The cheapest times to fly from BWI to MEC are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • August 13th to December 16th (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 MEC is early October. Prices can be as high as $3848 for Friday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $670 for Sunday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Manta

Flying from Baltimore, MD (BWI) to Manta (MEC) will usually cost between $840 to $3074 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $1006. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $2952. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1945 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1504 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BWI to MEC flight.

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

BWI to MEC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BWI to MEC flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Baltimore. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.34, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $943 (37%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1323. Return trip prices are from the MEC 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 MEC can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 59 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 MEC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) in Guayaquil

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from MEC
  • Usually 56.52% less expensive than MEC
  • 1-layover flights available

See BWI to GYE flights


Flight Hacking BWI to MEC

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 BWI to MEC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Quito (BWI > UIO > MEC)

  • Price for both tickets: $664
  • Average savings: $841 (55.88%)

See BWI to UIO flights

Hack #2: Fort Lauderdale, FL (BWI > FLL > MEC)

  • Price for both tickets: $800
  • Average savings: $704 (46.81%)

See BWI to FLL flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (BWI > JFK > MEC)

  • Price for both tickets: $839
  • Average savings: $666 (44.25%)

See BWI to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Avianca, Delta, LATAM, TAME, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2783 miles or 4479 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BWI to MEC flight is about 5 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between Baltimore, MD and Manta?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from BWI to MEC.


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 MEC
Destination airport name Eloy Alfaro International Airport
City Manta
Country Ecuador
Latitude -0.9
Longitude -80.7


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