The cheapest times to fly from DCA to TPQ are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • May 21st to June 17th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the weeks of August 20th and October 22nd)

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 TPQ is mid February. Prices can be as high as $1820 for Saturday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $827 for Tuesday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to Tepic

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Tepic (TPQ) will usually cost between $845 to $1335 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $845. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1428. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $584 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $850 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to TPQ flight.

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

DCA to TPQ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to TPQ flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, 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 $65 (7%) 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 $935. Return trip prices are from the TPQ 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 TPQ can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 39 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 TPQ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) in Puerto Vallarta

  • 58 miles (93 km) away from TPQ
  • Usually 57.76% less expensive than TPQ
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to PVR flights

Destination alternative #2: Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International Airport (GDL) in Guadalajara

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from TPQ
  • Usually 52.24% less expensive than TPQ
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to GDL flights


Flight Hacking DCA to TPQ

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 TPQ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Mexico City (DCA > MEX > TPQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $568
  • Average savings: $283 (33.24%)

See DCA to MEX flights

Hack #2: Puerto Vallarta (DCA > PVR > TPQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $578
  • Average savings: $272 (32%)

See DCA to PVR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2038 miles or 3280 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to TPQ flight is about 4 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Tepic?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from DCA to TPQ.


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 TPQ
Destination airport name Tepic Airport
City Tepic
Country Mexico
Latitude 21.4
Longitude -104.8


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