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The cheapest times to fly from LAN to DCA are

  • April 9th to May 6th
  • May 21st to June 3rd
  • August 27th to September 9th
  • October 8th to November 18th (except the week of October 15th)

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 LAN to DCA is mid December. Prices can be as high as $656 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $230 for Tuesday flights around mid December.

 

When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Lansing, MI (LAN) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $240 to $340 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid December with an average ticket price of $259. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $380. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $121 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $276 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAN to DCA flight.

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

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LAN to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAN to DCA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Lansing. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.36, which is a bit above 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 $40 (13%) 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 $262. Return trip prices are from the DCA to LAN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from LAN to DCA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 51 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from LAN to DCA while comparing.

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

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 13.61% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAN to PHL flights

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

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 4.17% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAN to BWI flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Capital Region International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 479 miles or 771 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAN to DCA flight is about 1 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Lansing, MI and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 63 available flights from LAN to DCA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeLAN
Origination airport nameCapital Region International Airport
CityLansing, MI
Countrythe United States
Latitude42.8
Longitude-84.6

Return Airport

Destination codeDCA
Destination airport nameRonald Reagan Washington National Airport
CityWashington, DC
Countrythe United States
Latitude38.9
Longitude-77

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from LAN to DCA tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 17% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 53% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DCA heading for LAN about 2 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Washington, DC is about 3 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • PSA: 2 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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