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Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Washington DC (Reagan) (DCA)

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Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine.

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Baggage included in every fare

Pack more into your trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare.

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Change your travel dates as often as you need

We've introduced further flexibility on eligible Qantas operated flights. Booking and travel dates apply.

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Visiting from Sydney to Washington DC (Reagan)

Virginia travel information

Virginia, a southeastern U.S. state, stretches from the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains, with a long Atlantic coastline. Virginia's natural beauty is as diverse as its history and people. Pine forests, marshes and rolling green hills form the central Piedmont region, while the rolling Blue Ridge mountains and stunning Shenandoah Valley are worth a visit. There's plenty for travellers to enjoy, including world-class tourist attractions such as Colonial Williamsburg, loads of outdoor activities, a foot-tapping mountain-music scene and wine, beer and spirit trails to explore.

When to visit

Best time to visit Virginia

April through October  the best time to visit Virginia. Being dry and warm, April marks the start of spring, the sun is shining and the city has amazing experiences everywhere from annual festivals that draw people to colourful art. May can be rainy —the beginning of the peak season. Summer in Virginia is usually hot with possible thunderstorms. When the suns out it’s great to lay out at Belle Isle on the river or visit a brewery in Scott’s Addition. Winter gets a little snow in December and January. In fall (October and November) join the Fire, Flour and Fork Festival.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA),Opens external site in a new window also known as National Airport, Washington National, Reagan National Airport, DCA, Reagan, or simply National, is a national airport in Arlington, Virginia. Ronald Reagan Airport is located in Virginia 10 km south of downtown Washington D.C., the capital city of the US.

Arriving in Virginia

The helpful staff at Virginia Airport will greet you when you land and assist you with your needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into Virginia from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Getting to and from Reagan National Airport is easy with many different transport options on offer. With options ranging from public transportation to app-based ride services, you can find a mode of transport to meet your travel needs. Rental car counters are located on the first floor of Terminal Garage A. Ride the Rental Car/Economy shuttle to the rental car stop. Uber, Lyft are ride share options that are available, plus a taxi service from each terminal. Shuttle buses pick up customers to take you to your accommodation. The Washington, DC Metrorail system provides easy and affordable access to locations throughout Washington, Virginia and Maryland. It is possible to bike ride, with bicycle racks available at the airport.

Getting around in Virginia

Once you arrive in Virginia, there are a number of transport options to get around Virginia. Traveling in your own car is by far the best way to see Virginia. Interstate highways link all the major cities and many towns, and the prime advantage of driving is that you can explore all the scenic routes. Amtrak trains are good for getting to and from Virginia. The Greyhound bus may be the least expensive way to travel around Virginia. Other public transport options include the Metrorail, Fairfax Connect bus and Metrobus. Virginia is a bike friendly destination and a great way to explore the country with extensive bike routes. There are multiple taxi companies, ride share services and walking or a hike through Shenandoah National Park is a top choice to see one of the most spectacular national parks in the country.

Departure information

Fly from Sydney

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip. 

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD).Opens external site in a new window Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Sydney can check in online up to 24 hours in advance or check in at the terminal by visiting a kiosk or desk.

Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

Fly from with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey from take-off to touch down. 

Seamless check-in

Get your trip to off to the right start with a check-in option that best suits your needs. Visit a kiosk or desk at the airport to check in on arrival or use our online and mobile check-in services to check-in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure.

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Use the baggage calculator to find out what is included with your fare. 

Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.

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