The cheapest times to fly from CLO to DCA are

  • January 15th to March 11th
  • April 9th to May 6th
  • August 13th 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 CLO to DCA is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1400 for Sunday flights during early January, or as low as $433 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Cali (CLO) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $555 to $1062 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $524. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1232. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $708 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $772 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CLO to DCA flight.

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

CLO to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CLO to DCA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Cali. 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. 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 $94 (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 $719. Return trip prices are from the DCA to CLO 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 CLO 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 5 hour 22 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 CLO 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 11.34% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See CLO to BWI flights

Destination alternative #2: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 1.49% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See CLO to IAD flights


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

Hack #1: Bogota (CLO > BOG > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $628
  • Average savings: $144 (18.66%)

See CLO to MCO flights

Hack #2: Orlando, FL (CLO > MCO > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $693
  • Average savings: $79 (10.17%)

See CLO to BOG flights

Hack #3: Miami, FL (CLO > MIA > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $696
  • Average savings: $76 (9.85%)

See CLO to MIA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, JetBlue, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2439 miles or 3925 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CLO to DCA flight is about 5 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Cali and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 63 available flights from CLO to DCA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCLO
Origination airport nameAlfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport

Return Airport

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


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