The cheapest times to fly from SZX 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 SZX to DCA is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $2773 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $707 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Shenzhen (SZX) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $786 to $1783 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 $779. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1756. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $977 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1034 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SZX to DCA flight.

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

SZX to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SZX to DCA flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Shenzhen. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DCA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SZX. 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 $218 (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 $1035. Return trip prices are from the DCA to SZX 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 SZX 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 15 hour 37 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $962
  • Average savings: $72 (6.96%)

See SZX to JFK flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1013
  • Average savings: $21 (2.03%)

See SZX to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Brussels Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Etihad, Hainan, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shenzhen, SWISS, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Bao’an International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8129 miles or 13082 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SZX to DCA flight is about 15 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Shenzhen 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 SZX to DCA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SZX
Origination airport name Bao’an International Airport
City Shenzhen
Country China
Latitude 22.6
Longitude 113.8

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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