The cheapest times to fly from DCA to FWA are

  • August 13th to September 30th
  • October 15th to March 11th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and December 17th)

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 FWA is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $722 for Friday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $235 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Fort Wayne

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Fort Wayne, IN (FWA) will usually cost between $245 to $423 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 $270. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $409. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $140 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $295 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to FWA flight.

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

DCA to FWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to FWA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.4, which is a bit above 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 $108 (29%) 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 $260. Return trip prices are from the FWA 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 FWA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 48 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 FWA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: James M Cox/Dayton International Airport (DAY) in Dayton, OH

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 40.00% less expensive than FWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DCA to DAY flights

Destination alternative #2: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Cincinnati, OH

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 40.93% less expensive than FWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DCA to CVG flights

Destination alternative #3: Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport (DTW) in Detroit, MI

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 25.76% less expensive than FWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DCA to DTW flights

Destination alternative #4: John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Columbus, OH

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 35.93% less expensive than FWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DCA to CMH flights

Destination alternative #5: Toledo Express Airport (TOL) in Toledo, OH

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 20.00% less expensive than FWA
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to TOL flights

Destination alternative #6: Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, MI

  • 133 miles (214 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 21.19% less expensive than FWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DCA to GRR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 456 miles or 734 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to FWA flight is about 1 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Fort Wayne, IN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from DCA to FWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeFWA
Destination airport nameFort Wayne International Airport
CityFort Wayne, IN
Countrythe United States


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