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The cheapest times to fly from IAD to LUG are

  • September 24th to April 1st (except the week of December 17th)

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 LUG is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1597 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $945 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.

 

When to Fly to Lugano

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Lugano (LUG) will usually cost between $945 to $1523 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 $982. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1446. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $464 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1163 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to LUG flight.

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

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IAD to LUG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to LUG 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

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LUG, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into IAD. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Lugano, and Wednesdays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $91 (7%) 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 $1111. Return trip prices are from the LUG 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 LUG 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 33 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 LUG while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Zurich Airport (ZRH) in Zurich

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 39.42% less expensive than LUG
  • Nonstop flights available

See IAD to ZRH flights

Destination alternative #2: Malpensa Airport (MXP) in Milan

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 30.35% less expensive than LUG
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to MXP flights

Destination alternative #3: Geneva Airport (GVA) in Geneva

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 31.43% less expensive than LUG
  • Nonstop flights available

See IAD to GVA flights

Destination alternative #4: Milano Linate Airport (LIN) in Milan

  • 42 miles (68 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 18.92% less expensive than LUG
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to LIN flights

Destination alternative #5: Euro Airport (BSL) in Mulhouse

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 28.42% less expensive than LUG
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to BSL flights

Destination alternative #6: Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH) in Friedrichshafen

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 2.24% less expensive than LUG
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to FDH flights

 

Flight Hacking IAD to LUG

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 LUG — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $735
  • Average savings: $429 (36.84%)

See IAD to JFK flights

Hack #2: Newark, NJ (IAD > EWR > LUG)

  • Price for both tickets: $820
  • Average savings: $343 (29.49%)

See IAD to EWR flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (IAD > LGA > LUG)

  • Price for both tickets: $847
  • Average savings: $316 (27.17%)

See IAD to LGA flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Icelandair, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4207 miles or 6770 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to LUG flight is about 8 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Lugano?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from IAD to LUG.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeIAD
Origination airport nameWashington Dulles International Airport
CityWashington, DC
Countrythe United States
Latitude38.9
Longitude-77.5

Return Airport

Destination codeLUG
Destination airport nameLugano Airport
CityLugano
CountrySwitzerland
Latitude46
Longitude8.9

 

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