The cheapest times to fly from KUL to DCA are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • March 5th to April 1st
  • May 7th to May 27th
  • August 27th to December 2nd

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 KUL to DCA is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $1905 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $913 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $983 to $1368 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $981. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1513. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $532 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1166 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KUL to DCA flight.

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

KUL to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KUL to DCA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Kuala Lumpur. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DCA, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into KUL. 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 $113 (9%) 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 $1125. Return trip prices are from the DCA to KUL 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 KUL to DCA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 11 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 KUL to DCA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 4.25% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See KUL to PHL flights


Flight Hacking KUL 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 KUL to DCA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Hong Kong (KUL > HKG > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $878
  • Average savings: $288 (24.67%)

See KUL to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (KUL > JFK > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $962
  • Average savings: $204 (17.46%)

See KUL to HKG flights

Hack #3: Shanghai (KUL > PVG > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $963
  • Average savings: $203 (17.37%)

See KUL to PVG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 38 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Austrian, Bangkok Airways, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Eurowings, EVA Air, Finnair, Iberia, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, SAS, Shanghai Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Kuala Lumpur International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9560 miles or 15385 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KUL to DCA flight is about 18 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Kuala Lumpur and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 81 available flights from KUL to DCA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code KUL
Origination airport name Kuala Lumpur International Airport
City Kuala Lumpur
Country Malaysia
Latitude 2.7
Longitude 101.7

Return Airport

Destination code DCA
Destination airport name Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
City Washington, DC
Country the United States
Latitude 38.9
Longitude -77


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