The cheapest times to fly from DCA to VAR are

  • January 1st to March 18th
  • August 13th to March 18th (except the weeks of August 27th, September 10th, September 24th, 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 VAR is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $3852 for Friday flights during early April, or as low as $917 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Varna

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Varna (VAR) will usually cost between $937 to $3642 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $966. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $3657. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2691 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1257 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to VAR flight.

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

DCA to VAR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to VAR 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 $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to VAR, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into DCA. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Varna, and Wednesdays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1050 (43%) 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 $1615. Return trip prices are from the VAR 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 VAR can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 7 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 VAR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Henri Coanda Airport (OTP) in Bucharest

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from VAR
  • Usually 21.28% less expensive than VAR
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to OTP flights


Flight Hacking DCA to VAR

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 VAR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Paris (DCA > CDG > VAR)

  • Price for both tickets: $874
  • Average savings: $383 (30.47%)

See DCA to CDG flights

Hack #2: Copenhagen (DCA > CPH > VAR)

  • Price for both tickets: $933
  • Average savings: $325 (25.82%)

See DCA to CPH flights

Hack #3: Moscow (DCA > DME > VAR)

  • Price for both tickets: $941
  • Average savings: $316 (25.14%)

See DCA to DME flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, Brussels Airlines, CSA, Delta, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Smartwings, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5077 miles or 8171 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to VAR flight is about 10 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Varna?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from DCA to VAR.


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 VAR
Destination airport name Varna Airport
City Varna
Country Bulgaria
Latitude 43.2
Longitude 27.8


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