The cheapest times to fly from DCA to NQY are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • April 16th to May 27th (except the week of May 7th)
  • September 10th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 22nd, 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 NQY is late April. Prices can be as high as $6042 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $762 for Tuesday flights around late April.


When to Fly to Newquay

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Newquay (NQY) will usually cost between $804 to $1523 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late April with an average ticket price of $832. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $2360. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1529 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $943 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to NQY flight.

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

DCA to NQY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to NQY flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to NQY, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into DCA. 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 $244 (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 $1031. Return trip prices are from the NQY 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 NQY can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 15 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 NQY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Cardiff

  • 98 miles (158 km) away from NQY
  • Usually 25.77% less expensive than NQY
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to CWL flights

Destination alternative #2: Bristol Airport (BRS) in Bristol

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from NQY
  • Usually 24.44% less expensive than NQY
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to BRS flights


Flight Hacking DCA to NQY

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 NQY — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (DCA > LHR > NQY)

  • Price for both tickets: $733
  • Average savings: $210 (22.27%)

See DCA to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, American, British Airways, Delta, JetBlue, KLM, SAS, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3486 miles or 5610 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to NQY flight is about 7 hour 15 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Newquay?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from DCA to NQY.


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 NQY
Destination airport name Newquay Airport
City Newquay
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 50.4
Longitude -5


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