The cheapest times to fly from IAD to APL are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • September 10th to December 2nd

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 IAD to APL is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $3544 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $1264 for Tuesday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to Nampula

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Nampula (APL) will usually cost between $1275 to $2512 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $1446. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2585. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1140 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1675 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to APL flight.

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

IAD to APL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to APL flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to APL, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into IAD. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Nampula, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $451 (22%) 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 $1620. Return trip prices are from the APL to IAD 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 IAD to APL 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 55 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking IAD to APL

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 IAD to APL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (IAD > JNB > APL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1187
  • Average savings: $488 (29.13%)

See IAD to JNB flights

Hack #2: Maputo (IAD > MPM > APL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1509
  • Average savings: $166 (9.91%)

See IAD to MPM flights

Hack #3: Lilongwe (IAD > LLW > APL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1667
  • Average savings: $9 (0.51%)

See IAD to LLW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, KLM, LAM, Lufthansa, South African, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8297 miles or 13353 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to APL flight is about 15 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Nampula?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from IAD to APL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeIAD
Origination airport nameWashington Dulles International Airport
CityWashington, DC
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeAPL
Destination airport nameNampula Airport


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