The cheapest times to fly from BWI to MQP are

  • January 1st to May 6th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • October 22nd to December 9th

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 MQP is late January. Prices can be as high as $5387 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1146 for Monday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Nelspruit

Flying from Baltimore, MD (BWI) to Nelspruit (MQP) will usually cost between $1160 to $3802 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 $1269. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3554. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2285 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1978 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BWI to MQP flight.

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

BWI to MQP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BWI to MQP 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 $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MQP, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into BWI. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Nelspruit, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Baltimore. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $617 (25%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1834. Return trip prices are from the MQP 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 MQP can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 47 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 MQP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Maputo Airport (MPM) in Maputo

  • 99 miles (159 km) away from MQP
  • Usually 14.81% less expensive than MQP
  • 2-layover flights available

See BWI to MPM flights

Destination alternative #2: Skukuza Airport (SZK) in Skukuza

  • 42 miles (68 km) away from MQP
  • Usually 3.29% less expensive than MQP
  • 2-layover flights available

See BWI to SZK flights


Flight Hacking BWI to MQP

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 MQP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (BWI > JNB > MQP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1073
  • Average savings: $905 (45.75%)

See BWI to JNB flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (BWI > JFK > MQP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1290
  • Average savings: $688 (34.78%)

See BWI to JFK flights

Hack #3: Cape Town (BWI > CPT > MQP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1345
  • Average savings: $633 (32%)

See BWI to CPT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, South African, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8220 miles or 13229 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BWI to MQP flight is about 15 hour 47 minutes.

How many flights go between Baltimore, MD and Nelspruit?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from BWI to MQP.


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 MQP
Destination airport name Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
City Nelspruit
Country South Africa
Latitude -25.4
Longitude 31.1


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