The cheapest times to fly from DCA to PSE are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • August 20th to November 18th

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 PSE is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $941 for Sunday flights during early to mid April, or as low as $308 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Ponce

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Ponce, PR (PSE) will usually cost between $352 to $787 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $373. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid April, with an average price of $802. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $429 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $474 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to PSE flight.

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

DCA to PSE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to PSE flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less 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. Sundays 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 $127 (22%) 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 $438. Return trip prices are from the PSE 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 PSE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 49 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 PSE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) in San Juan, PR

  • 47 miles (76 km) away from PSE
  • Usually 19.73% less expensive than PSE
  • Nonstop flights available

See DCA to SJU flights

Destination alternative #2: Cyril E King Airport (STT) in Charlotte Amalie, VI

  • 107 miles (172 km) away from PSE
  • Usually 9.28% less expensive than PSE
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to STT flights


Flight Hacking DCA to PSE

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 PSE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Orlando, FL (DCA > MCO > PSE)

  • Price for both tickets: $457
  • Average savings: $18 (3.69%)

See DCA to MCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Silver Airways, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1571 miles or 2528 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to PSE flight is about 3 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Ponce, PR?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 56 available flights from DCA to PSE.


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 PSE
Destination airport name Mercedita Airport
City Ponce, PR
Country the United States
Latitude 18
Longitude -66.6


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