The cheapest times to fly from DCA to ASM are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • March 26th to May 13th
  • September 3rd to December 16th (except the week of October 1st)

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 ASM is mid November. Prices can be as high as $5822 for Tuesday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $923 for Wednesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Asmara

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Asmara (ASM) will usually cost between $989 to $2606 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $1107. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $2890. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1782 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1377 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to ASM flight.

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

DCA to ASM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to ASM 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 $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ASM, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into DCA. Tuesdays 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 $3134 (44%) 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 $1227. Return trip prices are from the ASM 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 ASM 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 20 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DCA to ASM

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 ASM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Dubai (DCA > DXB > ASM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1187
  • Average savings: $190 (13.8%)

See DCA to DXB flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1250
  • Average savings: $127 (9.19%)

See DCA to JFK flights

Hack #3: Addis Ababa (DCA > ADD > ASM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1274
  • Average savings: $103 (7.48%)

See DCA to ADD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Lufthansa, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6866 miles or 11050 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to ASM flight is about 13 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Asmara?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 24 available flights from DCA to ASM.


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 ASM
Destination airport name Asmara International Airport
City Asmara
Country Eritrea
Latitude 15.3
Longitude 38.9


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