The cheapest times to fly from LUG to DCA are
- January 8th to April 1st
- April 23rd to May 13th (except the week of April 30th)
- October 8th to December 9th (except the week of October 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 LUG to DCA is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1253 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $510 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.
When to Fly to Washington
Flying from Lugano (LUG) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $510 to $999 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $511. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1033. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $522 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $654 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LUG to DCA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LUG to DCA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the LUG to DCA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Lugano. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Washington, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Lugano. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $128 (11%) 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 $650. Return trip prices are from the DCA to LUG flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from LUG 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 8 hour 32 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 LUG to DCA while comparing.
- 24 miles (39 km) away from DCA
- Usually 19.42% less expensive than DCA
- 1-layover flights available
- 119 miles (192 km) away from DCA
- Usually 11.47% less expensive than DCA
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Hacking LUG 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 LUG to DCA — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $614
- Average savings: $40 (6.12%)
- Price for both tickets: $653
- Average savings: $1 (0.15%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from LUG to DCA? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Delta, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Lugano Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 4193 miles or 6748 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from LUG to DCA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop LUG to DCA flight is about 8 hour 32 minutes.
How many flights go between Lugano and Washington, DC?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from LUG to DCA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Lugano Airport|
|Destination airport name||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
|Country||the United States|
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