The cheapest times to fly from COO to DCA are

  • January 29th to February 18th
  • March 5th to May 27th (except the week of March 19th)
  • September 10th to October 14th
  • November 5th to January 14th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and 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 COO to DCA is mid May. Prices can be as high as $10600 for Monday flights during late October, or as low as $1381 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Cotonou (COO) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $1405 to $5605 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $1418. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late October, with an average price of $3480. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2063 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1669 can be considered a good price for a round-trip COO to DCA flight.

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

COO to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the COO to DCA flight is more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Cotonou. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Washington, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Cotonou. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $3269 (50%) 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 $1699. Return trip prices are from the DCA to COO 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 COO 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 10 hour 39 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 COO to DCA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 8.06% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See COO to IAD flights


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

Hack #1: Paris (COO > CDG > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1232
  • Average savings: $438 (26.21%)

See COO to JFK flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1317
  • Average savings: $352 (21.09%)

See COO to CDG flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (COO > BOS > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1540
  • Average savings: $130 (7.76%)

See COO to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from COO 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 France, American, Delta, Ethiopian, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Card Bernardin Gadin de Cadjehoun International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5374 miles or 8649 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop COO to DCA flight is about 10 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Cotonou and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 1 available flights from COO to DCA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCOO
Origination airport nameCard Bernardin Gadin de Cadjehoun International Airport

Return Airport

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


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