The cheapest times to fly from CDG to DCA are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 27th to October 7th
  • October 29th 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 CDG to DCA is early to mid March. Prices can be as high as $1460 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $484 for Tuesday flights around early to mid March.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Paris (CDG) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $494 to $1200 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid March with an average ticket price of $503. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1339. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $836 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $533 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CDG to DCA flight.

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

CDG to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CDG to DCA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Paris. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Washington, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Paris. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $69 (9%) 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 $592. Return trip prices are from the DCA to CDG 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 CDG 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 7 hour 53 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 CDG to DCA while comparing.

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

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 4.23% less expensive than DCA
  • Nonstop flights available

See CDG to IAD flights

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

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 2.25% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See CDG to BWI flights


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

Hack #1: Oslo (CDG > OSL > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $501
  • Average savings: $31 (5.87%)

See CDG to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (CDG > JFK > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $503
  • Average savings: $30 (5.54%)

See CDG to OSL flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (CDG > BOS > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $530
  • Average savings: $3 (0.56%)

See CDG to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, SWISS, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3837 miles or 6175 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CDG to DCA flight is about 7 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Paris and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from CDG to DCA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CDG
Origination airport name Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
City Paris
Country France
Latitude 49
Longitude 2.6

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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