The cheapest times to fly from DCA to FNA are

  • January 8th to April 22nd
  • September 10th to December 9th

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 FNA is mid November. Prices can be as high as $3156 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $989 for Tuesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Freetown

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Freetown (FNA) will usually cost between $1184 to $1881 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $1192. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1892. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $700 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1417 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to FNA flight.

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

DCA to FNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to FNA 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 $0.2, which is 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $463 (21%) 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 $1357. Return trip prices are from the FNA 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 FNA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 59 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 FNA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Conakry Airport (CKY) in Conakry

  • 72 miles (116 km) away from FNA
  • Usually 5.47% less expensive than FNA
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to CKY flights


Flight Hacking DCA to FNA

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 FNA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (DCA > LGA > FNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1291
  • Average savings: $126 (8.89%)

See DCA to LGA flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1378
  • Average savings: $39 (2.75%)

See DCA to JFK flights

Hack #3: Newark, NJ (DCA > EWR > FNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1399
  • Average savings: $18 (1.27%)

See DCA to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4443 miles or 7150 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to FNA flight is about 8 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Freetown?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 42 available flights from DCA to FNA.


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 FNA
Destination airport name Freetown Lungi Airport
City Freetown
Country Sierra Leone
Latitude 8.6
Longitude -13.2


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