The cheapest times to fly from HDN to DCA are

  • August 6th to September 2nd (except the week of August 20th)
  • October 29th to November 11th
  • December 17th to May 20th (except the weeks of April 2nd and April 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 HDN to DCA is late January. Prices can be as high as $1479 for Sunday flights during mid June, or as low as $345 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Hayden, CO (HDN) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $446 to $1008 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $443. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $1026. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $583 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $754 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HDN to DCA flight.

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

HDN to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HDN to DCA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Hayden. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.29, 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 $199 (23%) 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 $662. Return trip prices are from the DCA to HDN 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 HDN 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 3 hour 52 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 HDN to DCA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 19.38% less expensive than DCA
  • Nonstop flights available

See HDN to IAD flights

Destination alternative #2: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 15.00% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See HDN to BWI flights

Destination alternative #3: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 11.48% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See HDN to PHL flights

Destination alternative #4: Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) in Harrisburg, PA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 2.65% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See HDN to MDT flights


Flight Hacking HDN to DCA

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 HDN to DCA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Denver, CO (HDN > DEN > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $658
  • Average savings: $96 (12.67%)

See HDN to DEN flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (HDN > LGA > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $691
  • Average savings: $63 (8.29%)

See HDN to LGA flights

Hack #3: Orlando, FL (HDN > MCO > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $716
  • Average savings: $38 (4.98%)

See HDN to MCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1601 miles or 2577 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HDN to DCA flight is about 3 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Hayden, CO 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 HDN to DCA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeHDN
Origination airport nameYampa Valley Airport
CityHayden, CO
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


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