The cheapest times to fly from DCA to SFT are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the week of February 19th)
  • March 26th to May 6th (except the week of April 9th)
  • August 20th to December 9th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)

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 SFT is early October. Prices can be as high as $4610 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $981 for Tuesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to SkellefteƄ

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Skelleftea (SFT) will usually cost between $1081 to $1580 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 $1088. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1692. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $604 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1223 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to SFT flight.

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

DCA to SFT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to SFT flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as 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. Saturdays 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 $152 (11%) 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 $1178. Return trip prices are from the SFT 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 SFT can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 17 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 SFT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Oulu Airport (OUL) in Oulu

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from SFT
  • Usually 27.06% less expensive than SFT
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to OUL flights

Destination alternative #2: Kemi Tornio Airport (KEM) in Kemi

  • 129 miles (208 km) away from SFT
  • Usually 27.06% less expensive than SFT
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to KEM flights

Destination alternative #3: Umea Airport (UME) in Umea

  • 62 miles (100 km) away from SFT
  • Usually 5.89% less expensive than SFT
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to UME flights

Destination alternative #4: Kallax Airport (LLA) in Lulea

  • 70 miles (113 km) away from SFT
  • Usually 1.96% less expensive than SFT
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to LLA flights


Flight Hacking DCA to SFT

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 SFT ā€” but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Stockholm (DCA > ARN > SFT)

  • Price for both tickets: $933
  • Average savings: $291 (23.75%)

See DCA to ARN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Delta, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4054 miles or 6524 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to SFT flight is about 8 hour 17 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Skelleftea?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from DCA to SFT.


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 SFT
Destination airport name Skelleftea Airport
City Skelleftea
Country Sweden
Latitude 64.6
Longitude 21.1


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