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The cheapest times to fly from DCA to RFP are

  • January 1st to June 3rd (except the weeks of March 5th and April 2nd)
  • July 2nd to July 15th
  • November 26th to December 16th

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 RFP is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $4591 for Sunday flights during early November, or as low as $1562 for Wednesday flights around late January and early February.

 

When to Fly to Raiatea

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Raiatea (RFP) will usually cost between $1597 to $3302 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1690. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early November, with an average price of $3324. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1634 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2248 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to RFP flight.

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

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DCA to RFP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to RFP flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to RFP, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into DCA. 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 $501 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2069. Return trip prices are from the RFP 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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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DCA to RFP 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 2 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 RFP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tahiti Faa’a Airport (PPT) in Papeete

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from RFP
  • Usually 37.41% less expensive than RFP
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to PPT flights

Destination alternative #2: Bora Bora Motu Mute Airport (BOB) in Bora Bora

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from RFP
  • Usually 19.57% less expensive than RFP
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to BOB flights

Destination alternative #3: Temae Airport (MOZ) in Moorea Island

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from RFP
  • Usually 9.43% less expensive than RFP
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to MOZ flights

Destination alternative #4: Huahine Fare Airport (HUH) in Huahine

  • 29 miles (47 km) away from RFP
  • Usually 0.87% less expensive than RFP
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to HUH flights

 

Flight Hacking DCA to RFP

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 RFP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (DCA > LAX > RFP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1772
  • Average savings: $477 (21.2%)

See DCA to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (DCA > SFO > RFP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1927
  • Average savings: $321 (14.28%)

See DCA to SFO flights

Hack #3: San Diego, CA (DCA > SAN > RFP)

  • Price for both tickets: $2010
  • Average savings: $238 (10.59%)

See DCA to SAN flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, American, Delta, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6139 miles or 9880 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to RFP flight is about 12 hour 2 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Raiatea?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from DCA to RFP.

 

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 RFP
Destination airport name Raiatea Uturoa Airport
City Raiatea
Country French Polynesia
Latitude -16.7
Longitude -151.5

 

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