The cheapest times to fly from DCA to ATL are
- August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and December 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 ATL is early December. Prices can be as high as $805 for Sunday flights during mid May, or as low as $198 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Atlanta
Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Atlanta, GA (ATL) will usually cost between $208 to $321 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $213. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $384. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $171 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $269 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to ATL flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DCA to ATL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DCA to ATL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.31, which is in the normal range for a flight.
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 $38 (13%) 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 $251. Return trip prices are from the ATL to DCA 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 DCA to ATL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 58 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DCA to ATL? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 547 miles or 880 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DCA to ATL?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to ATL flight is about 1 hour 58 minutes.
How many flights go between Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from DCA to ATL.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from DCA to ATL tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 23% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 18% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ATL heading for DCA about 16 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Atlanta, GA is about 8 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 14 minutes late
- Delta: 19 minutes late
- American: 9 minutes late
- Republic: 9 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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