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There are 5 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by plane, bus or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Reagan Washington to London Gatwick  •  10h 5m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to London Gatwick (LGW) DCA - LGW

£210 - £450

Cheapest option

Fly Washington Dulles to London Heathrow, bus  •  12h 25m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to London Heathrow (LHR) IAD - LHR
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station

£186 - £351

3 alternative options

Fly Reagan Washington to London Heathrow, bus  •  11h 5m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to London Heathrow (LHR) DCA - LHR
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station

£265 - £469

Fly Washington Dulles to London Gatwick  •  12h 25m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to London Gatwick (LGW) IAD - LGW

£258 - £658

Train to New York JFK, fly to London Gatwick  •  13h 19m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to London Gatwick (LGW) JFK - LGW

£188 - £489

Reagan Washington (DCA) to London Gatwick (LGW) flights

The flight time between Reagan Washington (DCA) and London Gatwick (LGW) is around 13h 32m and covers a distance of around 3695 miles. The fastest flight normally takes 10h 5m. Services are operated by American Airlines, British Airways, JetBlue Airways and others. Typically 88 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
13h 32m
Fastest flight journey time:
10h 5m
Flight distance:
3695 miles
Flights per week:
88
Cheapest price:
£178
Carbon emissions:
1198 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
08:20
Last flight departs at:
19:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reagan Washington (DCA) to London Gatwick (LGW) flight schedules

Flights departing Saturday, July 24, 2021

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This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
This applies to arrivals from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Iceland, Israel, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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Regional advice

Considerations leaving from United States

The official advice is to delay international travel until fully vaccinated

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering United Kingdom from United States.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Yes, entry into United States from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to fly and bus which costs $260 - $500 and takes 12h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to fly which costs $300 - $650 and takes 10h 5m.

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It is approximately 3695 miles to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

It takes approximately 10h 5m to fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to London Gatwick (LGW), including transfers and time at the airport.

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to London Gatwick Airport. The quickest flight takes 11h 40m and has one stopover.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 5h ahead of Reagan Washington Airport (DCA). It is currently 7:36 AM in Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and 12:36 PM in London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

Delta, Aer Lingus, Southwest Airlines and six other airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

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There are 173+ hotels available in London Gatwick Airport (LGW). Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 3695.1 miles
  • Duration: 10h 5m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England?

American Airlines, British Airways and 11 other airlines fly from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) hourly.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Gatwick via New York JFK, Manchester
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£340 - £700
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Gatwick via Orlando
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£280 - £850
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£480 - £1,700
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£480 - £1,700
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£470 - £1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£340 - £700
Flights from New York JFK to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£320 - £650
Flights from New York JFK to London Gatwick via Manchester
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£320 - £650
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£460 - £750
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£420 - £800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Gatwick via Orlando
Ave. Duration
11h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£280 - £850
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£480 - £1,700
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£480 - £1,700
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£470 - £1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
11h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£480 - £1,700
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via Boston
Ave. Duration
11h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£470 - £1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£460 - £750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£210 - £700
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£180 - £600
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£190 - £600
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via Detroit
Ave. Duration
13h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £550
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£330 - £800
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£240 - £650
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£440 - £750
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£440 - £750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via Montreal
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£190 - £600
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via Newark
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £750
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £750
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£390 - £700
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via Newark
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£390 - £700
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via Montreal
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£440 - £4,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£470 - £900
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via Toronto
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£440 - £4,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£390 - £700
Virgin Atlantic
Website
virginatlantic.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£210 - £700
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£180 - £600
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£330 - £800
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£240 - £650
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£440 - £750
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£440 - £750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £500
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£180 - £600
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via Detroit
Ave. Duration
13h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £550
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£330 - £800
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 3m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £500
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£440 - £750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £500
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£180 - £600
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via Detroit
Ave. Duration
13h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £550
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£330 - £800
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 3m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £500
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£440 - £750
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Gatwick via Orlando
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£280 - £850
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£340 - £700
Flights from New York JFK to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£320 - £650
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£460 - £750
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£420 - £800
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Gatwick via Orlando
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£280 - £850
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£480 - £1,700
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via Boston
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£460 - £900
Flights from New York JFK to London Gatwick via Madrid
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£210 - £750
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£460 - £750
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Heathrow via Montreal
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£190 - £600
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£390 - £700
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via Montreal
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£440 - £4,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via Toronto
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£440 - £4,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£390 - £700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Gatwick via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
11h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £850
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Gatwick via Nantucket, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£290 - £900
Flights from New York JFK to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£250 - £750
Icelandair
Website
icelandair.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Gatwick via Boston, Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£450 - £800
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Gatwick via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£450 - £850
Flights from New York JFK to London Gatwick via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£430 - £800
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£350 - £550
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Gatwick via Toronto
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£220 - £470
Flights from Reagan Washington to London Gatwick via Montreal
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£210 - £450
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Gatwick via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£250 - £650
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£170 - £550
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Gatwick via Casablanca
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£410 - £850
Flights from New York JFK to London Gatwick via Casablanca
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£370 - £800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Gatwick via Geneva
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Friday
Estimated price
£270 - £750
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£390 - £700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £700
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from New York JFK to London Gatwick via Madrid
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£310 - £1,600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£470 - £900
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
£27 - £40
Premium
£140 - £210
Flexi Coach Seat
£45 - £70
Business Seat
£45 - £70
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
£40 - £90
Business Class Seat
£70 - £130
Bus operators

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