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The cheapest times to fly from DCA to DSA are

  • July 16th to August 26th

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 DSA is mid August. Prices can be as high as $11400 for Saturday flights during early to mid October, or as low as $2443 for Tuesday flights around mid August.

 

When to Fly to Doncaster

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Finningley (DSA) will usually cost between $2468 to $3254 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 $2607. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid October, with an average price of $4818. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2211 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2772 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to DSA flight.

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

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DCA to DSA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to DSA 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 $0.48, which is a bit above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DSA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into DCA. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Doncaster, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $527 (15%) 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 $2540. Return trip prices are from the DSA to DCA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DCA to DSA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 27 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 DSA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from DSA
  • Usually 77.15% less expensive than DSA
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to LHR flights

Destination alternative #2: Humberside Airport (HUY) in Humberside

  • 28 miles (45 km) away from DSA
  • Usually 73.45% less expensive than DSA
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to HUY flights

Destination alternative #3: Norwich Airport (NWI) in Norwich

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from DSA
  • Usually 74.03% less expensive than DSA
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to NWI flights

Destination alternative #4: London City Airport (LCY) in London

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from DSA
  • Usually 75.94% less expensive than DSA
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to LCY flights

Destination alternative #5: Manchester Airport (MAN) in Manchester

  • 53 miles (85 km) away from DSA
  • Usually 68.47% less expensive than DSA
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to MAN flights

Destination alternative #6: Birmingham Airport (BHX) in Birmingham

  • 77 miles (124 km) away from DSA
  • Usually 67.33% less expensive than DSA
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to BHX flights

 

Flight Hacking DCA to DSA

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 DSA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Amsterdam (DCA > AMS > DSA)

  • Price for both tickets: $852
  • Average savings: $1920 (69.26%)

See DCA to AMS flights

Hack #2: Paris (DCA > CDG > DSA)

  • Price for both tickets: $882
  • Average savings: $1890 (68.18%)

See DCA to CDG flights

Hack #3: Dublin (DCA > DUB > DSA)

  • Price for both tickets: $914
  • Average savings: $1858 (67.03%)

See DCA to DUB flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Alitalia, American, Delta, Finnair, JetBlue, SAS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Doncaster Sheffield Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3591 miles or 5779 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to DSA flight is about 7 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Finningley?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from DCA to DSA.

 

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 DSA
Destination airport name Doncaster Sheffield Airport
City Finningley
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 53.5
Longitude -1

 

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