The cheapest times to fly from IAD to LYS are
- January 1st to March 25th
- September 10th to March 25th (except the weeks of December 17th and December 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 LYS is early December. Prices can be as high as $1493 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $538 for Monday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Lyon
Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Lyon (LYS) will usually cost between $556 to $1252 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $604. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1319. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $715 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $820 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to LYS flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the IAD to LYS route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the IAD to LYS flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, 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. 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 $117 (12%) 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 $833. Return trip prices are from the LYS to IAD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from IAD to LYS 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 16 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 LYS while comparing.
- 61 miles (98 km) away from LYS
- Usually 2.74% less expensive than LYS
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Hacking IAD to LYS
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 LYS — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $617
- Average savings: $203 (24.76%)
- Price for both tickets: $693
- Average savings: $127 (15.49%)
- Price for both tickets: $714
- Average savings: $107 (12.99%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from IAD to LYS? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, SAS, Tap Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 4050 miles or 6518 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from IAD to LYS?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to LYS flight is about 8 hour 16 minutes.
How many flights go between Washington, DC and Lyon?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 71 available flights from IAD to LYS.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Washington Dulles International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Lyon Saint Exupery Airport|
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