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The cheapest times to fly from IAD to LEJ are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • September 10th to December 16th (except the week of September 24th)

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 LEJ is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $2052 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $898 for Thursday flights around early to mid January.

 

When to Fly to Leipzig

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Leipzig (LEJ) will usually cost between $966 to $1702 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 $1016. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1659. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $644 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1143 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to LEJ flight.

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

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IAD to LEJ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to LEJ flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LEJ, 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 $182 (13%) 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 $1125. Return trip prices are from the LEJ to IAD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from IAD to LEJ 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 29 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 LEJ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tegel Airport (TXL) in Berlin

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from LEJ
  • Usually 37.01% less expensive than LEJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to TXL flights

Destination alternative #2: Ruzyne Airport (PRG) in Prague

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from LEJ
  • Usually 27.12% less expensive than LEJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to PRG flights

Destination alternative #3: Hannover Airport (HAJ) in Hannover

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from LEJ
  • Usually 3.98% less expensive than LEJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to HAJ flights

Destination alternative #4: Nuernberg Airport (NUE) in Nuremberg

  • 142 miles (229 km) away from LEJ
  • Usually 0.83% less expensive than LEJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to NUE flights

 

Flight Hacking IAD to LEJ

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 LEJ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Frankfurt (IAD > FRA > LEJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $775
  • Average savings: $369 (32.24%)

See IAD to FRA flights

Hack #2: Munich (IAD > MUC > LEJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $840
  • Average savings: $304 (26.55%)

See IAD to MUC flights

Hack #3: Zurich (IAD > ZRH > LEJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $888
  • Average savings: $256 (22.35%)

See IAD to ZRH flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Austrian, Lufthansa, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4172 miles or 6714 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to LEJ flight is about 8 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Leipzig?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from IAD to LEJ.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code IAD
Origination airport name Washington Dulles International Airport
City Washington, DC
Country the United States
Latitude 38.9
Longitude -77.5

Return Airport

Destination code LEJ
Destination airport name Leipzig Halle Airport
City Leipzig
Country Germany
Latitude 51.4
Longitude 12.2

 

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