The cheapest times to fly from SWF to DCA are

  • January 1st to May 6th (except the weeks of March 26th and April 9th)
  • May 21st to June 10th (except the week of May 28th)
  • August 27th to September 23rd
  • October 29th to November 18th

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 SWF to DCA is late January. Prices can be as high as $1050 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $155 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Newburgh/Poughkeepsie, NY (SWF) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $189 to $489 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $194. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $514. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $320 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $285 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWF to DCA flight.

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

SWF to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWF to DCA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Newburgh. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.74, which is 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 $135 (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 $252. Return trip prices are from the DCA to SWF 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 SWF 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 1 hour 25 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 SWF to DCA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Salisbury-Ocean City/Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY) in Salisbury, MD

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 10.00% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SWF to SBY flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, JetBlue, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 240 miles or 386 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWF to DCA flight is about 1 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Newburgh/Poughkeepsie, NY and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 71 available flights from SWF to DCA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSWF
Origination airport nameStewart International Airport
CityNewburgh/Poughkeepsie, NY
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeDCA
Destination airport nameRonald Reagan Washington National Airport
CityWashington, DC
Countrythe United States


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