The cheapest times to fly from IAD to MLE are

  • January 8th to February 11th
  • February 26th to May 13th (except the weeks of March 12th, April 2nd, and April 9th)
  • September 3rd to December 2nd

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 MLE is late September. Prices can be as high as $1970 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $967 for Monday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Malé

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Male (MLE) will usually cost between $987 to $1590 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September 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 $1753. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $749 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1125 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to MLE flight.

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

IAD to MLE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to MLE 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 $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MLE, and Wednesday 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 $191 (11%) 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 $1150. Return trip prices are from the MLE 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 MLE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 3 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking IAD to MLE

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 MLE — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1120
  • Average savings: $6 (0.49%)

See IAD to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 34 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, Avianca, Bangkok Airways, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Iberia, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8927 miles or 14367 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to MLE flight is about 17 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Male?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 60 available flights from IAD to MLE.


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 MLE
Destination airport name Velana International Airport
City Male
Country the Maldives
Latitude 4.2
Longitude 73.5


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