The cheapest times to fly from CGH to DCA are

  • January 22nd to February 11th
  • March 5th to April 1st
  • May 14th to June 3rd
  • July 30th to November 18th

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 CGH to DCA is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $2804 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1289 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Sao Paulo (CGH) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $1289 to $2125 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $1289. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2267. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $978 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1492 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CGH to DCA flight.

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

CGH to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CGH to DCA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from São Paulo. 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 $182 (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 CGH 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 CGH 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 9 hour 31 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 CGH to DCA while comparing.

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

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 12.60% less expensive than DCA
  • 2-layover flights available

See CGH to PHL flights

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

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 0.74% less expensive than DCA
  • 2-layover flights available

See CGH to BWI flights


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $861
  • Average savings: $631 (42.29%)

See CGH to JFK flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1007
  • Average savings: $485 (32.51%)

See CGH to MIA flights

Hack #3: Orlando, FL (CGH > MCO > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1055
  • Average savings: $438 (29.32%)

See CGH to MCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, American, Delta, Gol, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4742 miles or 7631 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CGH to DCA flight is about 9 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Sao Paulo and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 56 available flights from CGH to DCA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCGH
Origination airport nameCongonhas Airport
CitySao Paulo

Return Airport

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


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