The cheapest times to fly from BWI to ILY are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • September 24th to October 14th
  • October 29th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 BWI to ILY is mid January. Prices can be as high as $2833 for Friday flights during mid July, or as low as $804 for Wednesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Islay

Flying from Baltimore, MD (BWI) to Islay (ILY) will usually cost between $806 to $1612 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $838. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $1789. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $951 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $917 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BWI to ILY flight.

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

BWI to ILY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BWI to ILY flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Baltimore. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ILY, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into BWI. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Islay, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Baltimore. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $746 (25%) 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 $933. Return trip prices are from the ILY to BWI 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 BWI to ILY can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 57 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 BWI to ILY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Glasgow Airport (GLA) in Glasgow

  • 72 miles (116 km) away from ILY
  • Usually 5.23% less expensive than ILY
  • 1-layover flights available

See BWI to GLA flights

Destination alternative #2: Edinburgh Airport (EDI) in Edinburgh

  • 114 miles (183 km) away from ILY
  • Usually 1.31% less expensive than ILY
  • 1-layover flights available

See BWI to EDI flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BWI to ILY? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, American, British Airways, Delta, Loganair, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Islay Airport to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3320 miles or 5343 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BWI to ILY?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BWI to ILY flight is about 6 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Baltimore, MD and Islay?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from BWI to ILY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BWI
Origination airport name Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
City Baltimore, MD
Country the United States
Latitude 39.2
Longitude -76.7

Return Airport

Destination code ILY
Destination airport name Islay Airport
City Islay
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 55.7
Longitude -6.3


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