The cheapest times to fly from IAD to NOU are

  • February 19th to May 6th
  • July 30th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 22nd and October 29th)

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 NOU is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $5561 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $1639 for Monday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Noumea

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Noumea (NOU) will usually cost between $1734 to $3104 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $1807. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $3316. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1509 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2205 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to NOU flight.

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

IAD to NOU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to NOU flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, 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. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Noumea, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $326 (14%) 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 $2122. Return trip prices are from the NOU 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 NOU can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 22 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking IAD to NOU

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 NOU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Sydney (IAD > SYD > NOU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1700
  • Average savings: $505 (22.89%)

See IAD to SYD flights

Hack #2: Melbourne (IAD > MEL > NOU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1767
  • Average savings: $438 (19.87%)

See IAD to MEL flights

Hack #3: Auckland (IAD > AKL > NOU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1773
  • Average savings: $432 (19.6%)

See IAD to AKL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Aircalin, Alaska, American, Delta, Fiji Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Noumea La Tontouta Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8548 miles or 13757 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to NOU flight is about 16 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Noumea?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from IAD to NOU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeNOU
Destination airport nameNoumea La Tontouta Airport
CountryNew Caledonia


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