The cheapest times to fly from DCA to KGL are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • August 27th 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 KGL is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $2812 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $899 for Monday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Kigali

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Kigali (KGL) will usually cost between $921 to $1922 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 $925. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1960. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1035 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1028 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to KGL flight.

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

DCA to KGL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to KGL 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 $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday 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 $174 (14%) 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 $1132. Return trip prices are from the KGL 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 KGL can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 59 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DCA to KGL

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 KGL — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $945
  • Average savings: $84 (8.12%)

See DCA to JFK flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $964
  • Average savings: $64 (6.23%)

See DCA to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Cape Air, Delta, Ethiopian, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, RwandAir, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7223 miles or 11624 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to KGL flight is about 13 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Kigali?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 27 available flights from DCA to KGL.


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 KGL
Destination airport name Kigali International Airport
City Kigali
Country Rwanda
Latitude -2
Longitude 30.1


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