Flights to Washington
South African Airways offers convenient, daily direct Flights to Washington DC, the capital of the United States from the SAA hub in Johannesburg. Named after the first president, George Washington, the city was founded in 1790.
As is evidenced by the many iconic neoclassical buildings, the city is steeped in history and is consequently one of the most visited cities in the world. It has long attracted lobbyists, petitioners, scholars and history buffs to its famous tourist destinations such as the White House, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Capitol Hill. These days the metropole attracts over 22 million visitors annually.
Washington Dulles International Airport is located roughly 42km from the centre of the city. The hub is easily reached by various transport networks, including taxis, ride share services such as Uber and public buses. Car hire and shuttle facilities are also available at the airport.
SAA flies direct into Washington 7 times a week and Washington Dulles Airport is an excellent connecting point to see the rest of North America, as our Star Alliance partner, United Airlines has a hub there.
The city is ideal for travellers seeking a variety of exciting exploits including museums, monuments, art, culture, politics, and history. With no shortage of things to do in Washington there is a great adventure for almost every travel preference. You can choose a traditional Washington D.C. adventure, filled with tours of classic attractions or get a feel for the city’s more youthful ambiance, highlighted by its urban neighbourhoods and vibrant farmers markets.
So, whether it be for business or leisure, make sure Washington is on your list of places to visit. For other spectacular destinations or for more information about Washington, visit our destinations page.
You are welcome to join our SAA Voyager loyalty programme. The programme aims to reward regular flyers through the accumulation of miles. These Voyager Miles can be redeemed for flights, upgrades and other rewards. To sign up for the SAA Voyager programme take a look at our Voyager page.