0.7
10am 0.77
5pm 0.46
6am 0.84
12pm 1.18
1pm 1.21
2pm 0.95
4pm 1.14
6pm 0.76
7am 1.08
3pm 0.53

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Washington to Newark 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 444
February 468
March 523
April 475
May 379
June 273
July 275
August 289
September 266
October 307
November 262
December 233

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Washington to Newark 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 12.65
Tuesday 12.67
Wednesday 12.5
Thursday 12.35
Friday 12.48
Saturday 6.67
Sunday 11.33

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
United 2

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
11am 17 42 10 73
7pm 20 45 19 90
8am 22 40 13 79
9am 18 41 8 69
8pm 20 43 13 79
10am 18 41 10 69
5pm 23 44 15 88
6am 15 41 12 71
12pm 18 42 9 73
1pm 24 43 10 84
2pm 24 44 12 85
4pm 23 44 14 86
6pm 22 45 16 90
7am 19 41 14 79
3pm 23 44 11 85
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.