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The cheapest times to fly from MIA to DCA are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 5th)
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • May 21st to June 3rd
  • 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 MIA to DCA is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $833 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $176 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.

 

When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Miami, FL (MIA) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $195 to $433 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 $197. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $510. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $313 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $243 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MIA to DCA flight.

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

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MIA to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MIA to DCA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Miami. 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 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 $111 (34%) 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 $228. Return trip prices are from the DCA to MIA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from MIA 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 38 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from MIA to DCA while comparing.

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

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 2.88% less expensive than DCA
  • Nonstop flights available

See MIA to PHL flights

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

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 1.65% less expensive than DCA
  • Nonstop flights available

See MIA to RIC flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Eastern, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 921 miles or 1482 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MIA to DCA flight is about 2 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Miami, FL and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from MIA to DCA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeMIA
Origination airport nameMiami International Airport
CityMiami, FL
Countrythe United States
Latitude25.8
Longitude-80.3

Return Airport

Destination codeDCA
Destination airport nameRonald Reagan Washington National Airport
CityWashington, DC
Countrythe United States
Latitude38.9
Longitude-77

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MIA to DCA tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 38% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 11% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DCA heading for MIA about 21 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Washington, DC is about 14 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 21 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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