The cheapest times to fly from IAD to KAO are

  • January 1st to May 13th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • September 17th to November 18th (except the weeks of September 24th and October 8th)

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 KAO is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $2791 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $879 for Wednesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Kuusamo

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Kuusamo (KAO) will usually cost between $879 to $1556 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $918. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1640. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $722 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1025 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to KAO flight.

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

IAD to KAO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to KAO 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 $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to KAO, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into IAD. Fridays 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 $128 (10%) 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 $1053. Return trip prices are from the KAO 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 KAO can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 35 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 KAO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Oulu Airport (OUL) in Oulu

  • 133 miles (214 km) away from KAO
  • Usually 10.59% less expensive than KAO
  • 2-layover flights available

See IAD to OUL flights

Destination alternative #2: Kemi Tornio Airport (KEM) in Kemi

  • 132 miles (212 km) away from KAO
  • Usually 6.83% less expensive than KAO
  • 2-layover flights available

See IAD to KEM flights

Destination alternative #3: Rovaniemi Airport (RVN) in Rovaniemi

  • 103 miles (166 km) away from KAO
  • Usually 5.66% less expensive than KAO
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to RVN flights


Flight Hacking IAD to KAO

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 KAO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Helsinki (IAD > HEL > KAO)

  • Price for both tickets: $895
  • Average savings: $130 (12.68%)

See IAD to HEL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, Lufthansa, SAS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4221 miles or 6793 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to KAO flight is about 8 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Kuusamo?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeKAO
Destination airport nameKuusamo Airport


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