The cheapest times to fly from IAD to LPQ are

  • January 29th to March 11th
  • April 2nd to April 15th
  • July 9th to July 22nd
  • August 20th to December 9th (except the week of October 1st)

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 LPQ is early to mid April. Prices can be as high as $8336 for Monday flights during late May to early June, or as low as $1015 for Tuesday flights around early to mid April.


When to Fly to Luang Prabang

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Luang Phabang (LPQ) will usually cost between $1280 to $4849 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid April with an average ticket price of $1315. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late May to early June, with an average price of $4604. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3289 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1491 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to LPQ flight.

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

IAD to LPQ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to LPQ 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

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Luang Prabang, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1205 (42%) 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 $1424. Return trip prices are from the LPQ 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 LPQ can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 3 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 LPQ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Wattay International Airport (VTE) in Vientiane

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from LPQ
  • Usually 3.62% less expensive than LPQ
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to VTE flights


Flight Hacking IAD to LPQ

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 LPQ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Bangkok (IAD > BKK > LPQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1085
  • Average savings: $407 (27.26%)

See IAD to BKK flights

Hack #2: Hanoi (IAD > HAN > LPQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1158
  • Average savings: $333 (22.33%)

See IAD to HAN flights

Hack #3: Singapore (IAD > SIN > LPQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1239
  • Average savings: $252 (16.9%)

See IAD to SIN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air France, American, ANA, Bangkok Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Garuda Indonesia, Iberia, JAL, KLM, Lao Airlines, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar Airways, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, Vietnam Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8369 miles or 13469 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to LPQ flight is about 16 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Luang Phabang?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from IAD to LPQ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeLPQ
Destination airport nameLuang Phabang International Airport
CityLuang Phabang


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