The cheapest times to fly from IAD to TUO are

  • February 5th to June 17th (except the weeks of March 26th and April 2nd)
  • September 3rd to September 23rd
  • October 15th to November 18th

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 TUO is mid May. Prices can be as high as $3321 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $1155 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Taupo

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Taupo (TUO) will usually cost between $1357 to $2749 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $1330. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2958. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1628 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1623 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to TUO flight.

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

IAD to TUO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to TUO flight is 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 $0.12, 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 to Taupo, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $183 (10%) 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 $1651. Return trip prices are from the TUO 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 TUO 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 27 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 TUO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Auckland International Airport (AKL) in Auckland

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from TUO
  • Usually 18.30% less expensive than TUO
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to AKL flights


Flight Hacking IAD to TUO

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 TUO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Auckland (IAD > AKL > TUO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1393
  • Average savings: $231 (14.2%)

See IAD to AKL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Fiji Airways, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8595 miles or 13832 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to TUO flight is about 16 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Taupo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from IAD to TUO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeTUO
Destination airport nameTaupo Airport
CountryNew Zealand


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