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The cheapest times to fly from IAD to GPS are

  • January 22nd to February 11th
  • March 5th to June 3rd (except the weeks of April 2nd and April 9th)
  • September 3rd to December 9th (except the weeks of October 22nd and 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 GPS is late September. Prices can be as high as $1833 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $834 for Tuesday flights around late September.

 

When to Fly to Baltra Island

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Galapagos Islands (GPS) will usually cost between $839 to $1432 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $834. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1576. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $742 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $927 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to GPS flight.

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

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IAD to GPS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to GPS flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Baltra Island, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $158 (15%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $976. Return trip prices are from the GPS to IAD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from IAD to GPS can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 6 minutes may not be realistic.

 

Flight Hacking IAD to GPS

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 GPS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Quito (IAD > UIO > GPS)

  • Price for both tickets: $758
  • Average savings: $170 (18.28%)

See IAD to UIO flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, LATAM, TAME, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2839 miles or 4569 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to GPS flight is about 6 hour 6 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Galapagos Islands?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from IAD to GPS.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeIAD
Origination airport nameWashington Dulles International Airport
CityWashington, DC
Countrythe United States
Latitude38.9
Longitude-77.5

Return Airport

Destination codeGPS
Destination airport nameBaltra Airport
CityGalapagos Islands
CountryEcuador
Latitude-0.4
Longitude-90.3

 

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