The cheapest times to fly from DCA to AUA are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • August 6th to December 16th (except the week of November 19th)

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 AUA is early September. Prices can be as high as $948 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $373 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Aruba

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Aruba (AUA) will usually cost between $392 to $708 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $403. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $773. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $371 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $519 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to AUA flight.

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

DCA to AUA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to AUA flight is 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 $0.17, which is 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 $109 (17%) 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 $480. Return trip prices are from the AUA 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 AUA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 21 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 AUA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Hato Airport (CUR) in Willemstad

  • 74 miles (119 km) away from AUA
  • Usually 2.60% less expensive than AUA
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to CUR flights


Flight Hacking DCA to AUA

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 AUA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (DCA > MIA > AUA)

  • Price for both tickets: $502
  • Average savings: $17 (3.18%)

See DCA to MIA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Delta, JetBlue, LATAM, Southwest, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1870 miles or 3009 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to AUA flight is about 4 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Aruba?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from DCA to AUA.


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 AUA
Destination airport name Reina Beatrix International Airport
City Aruba
Country Aruba
Latitude 12.5
Longitude -70


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