The cheapest times to fly from BNK to DCA are

  • January 22nd to March 18th
  • April 23rd to June 24th
  • July 16th to September 9th (except the week of July 30th)

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 BNK to DCA is early May. Prices can be as high as $2765 for Sunday flights during early January, or as low as $1317 for Tuesday flights around early May.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Ballina (BNK) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $1346 to $2223 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early May with an average ticket price of $1405. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2564. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1160 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1527 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BNK to DCA flight.

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

BNK to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BNK to DCA flight is more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Ballina. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, 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 to Washington, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Ballina. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $220 (11%) 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 $1469. Return trip prices are from the DCA to BNK 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 BNK 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 18 hour 4 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Sydney (BNK > SYD > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1308
  • Average savings: $220 (14.37%)

See BNK to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (BNK > LAX > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1389
  • Average savings: $139 (9.07%)

See BNK to SYD flights

Hack #3: Melbourne (BNK > MEL > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1400
  • Average savings: $127 (8.32%)

See BNK to MEL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, LATAM, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Ballina Byron Gateway Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9488 miles or 15269 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BNK to DCA flight is about 18 hour 4 minutes.

How many flights go between Ballina 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 BNK to DCA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BNK
Origination airport name Ballina Byron Gateway Airport
City Ballina
Country Australia
Latitude -28.8
Longitude 153.6

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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