The cheapest times to fly from DCA to TUS are
- July 9th to July 22nd
- August 6th to September 30th
- October 22nd to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, December 17th, and December 24th)
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 TUS is late January. Prices can be as high as $1044 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $318 for Tuesday flights around late January.
When to Fly to Tucson
Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Tucson, AZ (TUS) will usually cost between $338 to $648 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $384. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $615. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $231 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $426 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to TUS flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DCA to TUS route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DCA to TUS flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $207 (37%) 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 $351. Return trip prices are from the TUS to DCA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from DCA to TUS can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 30 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 TUS while comparing.
- 110 miles (177 km) away from TUS
- Usually 12.09% less expensive than TUS
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DCA to TUS? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Tucson International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1951 miles or 3140 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DCA to TUS?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to TUS flight is about 4 hour 30 minutes.
How many flights go between Washington, DC and Tucson, AZ?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 78 available flights from DCA to TUS.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Tucson International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
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