The cheapest times to fly from LGA to DCA are
- January 8th to March 25th (except the weeks of February 12th and March 12th)
- April 16th to July 22nd (except the weeks of May 7th and June 25th)
- October 8th to November 11th (except the week of October 15th)
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 LGA to DCA is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $248 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $129 for Tuesday flights around early to mid July.
When to Fly to Washington
Flying from New York, NY (LGA) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $129 to $190 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $129. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $200. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $71 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $143 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGA to DCA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LGA to DCA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the LGA to DCA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.42, 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 $22 (14%) 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 DCA to LGA 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 LGA to DCA 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.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from LGA to DCA? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to LaGuardia Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 214 miles or 344 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from LGA to DCA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGA to DCA flight is about 1 hour 22 minutes.
How many flights go between New York, NY and Washington, DC?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from LGA to DCA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||LaGuardia Airport|
|City||New York, NY|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from LGA to DCA tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 23% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 20% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DCA heading for LGA about 11 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Washington, DC is about 9 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- American: 9 minutes late
- Republic: 12 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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