The cheapest times to fly from PSE to DCA are

  • January 15th to February 25th (except the week of February 5th)
  • 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 PSE to DCA is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $883 for Sunday flights during early April, or as low as $303 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Ponce, PR (PSE) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $354 to $755 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $386. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $730. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $344 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $481 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PSE to DCA flight.

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

PSE to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PSE to DCA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Ponce. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is 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 $127 (22%) 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 $444. Return trip prices are from the DCA to PSE 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 PSE 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 3 hour 49 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 PSE to DCA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Richmond International Airport (RIC) in Richmond, VA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 5.61% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See PSE to RIC flights


Flight Hacking PSE 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 PSE to DCA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Orlando, FL (PSE > MCO > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $465
  • Average savings: $16 (3.33%)

See PSE to MCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: JetBlue, Qatar Airways, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1571 miles or 2528 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PSE to DCA flight is about 3 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Ponce, PR and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from PSE to DCA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PSE
Origination airport name Mercedita Airport
City Ponce, PR
Country the United States
Latitude 18
Longitude -66.6

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


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