The cheapest times to fly from LFT to DCA are

  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • December 17th to February 18th (except the week of December 24th)

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 LFT to DCA is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $850 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $292 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Lafayette, LA (LFT) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $298 to $534 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $306. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $536. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $231 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $350 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LFT to DCA flight.

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

LFT to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LFT to DCA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Lafayette. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.21, 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 $127 (28%) 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 $319. Return trip prices are from the DCA to LFT 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 LFT 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 51 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 LFT 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 11.14% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See LFT to BWI flights

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

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 2.00% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See LFT to ORF flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Lafayette Regional Paul Fournet Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1037 miles or 1669 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LFT to DCA flight is about 2 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Lafayette, LA and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from LFT to DCA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLFT
Origination airport nameLafayette Regional Paul Fournet Field Airport
CityLafayette, LA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


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