The cheapest times to fly from PSP to DCA are
- August 6th to March 4th (except the weeks of October 8th, November 19th, November 26th, December 10th, and December 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 PSP to DCA is early September. Prices can be as high as $984 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $285 for Tuesday flights around early September.
When to Fly to Washington
Flying from Palm Springs, CA (PSP) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $289 to $734 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 $296. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $659. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $363 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $447 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PSP to DCA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the PSP to DCA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the PSP to DCA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Palm Springs. 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 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 $205 (35%) 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 $373. Return trip prices are from the DCA to PSP 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 PSP to DCA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 57 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 PSP to DCA while comparing.
- 30 miles (48 km) away from DCA
- Usually 5.71% less expensive than DCA
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from PSP to DCA? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Fiji Airways, Frontier, JetBlue, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Palm Springs International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2206 miles or 3550 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from PSP to DCA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop PSP to DCA flight is about 4 hour 57 minutes.
How many flights go between Palm Springs, CA and Washington, DC?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 76 available flights from PSP to DCA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Palm Springs International Airport|
|City||Palm Springs, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
|Country||the United States|
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