The cheapest times to fly from PWM to DCA are
- March 19th to April 15th
- August 27th to March 4th (except the weeks of October 8th, November 19th, November 26th, December 24th, and February 12th)
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 PWM to DCA is early December. Prices can be as high as $570 for Sunday flights during early July, or as low as $201 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Washington
Flying from Portland, ME (PWM) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $202 to $365 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $209. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early July, with an average price of $362. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $153 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $245 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PWM to DCA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the PWM to DCA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the PWM to DCA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Portland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.32, 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 to Washington, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Portland. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $55 (19%) 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 PWM 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 PWM to DCA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 51 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 PWM to DCA while comparing.
- 143 miles (230 km) away from DCA
- Usually 2.65% less expensive than DCA
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from PWM to DCA? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Cape Air, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Portland International Jetport Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 481 miles or 774 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from PWM to DCA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop PWM to DCA flight is about 1 hour 51 minutes.
How many flights go between Portland, ME and Washington, DC?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 46 available flights from PWM to DCA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Portland International Jetport Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from PWM to DCA tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 24% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 40% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DCA heading for PWM about 11 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Washington, DC is about 7 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Republic: 9 minutes late
- PSA: 22 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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