The cheapest times to fly from IAD to TPQ are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • May 7th to June 10th
  • August 13th to December 2nd (except the weeks of October 29th and November 19th)

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 TPQ is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1385 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $796 for Monday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Tepic

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Tepic (TPQ) will usually cost between $831 to $1120 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $830. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1208. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $378 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $842 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to TPQ flight.

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

IAD to TPQ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to TPQ 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 $0.26, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TPQ, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into IAD. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Tepic, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $34 (4%) 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 $868. Return trip prices are from the TPQ 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 TPQ can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 37 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 TPQ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) in Puerto Vallarta

  • 58 miles (93 km) away from TPQ
  • Usually 55.94% less expensive than TPQ
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to PVR flights

Destination alternative #2: Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International Airport (GDL) in Guadalajara

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from TPQ
  • Usually 51.78% less expensive than TPQ
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to GDL flights


Flight Hacking IAD to TPQ

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 TPQ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Puerto Vallarta (IAD > PVR > TPQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $590
  • Average savings: $252 (29.93%)

See IAD to PVR flights

Hack #2: Mexico City (IAD > MEX > TPQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $594
  • Average savings: $249 (29.51%)

See IAD to MEX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Avianca, COPA, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2021 miles or 3252 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to TPQ flight is about 4 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Tepic?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeTPQ
Destination airport nameTepic Airport


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