The cheapest times to fly from DCA to PRN are

  • January 8th to February 11th
  • February 26th to March 25th
  • April 30th to May 13th
  • August 27th 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 PRN is late September. Prices can be as high as $2442 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $795 for Monday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Prishtina

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Pristina (PRN) will usually cost between $813 to $1603 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $805. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1939. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1133 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1053 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to PRN flight.

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

DCA to PRN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to PRN 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 $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PRN, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into DCA. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Prishtina, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $158 (13%) 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 $1022. Return trip prices are from the PRN 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 PRN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 40 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 PRN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sofia Airport (SOF) in Sofia

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from PRN
  • Usually 34.54% less expensive than PRN
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to SOF flights

Destination alternative #2: Tirana International Airport (TIA) in Tirana

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from PRN
  • Usually 12.40% less expensive than PRN
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to TIA flights


Flight Hacking DCA to PRN

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 PRN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (DCA > JFK > PRN)

  • Price for both tickets: $896
  • Average savings: $157 (14.87%)

See DCA to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (DCA > LGA > PRN)

  • Price for both tickets: $898
  • Average savings: $155 (14.73%)

See DCA to LGA flights

Hack #3: Copenhagen (DCA > CPH > PRN)

  • Price for both tickets: $924
  • Average savings: $129 (12.21%)

See DCA to CPH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Adria, Air Canada, Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Eurowings, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4828 miles or 7770 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to PRN flight is about 9 hour 40 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Pristina?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 42 available flights from DCA to PRN.


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 PRN
Destination airport name Pristina Airport
City Pristina
Country Kosovo
Latitude 42.6
Longitude 21


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