msn-to-dca

 

The cheapest times to fly from MSN to DCA are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 13th 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 MSN to DCA is late October. Prices can be as high as $619 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $241 for Tuesday flights around late October.

 

When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Madison, WI (MSN) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $277 to $460 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $335. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $436. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $101 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $375 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSN to DCA flight.

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

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MSN to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSN to DCA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Madison. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.33, which is in the normal range for a flight.

 

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 $132 (31%) 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 $299. Return trip prices are from the DCA to MSN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from MSN 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 15 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 MSN to DCA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) in Charlottesville, VA

  • 91 miles (146 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 20.69% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSN to CHO flights

Destination alternative #2: Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) in Harrisburg, PA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 20.43% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSN to MDT flights

Destination alternative #3: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 12.42% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSN to BWI flights

Destination alternative #4: University Park Airport (SCE) in State College, PA

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 20.03% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSN to SCE flights

Destination alternative #5: Richmond International Airport (RIC) in Richmond, VA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 12.95% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSN to RIC flights

Destination alternative #6: Salisbury-Ocean City/Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY) in Salisbury, MD

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 11.75% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSN to SBY flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 705 miles or 1135 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSN to DCA flight is about 2 hour 15 minutes.

How many flights go between Madison, WI and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 95 available flights from MSN to DCA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code MSN
Origination airport name Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport
City Madison, WI
Country the United States
Latitude 43.1
Longitude -89.3

Return Airport

Destination code DCA
Destination airport name Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
City Washington, DC
Country the United States
Latitude 38.9
Longitude -77

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MSN to DCA tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 23% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 45% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DCA heading for MSN about 9 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Washington, DC is about 6 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Republic: 9 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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