The cheapest times to fly from IAD to VLI are

  • January 8th to June 3rd (except the weeks of April 2nd and April 30th)
  • August 20th to October 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 VLI is early September. Prices can be as high as $3573 for Tuesday flights during late December, or as low as $1286 for Thursday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Port Vila

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Port Vila (VLI) will usually cost between $1344 to $2355 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $1501. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2566. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1065 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1732 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to VLI flight.

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

IAD to VLI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to VLI 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 $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to VLI, and Friday the cheapest day to fly back into IAD. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Port Vila, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $534 (24%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1580. Return trip prices are from the VLI 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 VLI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 52 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking IAD to VLI

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 VLI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (IAD > LAX > VLI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1439
  • Average savings: $293 (16.92%)

See IAD to LAX flights

Hack #2: Nadi (IAD > NAN > VLI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1587
  • Average savings: $145 (8.37%)

See IAD to NAN flights

Hack #3: Sydney (IAD > SYD > VLI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1703
  • Average savings: $29 (1.67%)

See IAD to SYD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Air Vanuatu, Alaska, American, Fiji Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8267 miles or 13304 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to VLI flight is about 15 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Port Vila?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeVLI
Destination airport namePort Vila Airport
CityPort Vila


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