The cheapest times to fly from BGI to DCA are

  • September 3rd to December 9th
  • December 24th to March 18th (except the week of January 1st)

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 BGI to DCA is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1303 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $487 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Barbados/Bridgetown (BGI) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $519 to $961 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $523. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $962. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $438 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $674 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BGI to DCA flight.

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

BGI to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BGI to DCA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Bridgetown. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $127 (17%) 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 $615. Return trip prices are from the DCA to BGI 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 BGI 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 43 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 BGI to DCA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 4.38% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See BGI to PHL flights

Destination alternative #2: Richmond International Airport (RIC) in Richmond, VA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 3.79% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See BGI to RIC flights

Destination alternative #3: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 2.15% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See BGI to BWI flights


Flight Hacking BGI 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 BGI to DCA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (BGI > MIA > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $650
  • Average savings: $24 (3.56%)

See BGI to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Caribbean Airlines, Emirates, JetBlue, LIAT, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2079 miles or 3346 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BGI to DCA flight is about 4 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Barbados/Bridgetown and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from BGI to DCA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BGI
Origination airport name Grantley Adams International Airport
City Barbados/Bridgetown
Country Barbados
Latitude 13.1
Longitude -59.5

Return Airport

Destination code DCA
Destination airport name Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
City Washington, DC
Country the United States
Latitude 38.9
Longitude -77


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