The cheapest times to fly from DCA to BES are

  • September 24th to April 1st (except the week of 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 BES is early to mid March. Prices can be as high as $1889 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $1019 for Tuesday flights around early to mid March.


When to Fly to Brest

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Brest (BES) will usually cost between $1021 to $1617 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid March with an average ticket price of $1064. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1541. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $477 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1237 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to BES flight.

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

DCA to BES Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to BES 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 $0.22, 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 $140 (10%) 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 $1176. Return trip prices are from the BES 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 BES can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 22 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 BES while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Newquay Airport (NQY) in Newquay

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from BES
  • Usually 23.74% less expensive than BES
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to NQY flights


Flight Hacking DCA to BES

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 BES — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Nice (DCA > NCE > BES)

  • Price for both tickets: $823
  • Average savings: $414 (33.44%)

See DCA to NCE flights

Hack #2: Paris (DCA > CDG > BES)

  • Price for both tickets: $832
  • Average savings: $405 (32.71%)

See DCA to CDG flights

Hack #3: Paris (DCA > ORY > BES)

  • Price for both tickets: $888
  • Average savings: $349 (28.18%)

See DCA to ORY flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Delta, KLM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3551 miles or 5715 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to BES flight is about 7 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Brest?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from DCA to BES.


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 BES
Destination airport name Brest Bretagne Airport
City Brest
Country France
Latitude 48.4
Longitude -4.4


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