The cheapest times to fly from DCA to BGA are

  • January 15th to March 11th
  • August 6th to December 2nd

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 BGA is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $2034 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $485 for Wednesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Bucaramanga

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Bucaramanga (BGA) will usually cost between $577 to $1290 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $530. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1260. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $730 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $740 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to BGA flight.

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

DCA to BGA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to BGA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.21, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $184 (20%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $720. Return trip prices are from the BGA 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 BGA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 57 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DCA to BGA

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 BGA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Bogota (DCA > BOG > BGA)

  • Price for both tickets: $627
  • Average savings: $114 (15.34%)

See DCA to BOG flights

Hack #2: Medellin (DCA > MDE > BGA)

  • Price for both tickets: $662
  • Average savings: $79 (10.61%)

See DCA to MDE flights

Hack #3: Cartagena (DCA > CTG > BGA)

  • Price for both tickets: $703
  • Average savings: $37 (5%)

See DCA to CTG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2205 miles or 3549 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to BGA flight is about 4 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Bucaramanga?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 45 available flights from DCA to BGA.


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 BGA
Destination airport name Palonegro Airport
City Bucaramanga
Country Colombia
Latitude 7.1
Longitude -73.2


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