The cheapest times to fly from IAD to AXU are

  • January 8th to May 27th (except the weeks of April 16th and April 23rd)
  • October 8th 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 AXU is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $2088 for Saturday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $1133 for Wednesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Aksum

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Axum (AXU) will usually cost between $1199 to $1922 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $1203. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1935. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $731 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1318 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to AXU flight.

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

IAD to AXU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to AXU flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to AXU, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into IAD. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Aksum, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $92 (6%) 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 $1416. Return trip prices are from the AXU 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 AXU can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 28 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 IAD to AXU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Asmara International Airport (ASM) in Asmara

  • 80 miles (129 km) away from AXU
  • Usually 19.62% less expensive than AXU
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to ASM flights


Flight Hacking IAD to AXU

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 AXU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Addis Ababa (IAD > ADD > AXU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1283
  • Average savings: $35 (2.62%)

See IAD to ADD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Lufthansa, Saudia, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Axum Atse Yohannes IV Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6932 miles or 11156 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to AXU flight is about 13 hour 28 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Axum?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from IAD to AXU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeAXU
Destination airport nameAxum Atse Yohannes IV Airport


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