The cheapest times to fly from DCA to DYG are

  • January 8th to April 1st (except the week of February 5th)
  • May 14th to May 27th
  • September 3rd to December 16th (except the weeks of October 15th, October 29th, November 19th, and November 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 DYG is early September. Prices can be as high as $3391 for Saturday flights during mid August, or as low as $1169 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Zhangjiajie

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Dayong (DYG) will usually cost between $1187 to $2288 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $1189. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $2300. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1111 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1439 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to DYG flight.

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

DCA to DYG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to DYG 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 $0.12, 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. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Zhangjiajie, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $199 (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 $1429. Return trip prices are from the DYG 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 DYG can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 52 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DCA to DYG

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 DYG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Shanghai (DCA > PVG > DYG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1088
  • Average savings: $351 (24.4%)

See DCA to PVG flights

Hack #2: Bangkok (DCA > BKK > DYG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1196
  • Average savings: $243 (16.89%)

See DCA to BKK flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (DCA > JFK > DYG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1212
  • Average savings: $227 (15.78%)

See DCA to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7715 miles or 12416 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to DYG flight is about 14 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Dayong?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from DCA to DYG.


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 DYG
Destination airport name Hehua Airport
City Dayong
Country China
Latitude 29.1
Longitude 110.4


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