The cheapest times to fly from DCA to DRW are

  • January 29th to May 6th (except the week of March 26th)
  • July 30th to October 7th
  • November 5th to December 2nd (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 DRW is mid August. Prices can be as high as $3593 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1460 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Darwin

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Darwin (DRW) will usually cost between $1500 to $2736 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $1506. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3165. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1659 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1780 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to DRW flight.

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

DCA to DRW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to DRW flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, 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. 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 $242 (12%) 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 $1787. Return trip prices are from the DRW 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 DRW can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 52 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DCA to DRW

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 DRW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Singapore (DCA > SIN > DRW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1222
  • Average savings: $558 (31.35%)

See DCA to SIN flights

Hack #2: Denpasar (DCA > DPS > DRW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1338
  • Average savings: $443 (24.86%)

See DCA to DPS flights

Hack #3: Sydney (DCA > SYD > DRW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1571
  • Average savings: $210 (11.77%)

See DCA to SYD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 26 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9934 miles or 15987 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to DRW flight is about 18 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Darwin?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeDRW
Destination airport nameDarwin International Airport


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