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The cheapest times to fly from DCA to ITH are

  • May 28th to June 17th
  • July 2nd to July 22nd
  • September 3rd to September 23rd (except the week of September 10th)
  • October 15th to November 18th

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 ITH is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $980 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $275 for Wednesday flights around early to mid July.

 

When to Fly to Ithaca

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Ithaca/Cortland, NY (ITH) will usually cost between $318 to $556 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $318. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $521. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $203 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $326 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to ITH flight.

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

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DCA to ITH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to ITH 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 $0.8, which is above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $44 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $342. Return trip prices are from the ITH to DCA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DCA to ITH 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 26 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 ITH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) in Syracuse, NY

  • 46 miles (74 km) away from ITH
  • Usually 37.48% less expensive than ITH
  • Nonstop flights available

See DCA to SYR flights

Destination alternative #2: Albany International Airport (ALB) in Albany, NY

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from ITH
  • Usually 29.34% less expensive than ITH
  • Nonstop flights available

See DCA to ALB flights

Destination alternative #3: Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) in Rochester, NY

  • 75 miles (121 km) away from ITH
  • Usually 26.57% less expensive than ITH
  • Nonstop flights available

See DCA to ROC flights

Destination alternative #4: Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) in Buffalo, NY

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from ITH
  • Usually 28.88% less expensive than ITH
  • Nonstop flights available

See DCA to BUF flights

Destination alternative #5: Watertown International Airport (ART) in Watertown, NY

  • 106 miles (171 km) away from ITH
  • Usually 20.12% less expensive than ITH
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to ART flights

Destination alternative #6: University Park Airport (SCE) in State College, PA

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from ITH
  • Usually 14.90% less expensive than ITH
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to SCE flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DCA to ITH? 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 Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 253 miles or 407 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to ITH flight is about 1 hour 26 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Ithaca/Cortland, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 62 available flights from DCA to ITH.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeDCA
Origination airport nameRonald Reagan Washington National Airport
CityWashington, DC
Countrythe United States
Latitude38.9
Longitude-77

Return Airport

Destination codeITH
Destination airport nameIthaca Tompkins Regional Airport
CityIthaca/Cortland, NY
Countrythe United States
Latitude42.5
Longitude-76.5

 

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