The cheapest times to fly from DCA to PKU are

  • March 5th to March 18th
  • April 23rd to October 14th (except the weeks of July 2nd and July 30th)

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 PKU is mid July. Prices can be as high as $19700 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $4653 for Monday flights around mid July.


When to Fly to Pekanbaru

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Pekanbaru (PKU) will usually cost between $5010 to $10488 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid July with an average ticket price of $5475. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $12577. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $7102 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $6892 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to PKU flight.

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

DCA to PKU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to PKU 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 $0.44, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PKU. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Pekanbaru. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1389 (17%) 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 $5420. Return trip prices are from the PKU to DCA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DCA to PKU can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 28 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 PKU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tabing Airport (PDG) in Padang

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from PKU
  • Usually 13.07% less expensive than PKU
  • Nonstop flights available

See DCA to PDG flights


Flight Hacking DCA to PKU

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 PKU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kuala Lumpur (DCA > KUL > PKU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1128
  • Average savings: $5764 (83.63%)

See DCA to KUL flights

Hack #2: Singapore (DCA > SIN > PKU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1188
  • Average savings: $5704 (82.76%)

See DCA to SIN flights

Hack #3: Jakarta (DCA > CGK > PKU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1226
  • Average savings: $5666 (82.21%)

See DCA to CGK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, ANA, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, JetBlue, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9717 miles or 15638 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to PKU flight is about 18 hour 28 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Pekanbaru?

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


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 PKU
Destination airport name Simpang Tiga Airport
City Pekanbaru
Country Indonesia
Latitude 0.5
Longitude 101.4


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