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Travel time from Asheville to Washington, DC


Asheville to Washington, DC airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Asheville to Washington, DC? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Washington, DC, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.


Thursday, 8:30 am:  start in Asheville
drive for about 34 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 60 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 9:29 am at the latest

9:04 am:  Asheville Regional (AVL)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 9:59 am

9:19 am:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

9:49 am:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

10:04 am:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

10:19 am:  board ExpressJet Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

10:29 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 19 minutes

10:48 am:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 20 minutes to taxi to the runway

11:08 am:  wheels up! take-off from AVL
fly for about 40 minutes in the air

11:48 am:  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is the same time as Asheville, NC
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 9 minutes to the gate

11:57 am:  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

12:05 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 8 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

12:20 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

12:30 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 5 minutes

12:35 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 14 minutes to taxi to the runway

12:49 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

2:10 pm (local time):  Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI)
Washington, DC is the same time as Asheville
taxi on the runway for an average of 6 minutes to the gate

2:16 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at BWI
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 1.5 hours to your destination

3:37 pm (local time):  arrive in Washington, DC

Total travel time: 7 hours

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Flying non-stop from Asheville to Washington, DC

How far is Washington, DC from Asheville? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 380 miles or 611 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 16 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 7 hours, 7 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 7.1x faster, and saves you about 6 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.


Washington, DC Airports
  1. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
  2. Washington Dulles International Airport
  3. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport


Best day of the week to fly to Washington, DC

Looking at flights on ExpressJet Airlines Inc. from AVL to ATL, and connecting flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from ATL to BWI, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Thursday for the flight itinerary above.



Alternate flights from Asheville to Washington, DC


Airlines that fly to Washington, DC

We picked ExpressJet Airlines Inc. for your main flight, and Delta Air Lines Inc. for your connecting flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  2. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  3. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  4. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  5. Spirit Air Lines (NK)


Plan a trip to Washington, DC

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Washington, District of Columbia. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Washington, DC. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out JW Marriott Hotel. A great place to eat might be Mitsitam Cafe. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Washington, DC like National Mall. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Washington, DC like Best hotel near museums. Click the button below to explore Washington, DC in detail.





What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Washington, DC to Asheville, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Asheville to Washington, DC road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Asheville to Washington, DC?

If you happen to know Asheville, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Asheville!






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 380 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 16 minutes
83 Asheville travel answers
179 Washington, DC travel answers










   
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