The cheapest times to fly from SHE to DCA are

  • January 29th to April 22nd
  • September 3rd to December 2nd (except the week of September 24th)

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 SHE to DCA is early April. Prices can be as high as $2715 for Sunday flights during early January, or as low as $657 for Tuesday flights around early April.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Shenyang (SHE) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $765 to $1721 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early April with an average ticket price of $791. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1747. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $956 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1050 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHE to DCA flight.

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

SHE to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SHE to DCA flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Shenyang. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far 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 to Washington, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Shenyang. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $219 (16%) 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 $1021. Return trip prices are from the DCA to SHE 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 SHE 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 13 hour 5 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 SHE to DCA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) in Harrisburg, PA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 4.95% less expensive than DCA
  • 2-layover flights available

See SHE to MDT flights

Destination alternative #2: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 4.86% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SHE to PHL flights


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

Hack #1: New York, NY (SHE > JFK > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $887
  • Average savings: $164 (15.57%)

See SHE to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (SHE > LAX > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $970
  • Average savings: $81 (7.67%)

See SHE to JFK flights

Hack #3: Hong Kong (SHE > HKG > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1005
  • Average savings: $46 (4.33%)

See SHE to HKG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, ANA, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Shenzhen, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6726 miles or 10824 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHE to DCA flight is about 13 hour 5 minutes.

How many flights go between Shenyang and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from SHE to DCA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSHE
Origination airport nameTaoxian Airport

Return Airport

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


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