The cheapest times to fly from IAD to GOM are

  • January 8th to April 8th
  • September 10th to December 2nd

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 GOM is mid November. Prices can be as high as $2064 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $1272 for Thursday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Goma

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Goma (GOM) will usually cost between $1336 to $1969 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $1349. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1977. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $628 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1501 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to GOM flight.

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

IAD to GOM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to GOM 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 $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to GOM, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into IAD. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $181 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1469. Return trip prices are from the GOM 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 GOM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 55 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 GOM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kigali International Airport (KGL) in Kigali

  • 66 miles (106 km) away from GOM
  • Usually 33.41% less expensive than GOM
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to KGL flights

Destination alternative #2: Bujumbura International Airport (BJM) in Bujumbura

  • 114 miles (183 km) away from GOM
  • Usually 1.80% less expensive than GOM
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to BJM flights


Flight Hacking IAD to GOM

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 GOM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Entebbe/Kampala (IAD > EBB > GOM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1146
  • Average savings: $355 (23.65%)

See IAD to EBB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from IAD to GOM? 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, Austrian, Avianca, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Ethiopian, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Saudia, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7183 miles or 11560 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to GOM flight is about 13 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Goma?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from IAD to GOM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeGOM
Destination airport nameGoma Airport
Countrythe Democratic Republic of the Congo


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