The cheapest times to fly from DCA to TIA are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 27th 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 TIA is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1472 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $849 for Monday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Tirana

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Tirana (TIA) will usually cost between $861 to $1262 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $861. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1318. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $457 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $922 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to TIA flight.

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

DCA to TIA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to TIA flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday 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 $97 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $961. Return trip prices are from the TIA 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 TIA 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 39 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DCA to TIA

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 TIA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (DCA > LGW > TIA)

  • Price for both tickets: $795
  • Average savings: $128 (13.83%)

See DCA to LGW flights

Hack #2: Amsterdam (DCA > AMS > TIA)

  • Price for both tickets: $903
  • Average savings: $19 (2.03%)

See DCA to AMS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Adria, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4818 miles or 7754 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to TIA flight is about 9 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Tirana?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 45 available flights from DCA to TIA.


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 TIA
Destination airport name Tirana International Airport
City Tirana
Country Albania
Latitude 41.4
Longitude 19.7


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