The cheapest times to fly from DCA to SXM are

  • January 1st to February 11th
  • July 23rd to December 16th (except the week of November 19th)

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 SXM is early September. Prices can be as high as $1063 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $346 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Sint Maarten

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Philipsburg (SXM) will usually cost between $367 to $731 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 $362. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $850. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $489 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $571 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to SXM flight.

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

DCA to SXM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to SXM 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 $0.21, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Sint Maarten, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $97 (16%) 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 $498. Return trip prices are from the SXM 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 SXM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 58 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from DCA to SXM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cyril E King Airport (STT) in Charlotte Amalie, VI

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from SXM
  • Usually 24.69% less expensive than SXM
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to STT flights

Destination alternative #2: Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX) in Christiansted, VI

  • 114 miles (183 km) away from SXM
  • Usually 3.33% less expensive than SXM
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to STX flights


Flight Hacking DCA to SXM

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 SXM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Fort Lauderdale, FL (DCA > FLL > SXM)

  • Price for both tickets: $528
  • Average savings: $44 (7.62%)

See DCA to FLL flights

Hack #2: Miami, FL (DCA > MIA > SXM)

  • Price for both tickets: $533
  • Average savings: $39 (6.74%)

See DCA to MIA flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (DCA > JFK > SXM)

  • Price for both tickets: $536
  • Average savings: $35 (6.13%)

See DCA to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Delta, JetBlue, United, WestJet, Winair, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Princess Juliana International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1663 miles or 2676 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to SXM flight is about 3 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Philipsburg?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 62 available flights from DCA to SXM.


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 SXM
Destination airport name Princess Juliana International Airport
City Philipsburg
Country Sint Maarten
Latitude 18
Longitude -63.1


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