The cheapest times to fly from FRA to IAD are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 16th to June 17th (except the weeks of May 7th and May 28th)
  • October 15th 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 FRA to IAD is late January. Prices can be as high as $1143 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $468 for Monday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Frankfurt (FRA) to Washington, DC (IAD) will usually cost between $489 to $1019 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 $506. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1081. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $576 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $622 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FRA to IAD flight.

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

FRA to IAD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FRA to IAD flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Frankfurt. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $160 (19%) 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 $615. Return trip prices are from the IAD to FRA 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 FRA to IAD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 18 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from FRA to IAD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from IAD
  • Usually 7.64% less expensive than IAD
  • Nonstop flights available

See FRA to PHL flights


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

Hack #1: Copenhagen (FRA > CPH > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $507
  • Average savings: $115 (18.42%)

See FRA to DUB flights

Hack #2: Dublin (FRA > DUB > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $508
  • Average savings: $114 (18.26%)

See FRA to CPH flights

Hack #3: Oslo (FRA > OSL > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $541
  • Average savings: $81 (13.03%)

See FRA to OSL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 30 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Porter Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4070 miles or 6550 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FRA to IAD flight is about 8 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Frankfurt and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 71 available flights from FRA to IAD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code FRA
Origination airport name Frankfurt Main Airport
City Frankfurt
Country Germany
Latitude 50
Longitude 8.6

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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