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The cheapest times to fly from IAD to PZB are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 13th
  • September 3rd to October 7th (except the week of September 17th)
  • October 22nd 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 PZB is late January. Prices can be as high as $2901 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $970 for Tuesday flights around late January.

 

When to Fly to Pietermaritzburg

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Pietermaritzburg (PZB) will usually cost between $970 to $2153 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 $1091. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2244. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1153 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1359 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to PZB flight.

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

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IAD to PZB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to PZB flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, 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 $268 (17%) 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 $1301. Return trip prices are from the PZB to IAD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from IAD to PZB 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 3 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 PZB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: King Shaka International Airport (DUR) in Durban

  • 43 miles (69 km) away from PZB
  • Usually 23.91% less expensive than PZB
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to DUR flights

 

Flight Hacking IAD to PZB

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 PZB — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $973
  • Average savings: $387 (28.44%)

See IAD to JNB flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (IAD > JFK > PZB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1230
  • Average savings: $130 (9.53%)

See IAD to JFK flights

Hack #3: Durban (IAD > DUR > PZB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1358
  • Average savings: $1 (0.07%)

See IAD to DUR flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Ethiopian, JetBlue, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, South African, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8373 miles or 13475 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to PZB flight is about 16 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Pietermaritzburg?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from IAD to PZB.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeIAD
Origination airport nameWashington Dulles International Airport
CityWashington, DC
Countrythe United States
Latitude38.9
Longitude-77.5

Return Airport

Destination codePZB
Destination airport namePietermaritzburg Airport
CityPietermaritzburg
CountrySouth Africa
Latitude-29.6
Longitude30.4

 

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