The cheapest times to fly from DCA to FLL are
- January 1st to February 11th
- April 23rd to May 6th
- August 6th to December 16th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)
based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DCA to FLL is early September. Prices can be as high as $614 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $160 for Tuesday flights around early September.
When to Fly to Fort Lauderdale
Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) will usually cost between $170 to $472 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $174. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $444. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $270 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $220 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to FLL flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DCA to FLL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DCA to FLL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $142 (40%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $206. Return trip prices are from the FLL to DCA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from DCA to FLL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 36 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DCA to FLL? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Silver Airways, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 901 miles or 1450 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DCA to FLL?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to FLL flight is about 2 hour 36 minutes.
How many flights go between Washington, DC and Fort Lauderdale, FL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 74 available flights from DCA to FLL.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport|
|City||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from DCA to FLL tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 38% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 21% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave FLL heading for DCA about 29 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Fort Lauderdale, FL is about 23 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 19 minutes late
- JetBlue: 34 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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