The cheapest times to fly from IAD to BJR 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 BJR is mid October. Prices can be as high as $2044 for Saturday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $1138 for Wednesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Bahir Dar

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Bahir Dar (BJR) will usually cost between $1156 to $1926 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $1162. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1892. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $730 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1274 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to BJR flight.

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

IAD to BJR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to BJR 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 $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to BJR, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into IAD. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Bahir Dar, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $99 (7%) 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 $1373. Return trip prices are from the BJR 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 BJR 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 33 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking IAD to BJR

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 BJR — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1252
  • Average savings: $22 (1.73%)

See IAD to ADD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Emirates, Ethiopian, Lufthansa, Saudia, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Bahir Dar Ginbot Haya International Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6985 miles or 11241 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to BJR flight is about 13 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Bahir Dar?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from IAD to BJR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeBJR
Destination airport nameBahir Dar Ginbot Haya International Airport
CityBahir Dar


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