The cheapest times to fly from DCA to INV are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • September 3rd 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 INV is late October. Prices can be as high as $1383 for Friday flights during late June, or as low as $790 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Inverness

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Inverness (INV) will usually cost between $791 to $1092 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $818. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1111. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $293 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $859 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to INV flight.

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

DCA to INV Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to INV 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Inverness, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $119 (13%) 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 $841. Return trip prices are from the INV 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 INV 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 7 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DCA to INV

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 INV — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (DCA > JFK > INV)

  • Price for both tickets: $660
  • Average savings: $199 (23.12%)

See DCA to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (DCA > LGA > INV)

  • Price for both tickets: $676
  • Average savings: $183 (21.32%)

See DCA to LGA flights

Hack #3: London (DCA > LHR > INV)

  • Price for both tickets: $725
  • Average savings: $134 (15.61%)

See DCA to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Loganair, Lufthansa, SWISS, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3408 miles or 5485 kilometers.

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

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

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Inverness?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from DCA to INV.


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 INV
Destination airport name Inverness Airport
City Inverness
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 57.5
Longitude -4


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