The cheapest times to fly from DCA to ARI are

  • January 15th to February 11th
  • April 2nd to May 6th
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the weeks of September 3rd and September 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 DCA to ARI is early October. Prices can be as high as $2130 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1091 for Tuesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Arica

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Arica (ARI) will usually cost between $1119 to $1653 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $1108. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1744. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $636 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1240 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to ARI flight.

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

DCA to ARI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to ARI flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Washington. 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. 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 $151 (11%) 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 $1200. Return trip prices are from the ARI 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 ARI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 8 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DCA to ARI

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 ARI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Santiago (DCA > SCL > ARI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1102
  • Average savings: $138 (11.13%)

See DCA to SCL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3975 miles or 6397 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to ARI flight is about 8 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Arica?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from DCA to ARI.


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 ARI
Destination airport name Chacalluta Airport
City Arica
Country Chile
Latitude -18.3
Longitude -70.3


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