The cheapest times to fly from IAD to SCE are

  • June 4th to October 7th (except the weeks of July 30th, August 20th, September 3rd, and September 24th)
  • late October
  • December 3rd to May 20th (except the weeks of December 10th, February 12th, February 26th, March 12th, April 2nd, and May 7th)

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 SCE is late December. Prices can be as high as $832 for Friday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $325 for Wednesday flights around late December.


When to Fly to State College

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to State College, PA (SCE) will usually cost between $325 to $356 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $325. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $426. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $101 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $341 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to SCE flight.

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

IAD to SCE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to SCE flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.59, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SCE, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into IAD. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to State College, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $13 (4%) 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 $325. Return trip prices are from the SCE 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 SCE can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 13 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from IAD to SCE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) in Pittsburgh, PA

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from SCE
  • Usually 2.64% less expensive than SCE
  • Nonstop flights available

See IAD to PIT flights

Destination alternative #2: Erie International/Tom Ridge Field Airport (ERI) in Erie, PA

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from SCE
  • Usually 1.76% less expensive than SCE
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to ERI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 133 miles or 214 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to SCE flight is about 1 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and State College, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from IAD to SCE.


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 SCE
Destination airport name University Park Airport
City State College, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 40.9
Longitude -77.8


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