The cheapest times to fly from ATH to IAD are

  • September 3rd to October 7th
  • October 22nd to March 25th (except the week of January 1st)

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 ATH to IAD is late January. Prices can be as high as $1200 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $510 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Athens (ATH) to Washington, DC (IAD) will usually cost between $516 to $852 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 $520. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $957. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $438 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $605 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATH to IAD flight.

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

ATH to IAD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATH to IAD flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Athens. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to IAD, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into ATH. 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 $86 (9%) 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 $597. Return trip prices are from the IAD to ATH 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 ATH 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 10 hour 16 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 ATH to IAD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from IAD
  • Usually 0.25% less expensive than IAD
  • 1-layover flights available

See ATH to DCA flights

Destination alternative #2: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 45 miles (72 km) away from IAD
  • Usually 0.25% less expensive than IAD
  • 1-layover flights available

See ATH to BWI flights


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

Hack #1: Oslo (ATH > OSL > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $527
  • Average savings: $78 (12.82%)

See ATH to CPH flights

Hack #2: Copenhagen (ATH > CPH > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $550
  • Average savings: $55 (9.02%)

See ATH to OSL flights

Hack #3: Amsterdam (ATH > AMS > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $594
  • Average savings: $11 (1.82%)

See ATH to AMS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 37 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air France, Air Serbia, Air Transat, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air International, Pakistan, Porter Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, SAS, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, United, Wizz Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5155 miles or 8296 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATH to IAD flight is about 10 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Athens and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 88 available flights from ATH to IAD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ATH
Origination airport name Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport
City Athens
Country Greece
Latitude 37.9
Longitude 23.9

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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