The cheapest times to fly from DCA to MCO are
- January 1st to February 11th
- May 28th to June 17th
- August 13th to November 18th (except the week of October 29th)
- December 3rd to February 11th (except the weeks of December 17th and December 24th)
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 MCO is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $645 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $97 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.
When to Fly to Orlando
Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Orlando, FL (MCO) will usually cost between $131 to $368 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $130. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $334. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $204 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $171 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to MCO flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DCA to MCO route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DCA to MCO 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 $0.14, 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. 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 $98 (39%) 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 $149. Return trip prices are from the MCO 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 MCO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 21 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DCA to MCO? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Silver Airways, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Orlando International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 760 miles or 1223 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DCA to MCO?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to MCO flight is about 2 hour 21 minutes.
How many flights go between Washington, DC and Orlando, FL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 75 available flights from DCA to MCO.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Orlando International Airport|
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Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from DCA to MCO tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 30% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 20% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MCO heading for DCA about 19 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Orlando, FL is about 15 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 16 minutes late
- American: 6 minutes late
- JetBlue: 34 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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