The cheapest times to fly from IAD to CTG are

  • January 8th to May 6th (except the weeks of February 12th and April 2nd)
  • August 27th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)

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 CTG is late September. Prices can be as high as $1252 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $523 for Saturday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Cartagena

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Cartagena (CTG) will usually cost between $562 to $890 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $574. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1082. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $508 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $653 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to CTG flight.

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

IAD to CTG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to CTG 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 $0.21, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CTG, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into IAD. 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 $65 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $658. Return trip prices are from the CTG 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 CTG can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 32 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking IAD to CTG

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 CTG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Fort Lauderdale, FL (IAD > FLL > CTG)

  • Price for both tickets: $618
  • Average savings: $35 (5.36%)

See IAD to FLL flights

Hack #2: Miami, FL (IAD > MIA > CTG)

  • Price for both tickets: $644
  • Average savings: $10 (1.45%)

See IAD to MIA flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (IAD > JFK > CTG)

  • Price for both tickets: $645
  • Average savings: $9 (1.3%)

See IAD to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Avianca, Avianca El Salvador, COPA, Delta, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1973 miles or 3175 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to CTG flight is about 4 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Cartagena?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from IAD to CTG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeCTG
Destination airport nameRafael Nunez Airport


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