The cheapest times to fly from ASM to IAD are

  • January 15th to May 13th (except the weeks of April 9th and April 16th)
  • October 8th to November 25th

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 ASM to IAD is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $1701 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $1170 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Asmara (ASM) to Washington, DC (IAD) will usually cost between $1196 to $1571 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $1196. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1570. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $374 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1291 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ASM to IAD flight.

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

ASM to IAD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ASM to IAD flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Asmara. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to IAD, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ASM. 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 $161 (12%) 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 $1292. Return trip prices are from the IAD to ASM 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 ASM to IAD 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 22 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ASM 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 ASM to IAD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Istanbul (ASM > IST > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1044
  • Average savings: $247 (19.13%)

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Hack #2: Cairo (ASM > CAI > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1066
  • Average savings: $225 (17.43%)

See ASM to IST flights

Hack #3: Addis Ababa (ASM > ADD > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1172
  • Average savings: $120 (9.26%)

See ASM to ADD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Finnair, Iberia, Lufthansa, Saudia, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6883 miles or 11077 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ASM to IAD flight is about 13 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Asmara and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from ASM to IAD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeASM
Origination airport nameAsmara International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeIAD
Destination airport nameWashington Dulles International Airport
CityWashington, DC
Countrythe United States


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