The cheapest times to fly from DCA to PPS are

  • January 8th to April 29th
  • August 27th to October 7th
  • October 29th to December 9th (except the weeks of 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 PPS is early December. Prices can be as high as $5542 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1391 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Puerto Princesa

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Puerto Princesa (PPS) will usually cost between $1629 to $3027 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $1652. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $4148. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2496 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1864 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to PPS flight.

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

DCA to PPS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to PPS 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 $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PPS, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into DCA. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Puerto Princesa, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $436 (16%) 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 $1900. Return trip prices are from the PPS 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 PPS can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 3 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking DCA to PPS

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 PPS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Taipei (DCA > TPE > PPS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1056
  • Average savings: $809 (43.37%)

See DCA to TPE flights

Hack #2: Manila (DCA > MNL > PPS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1074
  • Average savings: $791 (42.41%)

See DCA to MNL flights

Hack #3: Lapu-Lapu City (DCA > CEB > PPS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1162
  • Average savings: $702 (37.66%)

See DCA to CEB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, ANA, Delta, JAL, SAS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8927 miles or 14367 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to PPS flight is about 17 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Puerto Princesa?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from DCA to PPS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDCA
Origination airport nameRonald Reagan Washington National Airport
CityWashington, DC
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codePPS
Destination airport namePuerto Princesa Airport
CityPuerto Princesa
Countrythe Philippines


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