The cheapest times to fly from DCA to NJF are

  • February 5th to March 25th
  • July 30th to October 7th
  • October 29th 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 NJF is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $4704 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1235 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Najaf

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Al Najaf (NJF) will usually cost between $1671 to $3879 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 $1519. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $3376. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1857 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2248 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to NJF flight.

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

DCA to NJF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to NJF 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. 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 $532 (19%) 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 $2067. Return trip prices are from the NJF 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 NJF can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 16 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 NJF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Al Muthana Airport (BGW) in Baghdad

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from NJF
  • Usually 33.36% less expensive than NJF
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to BGW flights


Flight Hacking DCA to NJF

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 NJF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kuwait (DCA > KWI > NJF)

  • Price for both tickets: $1077
  • Average savings: $1172 (52.11%)

See DCA to KWI flights

Hack #2: Beirut (DCA > BEY > NJF)

  • Price for both tickets: $1121
  • Average savings: $1128 (50.16%)

See DCA to BEY flights

Hack #3: Dubai (DCA > DXB > NJF)

  • Price for both tickets: $1177
  • Average savings: $1071 (47.65%)

See DCA to DXB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Alitalia, American, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, Gulf Air, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, MEA, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6266 miles or 10084 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to NJF flight is about 12 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Al Najaf?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from DCA to NJF.


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 NJF
Destination airport name Al Najaf International Airport
City Al Najaf
Country Iraq
Latitude 32
Longitude 44.4


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