The cheapest times to fly from DCA to BBA are

  • January 15th to February 11th
  • April 9th 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 BBA is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $2118 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1069 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Balmaceda

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Balmaceda (BBA) will usually cost between $1109 to $1581 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $1092. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1709. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $617 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1227 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to BBA flight.

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

DCA to BBA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to BBA 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 $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $196 (14%) 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 $1183. Return trip prices are from the BBA 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 BBA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 32 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DCA to BBA

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 BBA — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1094
  • Average savings: $133 (10.86%)

See DCA to SCL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DCA to BBA? 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 Balmaceda Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5865 miles or 9439 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to BBA flight is about 11 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Balmaceda?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from DCA to BBA.


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 BBA
Destination airport name Balmaceda Airport
City Balmaceda
Country Chile
Latitude -45.9
Longitude -71.7


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