The cheapest times to fly from LIR to DCA are

  • January 8th to February 18th (except the week of February 5th)
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • May 21st to June 17th
  • July 9th to July 22nd

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 LIR to DCA is late September. Prices can be as high as $1405 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $420 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Liberia (LIR) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $424 to $893 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $429. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $872. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $444 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $520 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LIR to DCA flight.

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

LIR to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LIR to DCA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Liberia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, 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 LIR. 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 (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 $488. Return trip prices are from the DCA to LIR 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 LIR 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 4 hour 37 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 LIR 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 2.12% less expensive than DCA
  • Nonstop flights available

See LIR to BWI flights

Destination alternative #2: Richmond International Airport (RIC) in Richmond, VA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 0.38% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See LIR to RIC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, JetBlue, Southwest, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Daniel Oduber International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2021 miles or 3252 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LIR to DCA flight is about 4 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Liberia 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 LIR to DCA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLIR
Origination airport nameDaniel Oduber International Airport
CountryCosta Rica

Return Airport

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


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