The cheapest times to fly from IAD to MQP are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 27th
  • October 29th 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 MQP is late January. Prices can be as high as $2913 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $969 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Nelspruit

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Nelspruit (MQP) will usually cost between $975 to $2133 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1064. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2238. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1174 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1260 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to MQP flight.

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

IAD to MQP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to MQP 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 $0.09, 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. 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 $282 (18%) 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 $1263. Return trip prices are from the MQP 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 MQP can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 51 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 MQP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Maputo Airport (MPM) in Maputo

  • 99 miles (159 km) away from MQP
  • Usually 0.16% less expensive than MQP
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to MPM flights


Flight Hacking IAD to MQP

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 MQP — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1005
  • Average savings: $255 (20.24%)

See IAD to JNB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Ethiopian, JetBlue, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, South African, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8259 miles or 13292 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to MQP flight is about 15 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Nelspruit?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from IAD to MQP.


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 MQP
Destination airport name Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
City Nelspruit
Country South Africa
Latitude -25.4
Longitude 31.1


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