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The cheapest times to fly from CHC to DCA are

  • January 22nd to March 25th
  • April 23rd to June 10th (except the weeks of May 14th and May 28th)
  • October 8th to November 25th

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 CHC to DCA is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $3089 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $865 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.

 

When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Christchurch (CHC) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $992 to $2104 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $942. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2541. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1599 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1456 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CHC to DCA flight.

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

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CHC to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CHC to DCA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Christchurch. 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Washington, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Christchurch. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $259 (15%) 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 $1297. Return trip prices are from the DCA to CHC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CHC 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 17 hour 1 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 CHC to DCA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Richmond International Airport (RIC) in Richmond, VA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 2.06% less expensive than DCA
  • 2-layover flights available

See CHC to RIC flights

Destination alternative #2: Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in Norfolk, VA

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 1.99% less expensive than DCA
  • 2-layover flights available

See CHC to ORF flights

 

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

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (CHC > LAX > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1301
  • Average savings: $155 (10.65%)

See CHC to SFO flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (CHC > SFO > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1448
  • Average savings: $9 (0.58%)

See CHC to LAX flights

Hack #3: Sydney (CHC > SYD > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1453
  • Average savings: $4 (0.24%)

See CHC to SYD flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Fiji Airways, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8909 miles or 14338 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CHC to DCA flight is about 17 hour 1 minutes.

How many flights go between Christchurch and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 38 available flights from CHC to DCA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code CHC
Origination airport name Christchurch International Airport
City Christchurch
Country New Zealand
Latitude -43.5
Longitude 172.5

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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