The cheapest times to fly from DCA to BJM are

  • January 15th to March 4th
  • May 7th to June 3rd
  • June 25th to July 15th
  • September 10th to December 9th (except the week of October 8th)

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 BJM is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $9019 for Tuesday flights during early August, or as low as $1211 for Thursday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Bujumbura

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Bujumbura (BJM) will usually cost between $1313 to $5464 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1361. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $4544. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3183 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1534 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to BJM flight.

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

DCA to BJM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to BJM flight is 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

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to BJM, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into DCA. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Bujumbura, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1850 (42%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1470. Return trip prices are from the BJM 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 BJM can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 1 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 BJM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kigali International Airport (KGL) in Kigali

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from BJM
  • Usually 32.99% less expensive than BJM
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to KGL flights


Flight Hacking DCA to BJM

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 BJM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Nairobi (DCA > NBO > BJM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1244
  • Average savings: $290 (18.9%)

See DCA to NBO flights

Hack #2: Entebbe/Kampala (DCA > EBB > BJM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1245
  • Average savings: $289 (18.84%)

See DCA to EBB flights

Hack #3: Kigali (DCA > KGL > BJM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1281
  • Average savings: $253 (16.49%)

See DCA to KGL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Delta, Ethiopian, Kenya Airways, KLM, RwandAir, SAS, South African, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7239 miles or 11650 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to BJM flight is about 14 hour 1 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Bujumbura?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from DCA to BJM.


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 BJM
Destination airport name Bujumbura International Airport
City Bujumbura
Country Burundi
Latitude -3.3
Longitude 29.3


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