The cheapest times to fly from IAD to HDS are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 23rd to May 27th (except the week of May 14th)
  • September 10th to October 7th (except the week of September 24th)
  • October 22nd to December 9th

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 HDS is early February. Prices can be as high as $3151 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $992 for Monday flights around early February.


When to Fly to Hoedspruit

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Hoedspruit (HDS) will usually cost between $1028 to $2263 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $1181. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2364. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1184 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1401 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to HDS flight.

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

IAD to HDS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to HDS 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 $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to HDS, 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 $289 (17%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1360. Return trip prices are from the HDS 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 HDS 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 46 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 HDS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Maputo Airport (MPM) in Maputo

  • 149 miles (240 km) away from HDS
  • Usually 10.21% less expensive than HDS
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to MPM flights

Destination alternative #2: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP) in Nelspruit

  • 72 miles (116 km) away from HDS
  • Usually 10.06% less expensive than HDS
  • 2-layover flights available

See IAD to MQP flights

Destination alternative #3: Kruger Park Gateway Airport (PHW) in Phalaborwa

  • 31 miles (50 km) away from HDS
  • Usually 2.78% less expensive than HDS
  • 2-layover flights available

See IAD to PHW flights


Flight Hacking IAD to HDS

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 HDS — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1058
  • Average savings: $343 (24.46%)

See IAD to JNB flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (IAD > JFK > HDS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1304
  • Average savings: $97 (6.92%)

See IAD to JFK flights

Hack #3: Cape Town (IAD > CPT > HDS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1366
  • Average savings: $35 (2.5%)

See IAD to CPT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Austrian, British Airways, Delta, JetBlue, Lufthansa, South African, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8212 miles or 13216 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to HDS flight is about 15 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Hoedspruit?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from IAD to HDS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeHDS
Destination airport nameHoedspruit Airport
CountrySouth Africa


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