The cheapest times to fly from DCA to SLA are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • August 6th 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 SLA is early September. Prices can be as high as $3291 for Thursday flights during early April, or as low as $1063 for Wednesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Salta

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Salta (SLA) will usually cost between $1163 to $2086 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 $1217. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $2147. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $930 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1450 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to SLA flight.

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

DCA to SLA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to SLA 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 $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $389 (21%) 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 $1346. Return trip prices are from the SLA 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 SLA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 1 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 SLA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tucuman Airport (TUC) in Tucuman

  • 138 miles (222 km) away from SLA
  • Usually 6.72% less expensive than SLA
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to TUC flights


Flight Hacking DCA to SLA

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 SLA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Lima (DCA > LIM > SLA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1032
  • Average savings: $419 (28.86%)

See DCA to LIM flights

Hack #2: Ezeiza (DCA > EZE > SLA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1218
  • Average savings: $233 (16.03%)

See DCA to EZE flights

Hack #3: Santa Cruz (DCA > VVI > SLA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1227
  • Average savings: $224 (15.41%)

See DCA to VVI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, American, BoA, Delta, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4464 miles or 7184 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to SLA flight is about 9 hour 1 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Salta?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from DCA to SLA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDCA
Origination airport nameRonald Reagan Washington National Airport
CityWashington, DC
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSLA
Destination airport nameSalta Airport


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