The cheapest times to fly from DCA to APW are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 9th to June 3rd
  • July 30th to October 7th (except the weeks of August 6th, September 10th, and September 24th)
  • October 22nd to November 18th (except the week of October 29th)

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 APW is late April. Prices can be as high as $4635 for Thursday flights during late December, or as low as $1427 for Wednesday flights around late April.


When to Fly to Apia

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Apia (APW) will usually cost between $1468 to $2958 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late April with an average ticket price of $1663. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2836. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1173 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2040 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to APW flight.

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

DCA to APW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to APW flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Apia, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1471 (34%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1845. Return trip prices are from the APW 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 APW can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 43 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 DCA to APW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Pago Pago International Airport (PPG) in Pago Pago, AS

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from APW
  • Usually 7.70% less expensive than APW
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to PPG flights


Flight Hacking DCA to APW

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 APW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (DCA > LAX > APW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1766
  • Average savings: $275 (13.46%)

See DCA to LAX flights

Hack #2: Auckland (DCA > AKL > APW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1796
  • Average savings: $245 (11.99%)

See DCA to AKL flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (DCA > JFK > APW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1842
  • Average savings: $199 (9.73%)

See DCA to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Fiji Airways, Frontier, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7077 miles or 11389 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to APW flight is about 13 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Apia?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from DCA to APW.


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 APW
Destination airport name Faleolo International Airport
City Apia
Country Samoa
Latitude -13.8
Longitude -172


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