The cheapest times to fly from IAD to DUR are

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • 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 DUR is early October. Prices can be as high as $2238 for Saturday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $792 for Monday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Durban

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Durban (DUR) will usually cost between $813 to $1944 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 $841. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1994. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1154 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1034 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to DUR flight.

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

IAD to DUR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to DUR 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 $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DUR, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into IAD. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Durban, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $231 (17%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1103. Return trip prices are from the DUR 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 DUR can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 7 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking IAD to DUR

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 DUR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (IAD > JNB > DUR)

  • Price for both tickets: $855
  • Average savings: $179 (17.31%)

See IAD to JNB flights

Hack #2: Cape Town (IAD > CPT > DUR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1006
  • Average savings: $29 (2.76%)

See IAD to CPT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 27 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, MANGO, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8410 miles or 13535 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to DUR flight is about 16 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Durban?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 76 available flights from IAD to DUR.


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 DUR
Destination airport name King Shaka International Airport
City Durban
Country South Africa
Latitude -29.6
Longitude 31.1


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