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The cheapest times to fly from DCA to PSP are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • August 6th to October 7th
  • October 22nd to March 4th (except the weeks of November 19th, December 17th, and December 24th)

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 PSP is early September. Prices can be as high as $1014 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $285 for Tuesday flights around early September.

 

When to Fly to Palm Springs

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Palm Springs, CA (PSP) will usually cost between $287 to $716 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $303. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $680. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $377 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $432 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to PSP flight.

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

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DCA to PSP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to PSP 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 $0.12, 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $205 (35%) 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 $368. Return trip prices are from the PSP to DCA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DCA to PSP can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 57 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 PSP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 25.12% less expensive than PSP
  • Nonstop flights available

See DCA to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 15.51% less expensive than PSP
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to BUR flights

Destination alternative #3: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 79 miles (127 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 10.53% less expensive than PSP
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to SNA flights

Destination alternative #4: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 6.71% less expensive than PSP
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to ONT flights

Destination alternative #5: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 85 miles (137 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 5.56% less expensive than PSP
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to SAN flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Fiji Airways, Frontier, JetBlue, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Palm Springs International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2206 miles or 3550 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to PSP flight is about 4 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Palm Springs, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from DCA to PSP.

 

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 PSP
Destination airport name Palm Springs International Airport
City Palm Springs, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.8
Longitude -116.5

 

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