The cheapest times to fly from DCA to VRA are

  • January 1st to February 11th (except the week of January 22nd)
  • April 16th to May 13th
  • May 28th to June 24th
  • August 27th to November 18th

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 VRA is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $1178 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $527 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Varadero

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Varadero (VRA) will usually cost between $527 to $819 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $527. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $987. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $460 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $541 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to VRA flight.

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

DCA to VRA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to VRA flight is 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 $0.3, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 $123 (18%) 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 $539. Return trip prices are from the VRA 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 VRA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 0 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 VRA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Jose Marti International Airport (HAV) in Havana

  • 62 miles (100 km) away from VRA
  • Usually 25.23% less expensive than VRA
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to HAV flights

Destination alternative #2: Key West International Airport (EYW) in Key West, FL

  • 107 miles (172 km) away from VRA
  • Usually 23.29% less expensive than VRA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DCA to EYW flights

Destination alternative #3: Abel Santamaria International Airport (SNU) in Santa Clara

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from VRA
  • Usually 6.84% less expensive than VRA
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to SNU flights


Flight Hacking DCA to VRA

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 VRA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (DCA > MIA > VRA)

  • Price for both tickets: $524
  • Average savings: $17 (3.14%)

See DCA to MIA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Air Malta, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1123 miles or 1807 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to VRA flight is about 3 hour 0 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Varadero?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 30 available flights from DCA to VRA.


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 VRA
Destination airport name Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport
City Varadero
Country Cuba
Latitude 23
Longitude -81.4


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