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The cheapest times to fly from DCA to MIA are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 13th to December 16th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)

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 MIA is early September. Prices can be as high as $661 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $176 for Tuesday flights around early September.

 

When to Fly to Miami

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Miami, FL (MIA) will usually cost between $193 to $437 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $195. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $415. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $219 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $239 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to MIA flight.

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

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DCA to MIA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to MIA 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 $0.16, 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 $111 (34%) 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 $210. Return trip prices are from the MIA to DCA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DCA to MIA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 38 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from DCA to MIA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) in Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • 21 miles (34 km) away from MIA
  • Usually 7.95% less expensive than MIA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DCA to FLL flights

Destination alternative #2: Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers, FL

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from MIA
  • Usually 6.90% less expensive than MIA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DCA to RSW flights

Destination alternative #3: Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) in West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL

  • 63 miles (101 km) away from MIA
  • Usually 3.97% less expensive than MIA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DCA to PBI flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Eastern, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 921 miles or 1482 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to MIA flight is about 2 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Miami, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from DCA to MIA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeDCA
Origination airport nameRonald Reagan Washington National Airport
CityWashington, DC
Countrythe United States
Latitude38.9
Longitude-77

Return Airport

Destination codeMIA
Destination airport nameMiami International Airport
CityMiami, FL
Countrythe United States
Latitude25.8
Longitude-80.3

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DCA to MIA 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 17% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MIA heading for DCA about 12 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Miami, FL is about 3 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 12 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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