The cheapest times to fly from DCA to TAE are

  • January 1st to May 6th
  • August 20th to December 2nd (except the weeks of October 8th and November 19th)

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 TAE is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $4534 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $1699 for Thursday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Daegu

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Taegu (TAE) will usually cost between $1701 to $2304 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $1722. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2355. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $633 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1799 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to TAE flight.

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

DCA to TAE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to TAE 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 $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TAE, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into DCA. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Daegu, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $117 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1835. Return trip prices are from the TAE 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 TAE can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 37 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 TAE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Gimhae International Airport (PUS) in Busan

  • 51 miles (82 km) away from TAE
  • Usually 12.03% less expensive than TAE
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to PUS flights


Flight Hacking DCA to TAE

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 TAE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Taipei (DCA > TPE > TAE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1281
  • Average savings: $518 (28.79%)

See DCA to TPE flights

Hack #2: Cincinnati, OH (DCA > CVG > TAE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1307
  • Average savings: $492 (27.33%)

See DCA to CVG flights

Hack #3: Columbus, OH (DCA > CMH > TAE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1333
  • Average savings: $467 (25.93%)

See DCA to CMH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: China Eastern, Delta, Korean Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7017 miles or 11293 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to TAE flight is about 13 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Taegu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from DCA to TAE.


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 TAE
Destination airport name Taegu International Airport
City Taegu
Country South Korea
Latitude 35.9
Longitude 128.7


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