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The cheapest times to fly from BOS to DCA are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • August 13th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 BOS to DCA is early December. Prices can be as high as $341 for Sunday flights during mid April, or as low as $128 for Wednesday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Boston, MA (BOS) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $133 to $206 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $141. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid April, with an average price of $236. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $94 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $162 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BOS to DCA flight.

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

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BOS to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BOS to DCA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Boston. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.25, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $40 (21%) 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 $148. Return trip prices are from the DCA to BOS flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BOS to DCA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 42 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from BOS to DCA while comparing.

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

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 15.17% less expensive than DCA
  • Nonstop flights available

See BOS to PHL flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Europa, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 398 miles or 641 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BOS to DCA flight is about 1 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between Boston, MA and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from BOS to DCA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeBOS
Origination airport nameLogan International Airport
CityBoston, MA
Countrythe United States
Latitude42.4
Longitude-71

Return Airport

Destination codeDCA
Destination airport nameRonald Reagan Washington National Airport
CityWashington, DC
Countrythe United States
Latitude38.9
Longitude-77

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from BOS to DCA tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 21% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 44% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DCA heading for BOS about 11 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Washington, DC is about 4 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 5 minutes late
  • JetBlue: 15 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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