The cheapest times to fly from DCA to ANC are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 6th 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 DCA to ANC is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1278 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $537 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Anchorage

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Anchorage, AK (ANC) will usually cost between $545 to $936 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 $554. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $910. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $356 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $630 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to ANC flight.

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

DCA to ANC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to ANC flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far 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 $140 (19%) 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 $618. Return trip prices are from the ANC to DCA 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 DCA to ANC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 2 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DCA to ANC

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 DCA to ANC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Seattle, WA (DCA > SEA > ANC)

  • Price for both tickets: $601
  • Average savings: $29 (4.6%)

See DCA to SEA flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (DCA > BOS > ANC)

  • Price for both tickets: $630
  • Average savings: $1 (0.08%)

See DCA to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3366 miles or 5417 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to ANC flight is about 7 hour 2 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Anchorage, AK?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from DCA to ANC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DCA
Origination airport name Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
City Washington, DC
Country the United States
Latitude 38.9
Longitude -77

Return Airport

Destination code ANC
Destination airport name Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
City Anchorage, AK
Country the United States
Latitude 61.2
Longitude -150


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