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The cheapest times to fly from CLT to DCA are

  • August 13th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to March 4th (except the week of December 10th)

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 CLT to DCA is early December. Prices can be as high as $392 for Sunday flights during early to mid April, or as low as $196 for Tuesday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Charlotte, NC (CLT) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $198 to $261 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $214. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid April, with an average price of $268. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $54 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $237 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CLT to DCA flight.

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

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CLT to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CLT to DCA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Charlotte. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.44, which is a bit above 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 $29 (12%) 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 $221. Return trip prices are from the DCA to CLT 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 CLT to DCA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 35 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from CLT 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 25.16% less expensive than DCA
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to BWI flights

Destination alternative #2: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 2.54% less expensive than DCA
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to PHL flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 331 miles or 533 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CLT to DCA flight is about 1 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from CLT to DCA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code CLT
Origination airport name Charlotte Douglas International Airport
City Charlotte, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.2
Longitude -80.9

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

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from CLT to DCA tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 32% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 15% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DCA heading for CLT about 15 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Washington, DC is about 5 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 14 minutes late
  • Republic: 20 minutes late
  • PSA: 2 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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