The cheapest times to fly from DAY to DCA are
- May 28th to June 17th
- early to mid July
- August 6th to September 30th (except the week of August 27th)
- October 15th 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 DAY to DCA is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $574 for Friday flights during mid March, or as low as $157 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.
When to Fly to Washington
Flying from Dayton, OH (DAY) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $157 to $319 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $165. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $300. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $135 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $177 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DAY to DCA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DAY to DCA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DAY to DCA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Dayton. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.28, which is 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $50 (22%) 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 $173. Return trip prices are from the DCA to DAY flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from DAY 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 41 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DAY 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 James M Cox/Dayton International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 390 miles or 628 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DAY to DCA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DAY to DCA flight is about 1 hour 41 minutes.
How many flights go between Dayton, OH and Washington, DC?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 60 available flights from DAY to DCA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||James M Cox/Dayton International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from DAY to DCA tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 37% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 35% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DCA heading for DAY about 28 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Washington, DC is about 26 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- PSA: 28 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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