The cheapest times to fly from IAD to CIT are

  • March 26th to July 29th (except the week of July 16th)
  • August 20th to October 21st

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 CIT is early October. Prices can be as high as $8572 for Friday flights during early November, or as low as $929 for Wednesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Shymkent

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Shimkent (CIT) will usually cost between $1543 to $7715 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $1495. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early November, with an average price of $6239. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $4744 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4437 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to CIT flight.

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

IAD to CIT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to CIT flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.43, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CIT, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into IAD. Fridays 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 $5149 (69%) 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 $3055. Return trip prices are from the CIT 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 CIT can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 35 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 CIT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tashkent Yuzhny Airport (TAS) in Tashkent

  • 77 miles (124 km) away from CIT
  • Usually 78.18% less expensive than CIT
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to TAS flights


Flight Hacking IAD to CIT

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 CIT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Almaty (IAD > ALA > CIT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1031
  • Average savings: $3407 (76.77%)

See IAD to ALA flights

Hack #2: Astana (IAD > TSE > CIT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1042
  • Average savings: $3396 (76.53%)

See IAD to TSE flights

Hack #3: Dubai (IAD > DXB > CIT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1224
  • Average savings: $3213 (72.42%)

See IAD to DXB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air France, atlasglobal, British Airways, Delta, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6447 miles or 10375 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to CIT flight is about 12 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Shimkent?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeCIT
Destination airport nameShymkent Airport


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