The cheapest times to fly from DCA to LTO are

  • January 1st to January 28th
  • February 26th to March 11th
  • April 16th to May 13th (except the week of April 30th)
  • July 2nd to July 15th

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 LTO is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $1548 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $572 for Wednesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Loreto

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Loreto (LTO) will usually cost between $678 to $1288 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $573. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1286. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $713 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $879 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to LTO flight.

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

DCA to LTO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to LTO 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 $0.25, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $270 (26%) 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 $815. Return trip prices are from the LTO 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 LTO can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 54 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 LTO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Valle del Fuerte International Airport (LMM) in Los Mochis

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from LTO
  • Usually 24.57% less expensive than LTO
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to LMM flights

Destination alternative #2: Ciudad Obregon International Airport (CEN) in Ciudad Obregon

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from LTO
  • Usually 23.49% less expensive than LTO
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to CEN flights


Flight Hacking DCA to LTO

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 LTO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (DCA > LAX > LTO)

  • Price for both tickets: $706
  • Average savings: $174 (19.74%)

See DCA to LAX flights

Hack #2: Seattle, WA (DCA > SEA > LTO)

  • Price for both tickets: $857
  • Average savings: $23 (2.56%)

See DCA to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2173 miles or 3497 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to LTO flight is about 4 hour 54 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Loreto?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 4 available flights from DCA to LTO.


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 LTO
Destination airport name Loreto International Airport
City Loreto
Country Mexico
Latitude 26
Longitude -111.3


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