The cheapest times to fly from DCA to PDP are

  • January 15th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 9th to June 10th (except the week of May 14th)
  • August 13th to November 4th (except the weeks of August 27th and October 8th)

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 PDP is early May. Prices can be as high as $2803 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1381 for Tuesday flights around early May.


When to Fly to Punta del Este

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Maldonado (PDP) will usually cost between $1418 to $2246 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early May with an average ticket price of $1490. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2333. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $843 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1592 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to PDP flight.

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

DCA to PDP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to PDP flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $345 (18%) 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 $1532. Return trip prices are from the PDP 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 PDP can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 29 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 PDP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Carrasco International Airport (MVD) in Montevideo

  • 53 miles (85 km) away from PDP
  • Usually 20.16% less expensive than PDP
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to MVD flights


Flight Hacking DCA to PDP

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 PDP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (DCA > MIA > PDP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1431
  • Average savings: $161 (10.11%)

See DCA to MIA flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (DCA > JFK > PDP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1586
  • Average savings: $6 (0.38%)

See DCA to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, American, Delta, Gol, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Capitan Corbeta C. A. Curbelo International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5281 miles or 8499 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to PDP flight is about 10 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Maldonado?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 3 available flights from DCA to PDP.


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 PDP
Destination airport name Capitan Corbeta C. A. Curbelo International Airport
City Maldonado
Country Uruguay
Latitude -34.9
Longitude -55.1


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