The cheapest times to fly from DCA to PHX are
- January 1st to February 25th
- August 6th to November 18th
- December 3rd to December 16th
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 PHX is early September. Prices can be as high as $894 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $289 for Tuesday flights around early September.
When to Fly to Phoenix
Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Phoenix, AZ (PHX) will usually cost between $310 to $478 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 $318. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $517. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $199 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $375 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to PHX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DCA to PHX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DCA to PHX 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 $0.12, 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 $83 (19%) 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 $340. Return trip prices are from the PHX 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 PHX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 32 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DCA to PHX? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Europa, Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1974 miles or 3177 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DCA to PHX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to PHX flight is about 4 hour 32 minutes.
How many flights go between Washington, DC and Phoenix, AZ?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 94 available flights from DCA to PHX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from DCA to PHX tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 26% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 15% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PHX heading for DCA about 17 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Phoenix, AZ is about 6 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- American: 17 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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