Cheap flights from Ottawa to Washington, D.C.

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Ottawa (YOW)
Washington, D.C. (WAS)
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The best prices from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. are usually found in April or June, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Ottawa (YOW) to Washington, D.C. (WAS)

All the information you need to plan the best YOW to WAS flight in 2022: compare Ottawa to Washington, D.C. flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Washington, D.C..
YOW - WAS
Price
C$ 296 - C$ 515
WAS
Temperature
2 - 27 °C
WAS
Rainfall
66 - 102 mm

Popular in

August

High demand for flights, 29% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 20% potential price drop

Round-trip from

C$ 380

From Ottawa to Washington, D.C. (WAS)

One-way from

C$ 250

One-way flight from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. (WAS)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Ottawa to Washington, D.C.?

Travellers have found that booking a Tuesday departure is the best way to save up to 27% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. (YOW - WAS)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 35% on the flight price compared to flying at noon, which is usually more expensive.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Ottawa to Washington, D.C.?

Flights from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. lean towards being more expensive in August. Prices are generally better when you fly from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. in April, with the cheapest ticket starting at C$ 294.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Ottawa to Washington, D.C.?

To save up to 38% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. from C$ 506 1-2 weeks out and tickets from C$ 604 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. in May, June 2022

The best prices found for YOW to WAS flights for May, June
19 Jun - 20 Jun
C$ 287pp
YOW
Ottawa
Porter Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Porter Airlines
 
1 STOP
YOW
Ottawa
11 Jun - 25 Jun
C$ 291pp
YOW
Ottawa
Porter Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Porter Airlines
 
1 STOP
YOW
Ottawa
22 Jun - 27 Jun
C$ 296pp
YOW
Ottawa
Porter Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Porter Airlines
 
1 STOP
YOW
Ottawa

Ottawa to Washington, D.C. 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington, D.C. from Ottawa found for this year
11 Jul - 16 Jul
C$ 243pp
YOW
Ottawa
Porter Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Porter Airlines
 
1 STOP
YOW
Ottawa
26 Jul - 3 Aug
C$ 245pp
YOW
Ottawa
Porter Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Porter Airlines
 
1 STOP
YOW
Ottawa
21 Jul - 26 Jul
C$ 248pp
YOW
Ottawa
Porter Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Porter Airlines
 
1 STOP
YOW
Ottawa

Direct flights to Washington, D.C. from Ottawa

Save time with Ottawa to Washington, D.C. direct flight deals
23 Jun - 26 Jun
C$ 367pp
YOW
Ottawa
Air Canada
Direct
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
Air Canada
Direct
YOW
Ottawa
21 Jul - 26 Jul
C$ 420pp
YOW
Ottawa
Air Canada
Direct
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
Air Canada
Direct
YOW
Ottawa
12 Jun - 13 Jun
C$ 429pp
YOW
Ottawa
Air Canada
Direct
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
DCA
Washington, D.C. Reagan-National
Air Canada
Direct
YOW
Ottawa

Last minute flights from Ottawa to Washington, D.C.

Late deals on round-trip flights to Washington, D.C. from Ottawa, departing today and this week
31 May - 5 Jun
C$ 440pp
YOW
Ottawa
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
YOW
Ottawa
31 May - 5 Jun
C$ 493pp
YOW
Ottawa
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
YOW
Ottawa
31 May - 5 Jun
C$ 494pp
YOW
Ottawa
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
YOW
Ottawa

One-way flights to Washington, D.C. from Ottawa

The cheapest one-way flights from Ottawa to Washington, D.C.
8:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Air Canada
1 stop
4h 10m
YOW - BWI
Air Canada
C$ 250
mytrip.com
2:10 a.m. - 9:13 a.m.
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
31h 03m
YOW - BWI
Multiple Airlines
C$ 252
Gotogate
5:45 a.m. - 7:22 a.m.
United Airlines
Direct
1h 37m
YOW - IAD
United Airlines
C$ 255
United

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Flight FAQs

From Ottawa to Washington, D.C.

What airport do you fly from for flights from Ottawa to Washington, D.C.?

For a flight from Ottawa to Washington, D.C., you will be flying from Ottawa. Ottawa (YOW) is just 10.6 km from the centre of the city. Ottawa is the only Ottawa airport and it handles 4 outbound flights to Washington, D.C. per day. 5 airlines have flights to Washington, D.C. from Ottawa on a regular basis.

Which airlines flying from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Air Canada, Porter Airlines, and American Airlines flying from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. for under C$ 300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. for under C$ 300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Porter Airlines for just C$ 243, but on average you can expect to pay C$ 316.

Are there direct flights from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. for under C$ 400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. under C$ 400. A good price for a direct flight from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. is less than C$ 489.

Are there last-minute flights available from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. for under C$ 500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. within the next 7 days for less than C$ 500.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. round-trip?

Flying on Porter Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Washington, D.C., with prices starting at C$ 243. Another option worth looking into is Air Canada, starting at C$ 367 round trip. These flights start at 48% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. one-way?

C$ 149 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Porter Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Air Canada and United Airlines, with prices starting from C$ 201 and C$ 255, respectively.

What are the most reliable airlines from Ottawa to Washington, D.C.?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. are Air Canada (94%), United Airlines (94%) and Air Wisconsin (94%).

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Ottawa to Washington, D.C.?

The most popular airlines flying from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. are Air Canada, Porter Airlines and United Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Ottawa to Washington, D.C.?

The cheapest flight price from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. is C$ 168. On average you can expect to pay C$ 295. The most popular route, (Ottawa - Washington, D.C. Reagan-National), can usually be booked for C$ 420.

What are the most popular routes from Ottawa to Washington, D.C.?

The most popular flight routes from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. are Ottawa - Washington, D.C. Reagan-National, Ottawa - Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl and Ottawa - Baltimore/Washington.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Washington, D.C., DC

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Washington, D.C. from Ottawa?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Ottawa to Washington, D.C.

Most visitors from Ottawa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Washington, D.C..

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Ottawa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Washington, D.C..

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Ottawa are not required to quarantine after entering Washington, D.C..

Do I need a test to fly back to Ottawa from Washington, D.C.?

Returning to Ottawa from Washington, D.C.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Washington, D.C. must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Ottawa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Washington, D.C. are not required to quarantine after entering Ottawa.

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Destination information for Washington, D.C.

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Ottawa to Washington, D.C..
Today's exchange rate
C$ 1 = $0.78
Flight duration from YOW to Washington, D.C.
1h 33m
Average temperature for May in Washington, D.C.
25.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Washington, D.C.
103.0 mm

Airports servicing Ottawa

Airports servicing Washington, D.C.

Reagan-National (DCA)

Top 5 airlines flying from Ottawa to Washington, D.C.

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Ottawa to Washington, D.C. choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Porter Airlines
C$ 265 C$ 382 No cancel fee 52%
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Delta
C$ 267 C$ 513 No cancel fee N/A
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Air Canada
C$ 346 C$ 511 No cancel fee 67%
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United Airlines
C$ 469 C$ 696 No cancel fee 69%
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American Airlines
C$ 471 C$ 701 No cancel fee 71%
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Hourly flight availability from Ottawa to Washington, D.C.

See what time of day planes typically take off from Ottawa towards Washington, D.C..
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Weekly flight availability
from Ottawa to Washington, D.C.
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Ottawa to Washington, D.C..
Sunday
4 daily flights
Monday
4 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
4 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
4 daily flights
Saturday
4 daily flights
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