The cheapest times to fly from SCL to DCA are

  • January 15th to April 1st (except the week of February 26th)
  • July 30th to December 2nd (except the weeks of September 10th and October 8th)

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 SCL to DCA is late January. Prices can be as high as $1602 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $602 for Monday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Santiago (SCL) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $686 to $1129 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 $758. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1279. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $522 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $888 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SCL to DCA flight.

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

SCL to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SCL to DCA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Santiago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DCA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SCL. Saturdays 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 $101 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $831. Return trip prices are from the DCA to SCL 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 SCL 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 9 hour 60 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 SCL to DCA while comparing.

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

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 4.23% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SCL to IAD flights


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

Hack #1: Lima (SCL > LIM > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $757
  • Average savings: $131 (14.7%)

See SCL to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (SCL > JFK > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $867
  • Average savings: $21 (2.31%)

See SCL to LIM flights

Hack #3: Chicago, IL (SCL > ORD > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $882
  • Average savings: $6 (0.62%)

See SCL to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5007 miles or 8058 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SCL to DCA flight is about 9 hour 60 minutes.

How many flights go between Santiago and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 76 available flights from SCL to DCA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SCL
Origination airport name Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport
City Santiago
Country Chile
Latitude -33.4
Longitude -70.8

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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