The cheapest times to fly from DCA to LPQ are

  • March 26th to July 15th
  • October 8th to December 16th (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 LPQ is early December. Prices can be as high as $6498 for Friday flights during mid January, or as low as $1452 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Luang Prabang

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Luang Phabang (LPQ) will usually cost between $1608 to $5970 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $1782. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid January, with an average price of $5352. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3570 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2966 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to LPQ flight.

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

DCA to LPQ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to LPQ flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1951 (46%) 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 $2419. Return trip prices are from the LPQ 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 LPQ can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 3 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 LPQ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Wattay International Airport (VTE) in Vientiane

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from LPQ
  • Usually 27.78% less expensive than LPQ
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to VTE flights


Flight Hacking DCA to LPQ

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 LPQ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Bangkok (DCA > BKK > LPQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1087
  • Average savings: $1879 (63.35%)

See DCA to BKK flights

Hack #2: Hanoi (DCA > HAN > LPQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1134
  • Average savings: $1833 (61.78%)

See DCA to HAN flights

Hack #3: Singapore (DCA > SIN > LPQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1262
  • Average savings: $1705 (57.47%)

See DCA to SIN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 22 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air France, American, ANA, Asiana, Bangkok Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Lao Airlines, Qatar Airways, SAS, Turkish Airlines, United, Vietnam Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8375 miles or 13478 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to LPQ flight is about 16 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Luang Phabang?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from DCA to LPQ.


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 LPQ
Destination airport name Luang Phabang International Airport
City Luang Phabang
Country Laos
Latitude 19.9
Longitude 102.2


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