The cheapest times to fly from DCA to JFK are
- January 1st to March 4th
- April 9th to June 24th (except the weeks of April 16th, May 7th, May 14th, and June 4th)
- July 9th to July 22nd
- September 3rd to September 30th
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 JFK is early December. Prices can be as high as $383 for Sunday flights during early April, or as low as $129 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to New York
Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $129 to $215 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $138. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $236. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $98 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $147 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to JFK flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DCA to JFK route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DCA to JFK 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 $0.43, which is a bit above 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 $42 (23%) 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 $140. Return trip prices are from the JFK 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 JFK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 22 minutes may be realistic.
Alternative Nearby Airports
Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from DCA to JFK while comparing.
- 11 miles (18 km) away from JFK
- Usually 2.72% less expensive than JFK
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DCA to JFK? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 213 miles or 343 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DCA to JFK?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to JFK flight is about 1 hour 22 minutes.
How many flights go between Washington, DC and New York, NY?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 101 available flights from DCA to JFK.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||John F. Kennedy International Airport|
|City||New York, NY|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from DCA to JFK tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 20% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 28% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave JFK heading for DCA about 13 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in New York, NY is about 13 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 3 minutes late
- SkyWest: 30 minutes late
- Republic: 27 minutes late
- Endeavor: 5 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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