The cheapest times to fly from IAD to GAY are

  • March 19th to August 19th (except the weeks of July 30th and August 6th)
  • September 3rd to October 14th (except the week of September 10th)

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 GAY is mid August. Prices can be as high as $7126 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1218 for Wednesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Gaya

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Gaya (GAY) will usually cost between $1259 to $4712 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $1670. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $4424. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2754 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2338 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to GAY flight.

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

IAD to GAY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to GAY flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Gaya, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $3036 (58%) 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 $1500. Return trip prices are from the GAY 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 GAY can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 11 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from IAD to GAY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ranchi Airport (IXR) in Ranchi

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from GAY
  • Usually 48.67% less expensive than GAY
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to IXR flights

Destination alternative #2: Jai Prakash Narayan International Patna Airport (PAT) in Patna

  • 59 miles (95 km) away from GAY
  • Usually 46.98% less expensive than GAY
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to PAT flights

Destination alternative #3: Lal Bahadur Shastri Varanasi International Airport (VNS) in Varanasi

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from GAY
  • Usually 45.70% less expensive than GAY
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to VNS flights


Flight Hacking IAD to GAY

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 GAY — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Delhi (IAD > DEL > GAY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1023
  • Average savings: $1315 (56.24%)

See IAD to DEL flights

Hack #2: Kolkata (IAD > CCU > GAY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1203
  • Average savings: $1135 (48.55%)

See IAD to CCU flights

Hack #3: Bangkok (IAD > BKK > GAY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1277
  • Average savings: $1061 (45.38%)

See IAD to BKK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air India, American, Austrian, Avianca, British Airways, Delta, Etihad, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7890 miles or 12698 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to GAY flight is about 15 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Gaya?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from IAD to GAY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeGAY
Destination airport nameGaya Airport


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