The cheapest times to fly from DCA to HNA are

  • January 1st to March 11th
  • March 26th to April 15th
  • 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 HNA is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $4958 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $1484 for Monday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Hanamaki

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Hanamaki (HNA) will usually cost between $1737 to $2681 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $1751. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $3254. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1503 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2155 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to HNA flight.

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

DCA to HNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to HNA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than 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

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $377 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2083. Return trip prices are from the HNA 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 HNA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 42 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from DCA to HNA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Akita Airport (AXT) in Akita

  • 51 miles (82 km) away from HNA
  • Usually 23.69% less expensive than HNA
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to AXT flights


Flight Hacking DCA to HNA

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 HNA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Taipei (DCA > TPE > HNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1386
  • Average savings: $769 (35.69%)

See DCA to TPE flights

Hack #2: Osaka (DCA > ITM > HNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1609
  • Average savings: $546 (25.34%)

See DCA to ITM flights

Hack #3: Sapporo (DCA > CTS > HNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1702
  • Average savings: $453 (21%)

See DCA to CTS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Hawaiian, JAL, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6512 miles or 10480 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to HNA flight is about 12 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Hanamaki?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from DCA to HNA.


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 HNA
Destination airport name Hanamaki Airport
City Hanamaki
Country Japan
Latitude 39.4
Longitude 141.1


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