The cheapest times to fly from DCA to RDD are

  • January 1st to March 11th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 13th to November 11th
  • early December

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 RDD is late January. Prices can be as high as $1154 for Sunday flights during early to mid June, or as low as $372 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Redding

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Redding, CA (RDD) will usually cost between $384 to $1034 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 $453. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid June, with an average price of $1020. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $567 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $679 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to RDD flight.

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

DCA to RDD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to RDD flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, 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 $260 (31%) 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 $584. Return trip prices are from the RDD 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 RDD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 16 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 RDD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in Sacramento, CA

  • 131 miles (211 km) away from RDD
  • Usually 43.45% less expensive than RDD
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to SMF flights

Destination alternative #2: Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa, CA

  • 141 miles (227 km) away from RDD
  • Usually 23.56% less expensive than RDD
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to STS flights

Destination alternative #3: Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport (MFR) in Medford, OR

  • 132 miles (212 km) away from RDD
  • Usually 18.85% less expensive than RDD
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to MFR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Fiji Airways, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2382 miles or 3833 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to RDD flight is about 5 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Redding, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from DCA to RDD.


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 RDD
Destination airport name Redding Municipal Airport
City Redding, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 40.5
Longitude -122.3


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