The cheapest times to fly from DCA to DDC are

  • August 6th to October 28th (except the weeks of September 24th and October 8th)

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 DDC is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $1032 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $693 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Dodge City

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Dodge City, KS (DDC) will usually cost between $735 to $858 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $729. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $869. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $140 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $748 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to DDC flight.

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

DCA to DDC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to DDC 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 $0.37, which is a bit above 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 $63 (8%) 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 $740. Return trip prices are from the DDC 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 DDC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 13 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 DDC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Salina Regional Airport (SLN) in Salina, KS

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from DDC
  • Usually 51.04% less expensive than DDC
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to SLN flights

Destination alternative #2: Hays Regional Airport (HYS) in Hays, KS

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from DDC
  • Usually 49.30% less expensive than DDC
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to HYS flights

Destination alternative #3: Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National Airport (ICT) in Wichita, KS

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from DDC
  • Usually 49.16% less expensive than DDC
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to ICT flights

Destination alternative #4: Garden City Regional Airport (GCK) in Garden City, KS

  • 43 miles (69 km) away from DDC
  • Usually 44.01% less expensive than DDC
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to GCK flights


Flight Hacking DCA to DDC

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 DDC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Denver, CO (DCA > DEN > DDC)

  • Price for both tickets: $430
  • Average savings: $318 (42.47%)

See DCA to DEN flights

Hack #2: Minneapolis, MN (DCA > MSP > DDC)

  • Price for both tickets: $566
  • Average savings: $182 (24.28%)

See DCA to MSP flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (DCA > LGA > DDC)

  • Price for both tickets: $568
  • Average savings: $180 (24.08%)

See DCA to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Dodge City Regional Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1242 miles or 1999 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to DDC flight is about 3 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Dodge City, KS?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from DCA to DDC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDCA
Origination airport nameRonald Reagan Washington National Airport
CityWashington, DC
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeDDC
Destination airport nameDodge City Regional Airport
CityDodge City, KS
Countrythe United States


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