The cheapest times to fly from DCA to PPT are

  • January 1st to June 10th (except the weeks of March 19th and April 9th)
  • September 10th to September 30th (except the week of September 17th)
  • November 26th 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 PPT is late January. Prices can be as high as $2892 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $1153 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Tahiti

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Papeete (PPT) will usually cost between $1154 to $2070 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1216. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2120. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $904 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1407 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to PPT flight.

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

DCA to PPT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to PPT flight is slightly 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 $0.14, which is far 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 Tahiti, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $303 (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 $1360. Return trip prices are from the PPT 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 PPT can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 56 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, American, Delta, Fiji Airways, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tahiti Faa’a Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6086 miles or 9794 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to PPT flight is about 11 hour 56 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Papeete?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 83 available flights from DCA to PPT.


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 PPT
Destination airport name Tahiti Faa’a Airport
City Papeete
Country French Polynesia
Latitude -17.6
Longitude -149.6


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