The cheapest times to fly from IAD to KAN are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • May 7th to July 1st
  • 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 KAN is early to mid May. Prices can be as high as $7033 for Wednesday flights during late July, or as low as $900 for Tuesday flights around early to mid May.


When to Fly to Kano

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Kano (KAN) will usually cost between $938 to $5162 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid May with an average ticket price of $1355. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $2891. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1536 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1609 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to KAN flight.

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

IAD to KAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to KAN flight is 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 $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to KAN, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into IAD. Wednesdays 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 $7325 (61%) 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 $1051. Return trip prices are from the KAN 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 KAN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 51 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking IAD to KAN

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 KAN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (IAD > JFK > KAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1275
  • Average savings: $334 (20.76%)

See IAD to JFK flights

Hack #2: Cairo (IAD > CAI > KAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1422
  • Average savings: $187 (11.62%)

See IAD to CAI flights

Hack #3: Jeddah (IAD > JED > KAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1524
  • Average savings: $85 (5.28%)

See IAD to JED flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Avianca, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, EgyptAir, Ethiopian, Finnair, Iberia, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, Saudia, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5483 miles or 8824 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to KAN flight is about 10 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Kano?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from IAD to KAN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeKAN
Destination airport nameMallam Aminu Kano International Airport


Other Resources

Please note that while we’ve worked hard to analyzed tens of millions of flights to get you this data, we do not calculate current live prices or guarantee pricing. Please see our partners using the links above for current offers.