The cheapest times to fly from DCA to CDG are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 13th
  • August 13th to October 7th (except the weeks of August 27th and September 3rd)
  • November 5th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 CDG is late January. Prices can be as high as $1047 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $652 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Paris

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Paris (CDG) will usually cost between $672 to $880 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 $672. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $889. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $217 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $715 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to CDG flight.

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

DCA to CDG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to CDG 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 $0.12, 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. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Paris, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $69 (9%) 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 $708. Return trip prices are from the CDG 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 CDG can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 53 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DCA to CDG

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 CDG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (DCA > JFK > CDG)

  • Price for both tickets: $521
  • Average savings: $195 (27.2%)

See DCA to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (DCA > LGA > CDG)

  • Price for both tickets: $536
  • Average savings: $179 (25.03%)

See DCA to LGA flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (DCA > BOS > CDG)

  • Price for both tickets: $549
  • Average savings: $166 (23.22%)

See DCA to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 22 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, SWISS, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3837 miles or 6175 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to CDG flight is about 7 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Paris?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from DCA to CDG.


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 CDG
Destination airport name Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
City Paris
Country France
Latitude 49
Longitude 2.6


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