The cheapest times to fly from EWB to DCA are

  • June 18th to July 22nd
  • November 5th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to March 18th (except the week of February 12th)

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 EWB to DCA is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $1507 for Sunday flights during late May, or as low as $557 for Tuesday flights around early to mid July.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from New Bedford/Fall River, MA (EWB) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $577 to $1187 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $569. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late May, with an average price of $1218. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $649 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $709 can be considered a good price for a round-trip EWB to DCA flight.

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

EWB to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the EWB to DCA flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from New Bedford. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.17, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DCA, and Friday the cheapest day to fly back into EWB. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Washington, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to New Bedford. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $93 (11%) 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 $754. Return trip prices are from the DCA to EWB 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 EWB to DCA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 39 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 EWB to DCA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 1.69% less expensive than DCA
  • 2-layover flights available

See EWB to BWI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Cape Air, Delta, JetBlue, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to New Bedford Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 375 miles or 604 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop EWB to DCA flight is about 1 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between New Bedford/Fall River, MA and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from EWB to DCA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeEWB
Origination airport nameNew Bedford Regional Airport
CityNew Bedford/Fall River, MA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeDCA
Destination airport nameRonald Reagan Washington National Airport
CityWashington, DC
Countrythe United States


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