The cheapest times to fly from DCA to BDS are

  • January 1st to May 13th (except the weeks of April 2nd and April 9th)
  • October 1st to December 9th (except the week of October 15th)

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 BDS is late January. Prices can be as high as $1772 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $820 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Brindisi

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Brindisi (BDS) will usually cost between $825 to $1612 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $842. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1546. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $704 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1032 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to BDS flight.

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

DCA to BDS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to BDS flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as 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 $236 (18%) 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 $956. Return trip prices are from the BDS 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 BDS can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 34 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 BDS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tirana International Airport (TIA) in Tirana

  • 106 miles (171 km) away from BDS
  • Usually 10.66% less expensive than BDS
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to TIA flights


Flight Hacking DCA to BDS

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 BDS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (DCA > LHR > BDS)

  • Price for both tickets: $802
  • Average savings: $231 (22.34%)

See DCA to LHR flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $871
  • Average savings: $161 (15.6%)

See DCA to JFK flights

Hack #3: Rome (DCA > FCO > BDS)

  • Price for both tickets: $917
  • Average savings: $116 (11.19%)

See DCA to FCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, American, British Airways, Delta, Iberia, KLM, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4771 miles or 7678 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to BDS flight is about 9 hour 34 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Brindisi?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from DCA to BDS.


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 BDS
Destination airport name Brindisi Airport
City Brindisi
Country Italy
Latitude 40.7
Longitude 17.9


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