The cheapest times to fly from DCA to HOM are

  • January 1st to March 11th (except the week of February 26th)
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)

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 HOM is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1689 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $886 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Homer

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Homer, AK (HOM) will usually cost between $886 to $1307 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 $908. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $1380. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $472 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1065 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to HOM flight.

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

DCA to HOM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to HOM flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $132 (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 $1001. Return trip prices are from the HOM 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 HOM 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 10 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 HOM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) in Anchorage, AK

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from HOM
  • Usually 40.85% less expensive than HOM
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to ANC flights

Destination alternative #2: Kodiak Airport (ADQ) in Kodiak, AK

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from HOM
  • Usually 8.92% less expensive than HOM
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to ADQ flights


Flight Hacking DCA to HOM

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 HOM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Anchorage, AK (DCA > ANC > HOM)

  • Price for both tickets: $898
  • Average savings: $167 (15.68%)

See DCA to ANC flights

Hack #2: Seattle, WA (DCA > SEA > HOM)

  • Price for both tickets: $916
  • Average savings: $150 (14.04%)

See DCA to SEA flights

Hack #3: Fairbanks, AK (DCA > FAI > HOM)

  • Price for both tickets: $971
  • Average savings: $94 (8.83%)

See DCA to FAI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Ravn Alaska, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3433 miles or 5525 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to HOM flight is about 7 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Homer, AK?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from DCA to HOM.


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 HOM
Destination airport name Homer Airport
City Homer, AK
Country the United States
Latitude 59.6
Longitude -151.5


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