The cheapest times to fly from CLL to DCA are

  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 1st)
  • December 3rd to March 4th (except the week of December 17th)

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 CLL to DCA is early September. Prices can be as high as $955 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $337 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from College Station/Bryan, TX (CLL) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $361 to $611 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $362. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $644. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $283 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $462 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CLL to DCA flight.

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

CLL to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CLL to DCA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from College Station. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, which is 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $139 (25%) 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 $410. Return trip prices are from the DCA to CLL 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 CLL 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 3 hour 12 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 CLL to DCA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 22.29% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See CLL to BWI flights

Destination alternative #2: Richmond International Airport (RIC) in Richmond, VA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 13.85% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See CLL to RIC flights

Destination alternative #3: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 5.41% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See CLL to PHL flights


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

Hack #1: Orlando, FL (CLL > MCO > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $461
  • Average savings: $2 (0.32%)

See CLL to MCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1233 miles or 1984 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CLL to DCA flight is about 3 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between College Station/Bryan, TX and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 71 available flights from CLL to DCA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CLL
Origination airport name Easterwood Field Airport
City College Station/Bryan, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 30.6
Longitude -96.4

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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