The cheapest times to fly from DCA to SCL are

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the weeks of February 12th and March 5th)
  • July 30th to December 9th (except the weeks of September 3rd and September 17th)

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 SCL is early November. Prices can be as high as $1528 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $906 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Santiago

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Santiago (SCL) will usually cost between $953 to $1188 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $964. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1334. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $370 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1030 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to SCL flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DCA to SCL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DCA to SCL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to SCL flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SCL, 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 $101 (9%) 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 $1017. Return trip prices are from the SCL to DCA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DCA to SCL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 60 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DCA to SCL

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 SCL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Lima (DCA > LIM > SCL)

  • Price for both tickets: $705
  • Average savings: $325 (31.52%)

See DCA to LIM flights

Hack #2: Arequipa (DCA > AQP > SCL)

  • Price for both tickets: $959
  • Average savings: $71 (6.85%)

See DCA to AQP flights

Hack #3: Quito (DCA > UIO > SCL)

  • Price for both tickets: $962
  • Average savings: $68 (6.56%)

See DCA to UIO flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DCA to SCL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 28 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, Avianca, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, COPA, Delta, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, LATAM, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5007 miles or 8058 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DCA to SCL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to SCL flight is about 9 hour 60 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Santiago?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from DCA to SCL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DCA
Origination airport name Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
City Washington, DC
Country the United States
Latitude 38.9
Longitude -77

Return Airport

Destination code SCL
Destination airport name Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport
City Santiago
Country Chile
Latitude -33.4
Longitude -70.8


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