The cheapest times to fly from DCA to LGA are
- January 1st to March 18th (except the weeks of February 5th and February 19th)
- April 30th to July 22nd (except the weeks of May 7th and June 18th)
- October 8th 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 LGA is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $272 for Sunday flights during early April, or as low as $129 for Tuesday flights around early to mid July.
When to Fly to New York
Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to New York, NY (LGA) will usually cost between $129 to $190 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 $129. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $206. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $77 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $143 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to LGA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DCA to LGA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DCA to LGA 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 $0.42, which is a bit above 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 $22 (14%) 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 $140. Return trip prices are from the LGA to DCA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from DCA to LGA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 22 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DCA to LGA? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from LaGuardia Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 214 miles or 344 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DCA to LGA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to LGA flight is about 1 hour 22 minutes.
How many flights go between Washington, DC and New York, NY?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from DCA to LGA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||LaGuardia Airport|
|City||New York, NY|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from DCA to LGA tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 22% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 28% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LGA heading for DCA about 16 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in New York, NY is about 14 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- American: 9 minutes late
- Republic: 19 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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