The cheapest times to fly from DCA to VXE are

  • January 1st to April 1st (except the week of February 19th)
  • April 16th to May 20th (except the week of May 7th)
  • September 3rd to October 21st
  • November 12th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 VXE is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $6828 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1532 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to São Vicente

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Sao Vicente (VXE) will usually cost between $1565 to $2914 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 $1569. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3955. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2386 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1715 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to VXE flight.

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

DCA to VXE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to VXE flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.31, 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. 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 $436 (17%) 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 $1796. Return trip prices are from the VXE 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 VXE can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 13 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 VXE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Amilcar Cabral International Airport (SID) in Sal Island

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from VXE
  • Usually 14.26% less expensive than VXE
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to SID flights


Flight Hacking DCA to VXE

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 VXE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Lisbon (DCA > LIS > VXE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1315
  • Average savings: $400 (23.3%)

See DCA to LIS flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1324
  • Average savings: $391 (22.78%)

See DCA to AMS flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (DCA > JFK > VXE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1349
  • Average savings: $366 (21.35%)

See DCA to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3465 miles or 5576 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to VXE flight is about 7 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Sao Vicente?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from DCA to VXE.


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 VXE
Destination airport name Sao Pedro International Airport
City Sao Vicente
Country Cape Verde
Latitude 16.8
Longitude -25.1


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