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The cheapest times to fly from LCH to DCA are

  • January 8th to February 18th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • July 9th to July 22nd
  • August 6th to November 18th

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 LCH to DCA is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $840 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $413 for Tuesday flights around early to mid August.

 

When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Lake Charles, LA (LCH) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $427 to $565 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $445. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $554. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $109 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $484 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LCH to DCA flight.

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

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LCH to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LCH to DCA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Lake Charles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.27, 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 $90 (17%) 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 $435. Return trip prices are from the DCA to LCH 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 LCH 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 2 hour 58 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 LCH to DCA while comparing.

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

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 19.94% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See LCH to PHL flights

Destination alternative #2: Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in Norfolk, VA

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 2.89% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See LCH to ORF flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LCH 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 Lake Charles Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1099 miles or 1769 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LCH to DCA flight is about 2 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Lake Charles, LA and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from LCH to DCA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code LCH
Origination airport name Lake Charles Regional Airport
City Lake Charles, LA
Country the United States
Latitude 30.1
Longitude -93.2

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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