The cheapest times to fly from BIA to DCA are

  • January 1st to March 25th (except the week of February 5th)
  • April 30th to May 20th (except the week of May 7th)
  • June 11th to June 24th
  • October 29th to March 25th (except the weeks of December 17th, December 24th, and February 5th)

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 BIA to DCA is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $8186 for Friday flights during early to mid October, or as low as $748 for Wednesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Bastia (BIA) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $762 to $5736 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $769. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid October, with an average price of $4800. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $4030 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1009 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BIA to DCA flight.

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

BIA to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BIA to DCA flight is priced close to the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Bastia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DCA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into BIA. Fridays 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 $1130 (48%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $998. Return trip prices are from the DCA to BIA 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 BIA 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 47 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 BIA to DCA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 18.53% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See BIA to IAD flights

Destination alternative #2: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 0.10% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See BIA to BWI flights


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

Hack #1: Paris (BIA > ORY > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $728
  • Average savings: $282 (27.9%)

See BIA to NCE flights

Hack #2: Nice (BIA > NCE > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $744
  • Average savings: $265 (26.26%)

See BIA to ORY flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (BIA > JFK > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $790
  • Average savings: $219 (21.7%)

See BIA to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Corsica, Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Delta, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Bastia Poretta Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4330 miles or 6968 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BIA to DCA flight is about 8 hour 47 minutes.

How many flights go between Bastia and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from BIA to DCA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeBIA
Origination airport nameBastia Poretta Airport

Return Airport

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


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