The cheapest times to fly from RUH to IAD are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • March 19th to April 8th
  • April 30th to May 13th
  • September 3rd to December 2nd

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 RUH to IAD is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $1440 for Friday flights during late July, or as low as $785 for Wednesday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Riyadh (RUH) to Washington, DC (IAD) will usually cost between $787 to $1229 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $812. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1248. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $436 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $911 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RUH to IAD flight.

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

RUH to IAD Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to IAD, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into RUH. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Washington, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Riyadh. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $150 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $926. Return trip prices are from the IAD to RUH 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 RUH to IAD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 6 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 RUH to IAD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 45 miles (72 km) away from IAD
  • Usually 6.59% less expensive than IAD
  • 1-layover flights available

See RUH to BWI flights

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

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from IAD
  • Usually 0.88% less expensive than IAD
  • 1-layover flights available

See RUH to PHL flights


Flight Hacking RUH to IAD

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 RUH to IAD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Istanbul (RUH > SAW > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $852
  • Average savings: $59 (6.48%)

See RUH to IST flights

Hack #2: Istanbul (RUH > IST > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $858
  • Average savings: $53 (5.82%)

See RUH to SAW flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from RUH to IAD? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 25 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Gulf Air, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, MEA, Royal Air Maroc, Saudia, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Washington Dulles International Airport to King Khalid International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6736 miles or 10841 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from RUH to IAD?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RUH to IAD flight is about 13 hour 6 minutes.

How many flights go between Riyadh and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 75 available flights from RUH to IAD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RUH
Origination airport name King Khalid International Airport
City Riyadh
Country Saudi Arabia
Latitude 25
Longitude 46.7

Return Airport

Destination code IAD
Destination airport name Washington Dulles International Airport
City Washington, DC
Country the United States
Latitude 38.9
Longitude -77.5


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