The cheapest times to fly from MCO to DCA are
- January 8th to February 18th (except the week of February 5th)
- May 28th to June 10th
- 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 MCO to DCA is early September. Prices can be as high as $717 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $117 for Tuesday flights around early September.
When to Fly to Washington
Flying from Orlando, FL (MCO) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $130 to $359 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $133. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $368. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $235 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $181 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MCO to DCA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MCO to DCA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the MCO to DCA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Orlando. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, 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. 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 $98 (39%) 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 $156. Return trip prices are from the DCA to MCO 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 MCO to DCA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 21 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from MCO to DCA? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Orlando International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 760 miles or 1223 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from MCO to DCA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop MCO to DCA flight is about 2 hour 21 minutes.
How many flights go between Orlando, FL and Washington, DC?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from MCO to DCA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Orlando International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from MCO to DCA tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 39% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 27% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DCA heading for MCO about 33 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Washington, DC is about 29 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 24 minutes late
- American: 41 minutes late
- JetBlue: 30 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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