The cheapest times to fly from DCA to CJC are

  • January 15th to February 11th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of September 17th)

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 CJC is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $2015 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1062 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Calama

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Calama (CJC) will usually cost between $1071 to $1561 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 $1093. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1653. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $561 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1220 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to CJC flight.

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

DCA to CJC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to CJC flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CJC, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into DCA. Fridays 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 $225 (17%) 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 $1184. Return trip prices are from the CJC 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 CJC can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 40 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DCA to CJC

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 CJC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Lima (DCA > LIM > CJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $718
  • Average savings: $502 (41.15%)

See DCA to LIM flights

Hack #2: Santiago (DCA > SCL > CJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1089
  • Average savings: $131 (10.74%)

See DCA to SCL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Delta, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4271 miles or 6873 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to CJC flight is about 8 hour 40 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Calama?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from DCA to CJC.


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 CJC
Destination airport name El Loa Airport
City Calama
Country Chile
Latitude -22.5
Longitude -68.9


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