The cheapest times to fly from IAD to CEN are

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the week of March 5th)
  • April 16th to June 10th (except the week of May 21st)
  • August 13th to October 7th

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 CEN is late January. Prices can be as high as $2524 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $590 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Ciudad Obregón

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Ciudad Obregon (CEN) will usually cost between $620 to $1063 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 $639. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1409. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $770 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $708 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to CEN flight.

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

IAD to CEN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to CEN flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $221 (24%) 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 $661. Return trip prices are from the CEN 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 CEN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 37 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 CEN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: General Ignacio P. Garcia International Airport (HMO) in Hermosillo

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from CEN
  • Usually 12.08% less expensive than CEN
  • 2-layover flights available

See IAD to HMO flights


Flight Hacking IAD to CEN

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 CEN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Guadalajara (IAD > GDL > CEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $559
  • Average savings: $149 (20.99%)

See IAD to GDL flights

Hack #2: Mexico City (IAD > MEX > CEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $642
  • Average savings: $66 (9.26%)

See IAD to MEX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, COPA, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2021 miles or 3252 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to CEN flight is about 4 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Ciudad Obregon?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from IAD to CEN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code IAD
Origination airport name Washington Dulles International Airport
City Washington, DC
Country the United States
Latitude 38.9
Longitude -77.5

Return Airport

Destination code CEN
Destination airport name Ciudad Obregon International Airport
City Ciudad Obregon
Country Mexico
Latitude 27.4
Longitude -109.8


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