The cheapest times to fly from DCA to GLA are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • September 10th to December 16th

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 GLA is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1643 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $638 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Glasgow

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Glasgow (GLA) will usually cost between $714 to $1154 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 $710. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1190. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $480 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $885 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to GLA flight.

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

DCA to GLA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to GLA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $119 (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 $848. Return trip prices are from the GLA 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 GLA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 8 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 GLA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Inverness Airport (INV) in Inverness

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from GLA
  • Usually 2.94% less expensive than GLA
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to INV flights


Flight Hacking DCA to GLA

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 GLA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (DCA > LGW > GLA)

  • Price for both tickets: $702
  • Average savings: $183 (20.63%)

See DCA to LGW flights

Hack #2: London (DCA > LHR > GLA)

  • Price for both tickets: $731
  • Average savings: $154 (17.41%)

See DCA to LHR flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (DCA > BOS > GLA)

  • Price for both tickets: $739
  • Average savings: $146 (16.45%)

See DCA to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3417 miles or 5499 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to GLA flight is about 7 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Glasgow?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 66 available flights from DCA to GLA.


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 GLA
Destination airport name Glasgow Airport
City Glasgow
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 55.9
Longitude -4.4


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