The cheapest times to fly from IAD to GAN are

  • January 8th to May 6th (except the week of January 22nd)
  • September 3rd to November 11th

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 GAN is early May. Prices can be as high as $7144 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $1124 for Friday flights around early May.


When to Fly to Gan

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Gan Island (GAN) will usually cost between $1157 to $2603 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early May with an average ticket price of $1168. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $3753. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2585 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1369 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to GAN flight.

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

IAD to GAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to GAN flight is slightly 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 $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to fly to GAN, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into IAD. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Gan, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $184 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1428. Return trip prices are from the GAN 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 GAN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 33 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking IAD to GAN

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 GAN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Colombo (IAD > CMB > GAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1303
  • Average savings: $66 (4.82%)

See IAD to CMB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, ANA, British Airways, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair, Iberia, JAL, KLM, Lufthansa, Saudia, SriLankan, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9205 miles or 14814 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to GAN flight is about 17 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Gan Island?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from IAD to GAN.


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 GAN
Destination airport name Gan Island Airport
City Gan Island
Country the Maldives
Latitude -0.7
Longitude 73.2


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