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The cheapest times to fly from DCA to EXT are

  • January 1st to March 18th
  • September 3rd to October 21st (except the weeks of September 10th 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 EXT is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $5223 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $672 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.

 

When to Fly to Exeter

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Exeter (EXT) will usually cost between $708 to $2421 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $738. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $2704. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1966 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1202 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to EXT flight.

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

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DCA to EXT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to EXT flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.21, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to EXT, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into DCA. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Exeter, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $436 (28%) 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 $1056. Return trip prices are from the EXT 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 EXT 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 22 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 EXT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: London Gatwick Airport (LGW) in London

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from EXT
  • Usually 48.54% less expensive than EXT
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to LGW flights

Destination alternative #2: London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London

  • 138 miles (222 km) away from EXT
  • Usually 47.30% less expensive than EXT
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to LHR flights

Destination alternative #3: Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Cardiff

  • 46 miles (74 km) away from EXT
  • Usually 41.76% less expensive than EXT
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to CWL flights

Destination alternative #4: Bristol Airport (BRS) in Bristol

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from EXT
  • Usually 40.72% less expensive than EXT
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to BRS flights

Destination alternative #5: Birmingham Airport (BHX) in Birmingham

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from EXT
  • Usually 24.67% less expensive than EXT
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to BHX flights

Destination alternative #6: Newquay Airport (NQY) in Newquay

  • 72 miles (116 km) away from EXT
  • Usually 21.55% less expensive than EXT
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to NQY flights

 

Flight Hacking DCA to EXT

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 EXT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (DCA > LCY > EXT)

  • Price for both tickets: $782
  • Average savings: $420 (34.94%)

See DCA to LCY flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (DCA > JFK > EXT)

  • Price for both tickets: $827
  • Average savings: $375 (31.2%)

See DCA to JFK flights

Hack #3: Paris (DCA > CDG > EXT)

  • Price for both tickets: $836
  • Average savings: $367 (30.49%)

See DCA to CDG flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DCA to EXT? 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, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3547 miles or 5708 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to EXT flight is about 7 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Exeter?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from DCA to EXT.

 

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 EXT
Destination airport name Exeter Airport
City Exeter
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 50.7
Longitude -3.4

 

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