The cheapest times to fly from IAD to CAN are
- January 22nd to April 8th (except the week of January 29th)
- August 20th 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 IAD to CAN is mid November. Prices can be as high as $1570 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $662 for Tuesday flights around mid November.
When to Fly to Guangzhou
Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Guangzhou (CAN) will usually cost between $675 to $1392 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $686. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1420. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $734 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $921 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to CAN flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the IAD to CAN route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the IAD to CAN flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Guangzhou, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $170 (14%) 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 $900. Return trip prices are from the CAN to IAD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from IAD to CAN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 31 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 CAN while comparing.
- 84 miles (135 km) away from CAN
- Usually 2.93% less expensive than CAN
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Hacking IAD to CAN
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 CAN — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $910
- Average savings: $11 (1.19%)
- Price for both tickets: $913
- Average savings: $8 (0.87%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from IAD to CAN? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 29 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, EVA Air, Hainan, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Baiyun International Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 8072 miles or 12991 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from IAD to CAN?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to CAN flight is about 15 hour 31 minutes.
How many flights go between Washington, DC and Guangzhou?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 87 available flights from IAD to CAN.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Washington Dulles International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Baiyun International Airport|
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