The cheapest times to fly from DCA to PUQ are

  • January 15th to February 4th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • July 16th 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 PUQ is early October. Prices can be as high as $2098 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1034 for Tuesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Punta Arenas

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Punta Arenas (PUQ) will usually cost between $1091 to $1456 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $1067. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1794. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $728 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1239 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to PUQ flight.

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

DCA to PUQ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to PUQ 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 $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PUQ, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into DCA. Fridays 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 $125 (10%) 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 $1191. Return trip prices are from the PUQ 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 PUQ can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 25 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DCA to PUQ

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 PUQ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Santiago (DCA > SCL > PUQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1119
  • Average savings: $121 (9.73%)

See DCA to SCL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Delta, JetBlue, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Carlos Ibanez del Campo International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6356 miles or 10229 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to PUQ flight is about 12 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Punta Arenas?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 51 available flights from DCA to PUQ.


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 PUQ
Destination airport name Carlos Ibanez del Campo International Airport
City Punta Arenas
Country Chile
Latitude -53
Longitude -70.9


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