The cheapest times to fly from RDD to DCA are

  • January 1st to March 11th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 13th to November 18th (except the week of November 5th)
  • early December

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 RDD to DCA is late January. Prices can be as high as $1136 for Sunday flights during early to mid June, or as low as $372 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Redding, CA (RDD) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $407 to $1048 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $440. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid June, with an average price of $1027. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $587 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $693 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDD to DCA flight.

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

RDD to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDD to DCA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Redding. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, 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 $260 (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 $582. Return trip prices are from the DCA to RDD 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 RDD 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 5 hour 16 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 RDD to DCA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 30.97% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See RDD to IAD flights

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

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 13.50% less expensive than DCA
  • 2-layover flights available

See RDD to RIC flights


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

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (RDD > LAX > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $686
  • Average savings: $7 (0.94%)

See RDD to LAX flights

Hack #2: Seattle, WA (RDD > SEA > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $692
  • Average savings: $1 (0.14%)

See RDD to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2382 miles or 3833 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDD to DCA flight is about 5 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Redding, CA and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from RDD to DCA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeRDD
Origination airport nameRedding Municipal Airport
CityRedding, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeDCA
Destination airport nameRonald Reagan Washington National Airport
CityWashington, DC
Countrythe United States


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