The cheapest times to fly from IAD to MRS are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • September 3rd to March 25th (except the weeks of October 8th, 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 MRS is late January. Prices can be as high as $1473 for Saturday flights during mid May, or as low as $505 for Wednesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Marseille

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Marseille (MRS) will usually cost between $563 to $1271 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 $601. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $1276. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $675 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $877 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to MRS flight.

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

IAD to MRS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to MRS 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

Wednesday 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 $217 (20%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $829. Return trip prices are from the MRS 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 MRS 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 24 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 MRS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Nice Cote D Azur Airport (NCE) in Nice

  • 101 miles (163 km) away from MRS
  • Usually 29.53% less expensive than MRS
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to NCE flights


Flight Hacking IAD to MRS

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 MRS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (IAD > LHR > MRS)

  • Price for both tickets: $627
  • Average savings: $250 (28.51%)

See IAD to LHR flights

Hack #2: Lisbon (IAD > LIS > MRS)

  • Price for both tickets: $707
  • Average savings: $171 (19.44%)

See IAD to LIS flights

Hack #3: London (IAD > LGW > MRS)

  • Price for both tickets: $732
  • Average savings: $146 (16.59%)

See IAD to LGW flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from IAD to MRS? 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, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4126 miles or 6640 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to MRS flight is about 8 hour 24 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Marseille?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 75 available flights from IAD to MRS.


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 MRS
Destination airport name Marseille Provence Airport
City Marseille
Country France
Latitude 43.4
Longitude 5.2


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