The cheapest times to fly from DCA to BOS are
- January 1st to March 4th
- August 13th to November 18th
- December 3rd to December 16th
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 BOS is early December. Prices can be as high as $340 for Sunday flights during early to mid April, or as low as $128 for Wednesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Boston
Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Boston, MA (BOS) will usually cost between $129 to $202 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $141. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid April, with an average price of $211. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $69 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $162 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to BOS flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DCA to BOS route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DCA to BOS flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.25, 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 $40 (21%) 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 $148. Return trip prices are from the BOS to DCA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from DCA to BOS can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 42 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DCA to BOS? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Europa, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Logan International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 398 miles or 641 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DCA to BOS?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to BOS flight is about 1 hour 42 minutes.
How many flights go between Washington, DC and Boston, MA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 101 available flights from DCA to BOS.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Logan International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from DCA to BOS tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 26% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 39% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave BOS heading for DCA about 21 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Boston, MA is about 17 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- American: 12 minutes late
- JetBlue: 29 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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