The cheapest times to fly from DCA to LPB are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 LPB is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $1830 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $582 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to La Paz

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to La Paz (LPB) will usually cost between $658 to $1118 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $669. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1330. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $661 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $826 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to LPB flight.

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

DCA to LPB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to LPB 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 $0.13, 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. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to La Paz, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $192 (17%) 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 $760. Return trip prices are from the LPB 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 LPB 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 57 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 LPB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Juliaca Airport (JUL) in Juliaca

  • 149 miles (240 km) away from LPB
  • Usually 10.05% less expensive than LPB
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to JUL flights


Flight Hacking DCA to LPB

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 LPB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Lima (DCA > LIM > LPB)

  • Price for both tickets: $764
  • Average savings: $63 (7.57%)

See DCA to LIM flights

Hack #2: Miami, FL (DCA > MIA > LPB)

  • Price for both tickets: $776
  • Average savings: $50 (6.05%)

See DCA to MIA flights

Hack #3: Fort Lauderdale, FL (DCA > FLL > LPB)

  • Price for both tickets: $817
  • Average savings: $9 (1.09%)

See DCA to FLL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Avianca, BoA, Delta, JetBlue, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3867 miles or 6223 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to LPB flight is about 7 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and La Paz?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from DCA to LPB.


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 LPB
Destination airport name El Alto International Airport
City La Paz
Country Bolivia
Latitude -16.5
Longitude -68.2


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