The cheapest times to fly from ALC to DCA are
- January 8th to March 25th
- April 9th to June 17th
- November 5th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)
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 ALC to DCA is late January. Prices can be as high as $4175 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $607 for Monday flights around late January.
When to Fly to Washington
Flying from Alicante (ALC) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $683 to $1458 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 $685. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $2219. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1535 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $925 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ALC to DCA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ALC to DCA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the ALC to DCA flight is priced close to the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Alicante. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Washington, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Alicante. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $138 (10%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $950. Return trip prices are from the DCA to ALC 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 ALC to DCA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 11 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 ALC to DCA while comparing.
- 119 miles (192 km) away from DCA
- Usually 35.21% less expensive than DCA
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Hacking ALC to DCA
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 ALC to DCA — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $544
- Average savings: $381 (41.16%)
- Price for both tickets: $607
- Average savings: $318 (34.4%)
- Price for both tickets: $608
- Average savings: $317 (34.29%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from ALC to DCA? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Baltic, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, SAS, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Alicante Elche Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 3999 miles or 6436 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from ALC to DCA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop ALC to DCA flight is about 8 hour 11 minutes.
How many flights go between Alicante and Washington, DC?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from ALC to DCA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Alicante Elche Airport|
|Destination airport name||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
|Country||the United States|
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