The cheapest times to fly from IAD to FRW are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 6th (except the week of April 23rd)
  • August 20th to October 7th (except the week of August 27th)
  • October 22nd to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 FRW is late January. Prices can be as high as $3086 for Thursday flights during late December, or as low as $984 for Wednesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Francistown

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Francistown (FRW) will usually cost between $1107 to $2515 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 $1400. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2602. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1202 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1727 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to FRW flight.

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

IAD to FRW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to FRW flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to FRW, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into IAD. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Francistown, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $457 (23%) 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 $1427. Return trip prices are from the FRW 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 FRW can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 13 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking IAD to FRW

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 FRW — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1147
  • Average savings: $581 (33.61%)

See IAD to JNB flights

Hack #2: Gaborone (IAD > GBE > FRW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1189
  • Average savings: $538 (31.15%)

See IAD to GBE flights

Hack #3: Maun (IAD > MUB > FRW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1682
  • Average savings: $46 (2.63%)

See IAD to MUB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Botswana, Air France, British Airways, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7906 miles or 12723 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to FRW flight is about 15 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Francistown?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from IAD to FRW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeFRW
Destination airport nameFrancistown Airport


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