The cheapest times to fly from IAD to ELQ are

  • January 15th to June 17th

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 ELQ is late April. Prices can be as high as $6593 for Thursday flights during late October to early November, or as low as $843 for Wednesday flights around late April.


When to Fly to Al Qassim

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Gassim (ELQ) will usually cost between $897 to $2980 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late April with an average ticket price of $957. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late October to early November, with an average price of $2509. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1552 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1074 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to ELQ flight.

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

IAD to ELQ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to ELQ flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ELQ, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into IAD. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Al Qassim, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $538 (30%) 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 $1191. Return trip prices are from the ELQ 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 ELQ 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 46 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking IAD to ELQ

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 ELQ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Dammam (IAD > DMM > ELQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1041
  • Average savings: $34 (3.12%)

See IAD to DMM flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, CSA, Delta, EgyptAir, Etihad, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Saudia, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Prince Naif Bin Abdulaziz Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6546 miles or 10535 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to ELQ flight is about 12 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Gassim?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeELQ
Destination airport namePrince Naif Bin Abdulaziz Airport
CountrySaudi Arabia


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