The cheapest times to fly from DCA to YKA are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • August 6th to December 9th

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 YKA is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1188 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $460 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Kamloops

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Kamloops (YKA) will usually cost between $547 to $943 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $575. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1010. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $435 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $731 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to YKA flight.

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

DCA to YKA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to YKA 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 $0.2, which is 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 $164 (20%) 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 $636. Return trip prices are from the YKA 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 YKA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 1 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 YKA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kelowna Airport (YLW) in Kelowna

  • 70 miles (113 km) away from YKA
  • Usually 12.94% less expensive than YKA
  • 1-layover flights available

See DCA to YLW flights


Flight Hacking DCA to YKA

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 YKA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Vancouver (DCA > YVR > YKA)

  • Price for both tickets: $631
  • Average savings: $100 (13.62%)

See DCA to YVR flights

Hack #2: Calgary (DCA > YYC > YKA)

  • Price for both tickets: $651
  • Average savings: $80 (10.95%)

See DCA to YYC flights

Hack #3: Toronto (DCA > YYZ > YKA)

  • Price for both tickets: $730
  • Average savings: $1 (0.07%)

See DCA to YYZ flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, Qantas, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2242 miles or 3608 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to YKA flight is about 5 hour 1 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Kamloops?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from DCA to YKA.


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 YKA
Destination airport name Kamloops Airport
City Kamloops
Country Canada
Latitude 50.7
Longitude -120.4


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