The cheapest times to fly from DCA to CEN are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • April 16th to June 10th (except the week of May 21st)
  • August 13th to October 14th

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 CEN is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1655 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $535 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Ciudad Obregón

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Ciudad Obregon (CEN) will usually cost between $563 to $1025 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 $550. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1356. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $806 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $673 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to CEN flight.

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

DCA to CEN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to CEN 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 $0.2, 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 $252 (27%) 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 $619. Return trip prices are from the CEN 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 CEN 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 39 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 CEN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Valle del Fuerte International Airport (LMM) in Los Mochis

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from CEN
  • Usually 1.41% less expensive than CEN
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to LMM flights


Flight Hacking DCA to CEN

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 CEN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Guadalajara (DCA > GDL > CEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $559
  • Average savings: $114 (16.88%)

See DCA to GDL flights

Hack #2: Mexico City (DCA > MEX > CEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $616
  • Average savings: $57 (8.4%)

See DCA to MEX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2042 miles or 3286 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to CEN flight is about 4 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Ciudad Obregon?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from DCA to CEN.


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 CEN
Destination airport name Ciudad Obregon International Airport
City Ciudad Obregon
Country Mexico
Latitude 27.4
Longitude -109.8


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