The cheapest times to fly from DCA to CLJ are

  • October 1st to April 1st (except the week of December 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 CLJ is early December. Prices can be as high as $2261 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $1054 for Monday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Cluj-Napoca

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) will usually cost between $1056 to $1755 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 $1141. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1789. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $648 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1331 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to CLJ flight.

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

DCA to CLJ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to CLJ flight is slightly 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 $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CLJ, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into DCA. 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 $158 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1271. Return trip prices are from the CLJ 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 CLJ can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 34 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DCA to CLJ

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 CLJ — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $843
  • Average savings: $488 (36.66%)

See DCA to JFK flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $852
  • Average savings: $479 (35.99%)

See DCA to LGA flights

Hack #3: London (DCA > LGW > CLJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $869
  • Average savings: $462 (34.71%)

See DCA to LGW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Brussels Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, TAROM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Avram Iancu Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4768 miles or 7673 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to CLJ flight is about 9 hour 34 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Cluj-Napoca?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 43 available flights from DCA to CLJ.


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 CLJ
Destination airport name Avram Iancu Airport
City Cluj-Napoca
Country Romania
Latitude 46.8
Longitude 23.7


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