The cheapest times to fly from DCA to ORK are

  • January 1st to March 25th (except the week of March 5th)
  • August 13th to August 26th
  • September 10th 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 ORK is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1559 for Sunday flights during early to mid June, or as low as $870 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Cork

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Cork (ORK) will usually cost between $883 to $1427 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $915. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid June, with an average price of $1407. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $492 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1062 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to ORK flight.

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

DCA to ORK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to ORK flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is 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 to Cork, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $92 (8%) 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 $1040. Return trip prices are from the ORK 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 ORK can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 57 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 ORK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Dublin Airport (DUB) in Dublin

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from ORK
  • Usually 20.16% less expensive than ORK
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to DUB flights

Destination alternative #2: Shannon Airport (SNN) in Shannon

  • 62 miles (100 km) away from ORK
  • Usually 12.48% less expensive than ORK
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to SNN flights

Destination alternative #3: Kerry Airport (KIR) in Kerry County

  • 50 miles (80 km) away from ORK
  • Usually 2.12% less expensive than ORK
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to KIR flights


Flight Hacking DCA to ORK

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 ORK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (DCA > LGW > ORK)

  • Price for both tickets: $723
  • Average savings: $339 (31.89%)

See DCA to LGW flights

Hack #2: London (DCA > LHR > ORK)

  • Price for both tickets: $790
  • Average savings: $272 (25.62%)

See DCA to LHR flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (DCA > JFK > ORK)

  • Price for both tickets: $801
  • Average savings: $261 (24.54%)

See DCA to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, SWISS, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3315 miles or 5335 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to ORK flight is about 6 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Cork?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 62 available flights from DCA to ORK.


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 ORK
Destination airport name Cork Airport
City Cork
Country Ireland
Latitude 51.8
Longitude -8.5


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