The cheapest times to fly from DCA to NOU are

  • January 29th to May 13th (except the weeks of February 5th, March 12th, and April 30th)
  • August 6th to October 21st (except the week of October 8th)
  • November 26th to December 9th

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 NOU is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $4167 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $1673 for Monday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Noumea

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Noumea (NOU) will usually cost between $1745 to $3122 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 $1869. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $3290. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1421 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2224 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to NOU flight.

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

DCA to NOU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to NOU 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 $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to NOU, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into DCA. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Noumea, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $268 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2182. Return trip prices are from the NOU 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 NOU 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 24 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DCA to NOU

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 NOU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Sydney (DCA > SYD > NOU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1746
  • Average savings: $478 (21.48%)

See DCA to SYD flights

Hack #2: Melbourne (DCA > MEL > NOU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1826
  • Average savings: $398 (17.9%)

See DCA to MEL flights

Hack #3: Brisbane (DCA > BNE > NOU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1853
  • Average savings: $371 (16.69%)

See DCA to BNE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Aircalin, Alaska, American, Delta, Fiji Airways, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Noumea La Tontouta Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8570 miles or 13792 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to NOU flight is about 16 hour 24 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Noumea?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from DCA to NOU.


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 NOU
Destination airport name Noumea La Tontouta Airport
City Noumea
Country New Caledonia
Latitude -22
Longitude 166.2


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