The cheapest times to fly from IAD to LVI are

  • January 8th to May 27th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • 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 LVI is mid February. Prices can be as high as $2855 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $968 for Monday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to Livingstone

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Livingstone (LVI) will usually cost between $991 to $2367 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $1004. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2418. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1415 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1299 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to LVI flight.

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

IAD to LVI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to LVI 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 $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Livingstone, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $283 (18%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1202. Return trip prices are from the LVI 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 LVI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 49 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 LVI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Victoria Falls International Airport (VFA) in Victoria Falls

  • 19 miles (31 km) away from LVI
  • Usually 0.77% less expensive than LVI
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to VFA flights


Flight Hacking IAD to LVI

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 LVI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (IAD > JNB > LVI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1092
  • Average savings: $208 (15.97%)

See IAD to JNB flights

Hack #2: Cape Town (IAD > CPT > LVI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1261
  • Average savings: $38 (2.93%)

See IAD to CPT flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (IAD > JFK > LVI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1294
  • Average savings: $6 (0.42%)

See IAD to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Etihad, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Harry Mwanga Nkumbula Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7685 miles or 12368 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to LVI flight is about 14 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Livingstone?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from IAD to LVI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeLVI
Destination airport nameHarry Mwanga Nkumbula Airport


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