The cheapest times to fly from DCA to LGW are
- January 8th to March 25th
- April 23rd to May 27th
- September 24th to December 9th (except the week of October 29th)
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 LGW is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $1404 for Saturday flights during mid June, or as low as $530 for Tuesday flights around early to mid February.
When to Fly to London
Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to London (LGW) will usually cost between $545 to $1116 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $564. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $1091. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $527 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $619 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to LGW flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DCA to LGW route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DCA to LGW flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LGW, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into DCA. Saturdays 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 $128 (15%) 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 $650. Return trip prices are from the LGW 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 LGW can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 35 minutes may not be realistic.
Flight Hacking DCA to LGW
Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from DCA to LGW — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $496
- Average savings: $123 (19.81%)
- Price for both tickets: $503
- Average savings: $116 (18.67%)
- Price for both tickets: $520
- Average savings: $99 (15.93%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DCA to LGW? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Alaska, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Tap Air Portugal, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from London Gatwick Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 3672 miles or 5909 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DCA to LGW?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to LGW flight is about 7 hour 35 minutes.
How many flights go between Washington, DC and London?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from DCA to LGW.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||London Gatwick Airport|
|Country||the United Kingdom|
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