The cheapest times to fly from DCA to YNZ are

  • March 19th to July 15th
  • August 20th to October 21st

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 YNZ is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $4732 for Monday flights during late December, or as low as $1075 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Yancheng

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Yancheng (YNZ) will usually cost between $1088 to $2946 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $1084. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2624. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1540 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1440 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to YNZ flight.

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

DCA to YNZ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to YNZ 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 $0.12, 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. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Yancheng, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $822 (38%) 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 $1282. Return trip prices are from the YNZ 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 YNZ can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 10 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 YNZ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Lukou Airport (NKG) in Nanjing

  • 141 miles (227 km) away from YNZ
  • Usually 23.24% less expensive than YNZ
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to NKG flights

Destination alternative #2: Shuofang Airport (WUX) in Wuxi

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from YNZ
  • Usually 7.26% less expensive than YNZ
  • 2-layover flights available

See DCA to WUX flights


Flight Hacking DCA to YNZ

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 YNZ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Beijing (DCA > PEK > YNZ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1171
  • Average savings: $269 (18.69%)

See DCA to PEK flights

Hack #2: Taipei (DCA > TPE > YNZ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1302
  • Average savings: $138 (9.59%)

See DCA to TPE flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (DCA > LAX > YNZ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1336
  • Average savings: $104 (7.19%)

See DCA to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Asiana, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, JetBlue, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7321 miles or 11782 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to YNZ flight is about 14 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Yancheng?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from DCA to YNZ.


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 YNZ
Destination airport name Yancheng Airport
City Yancheng
Country China
Latitude 33.4
Longitude 120.2


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