The cheapest times to fly from IAD to VUP are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 30th to June 3rd
  • September 3rd to December 9th (except the week of October 1st)

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 VUP is late January. Prices can be as high as $1619 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $660 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Valledupar

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Valledupar (VUP) will usually cost between $697 to $1203 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 $689. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1300. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $610 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $789 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to VUP flight.

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

IAD to VUP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to VUP 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 $0.25, which is 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 $69 (7%) 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 $816. Return trip prices are from the VUP 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 VUP 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 33 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 VUP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ) in Barranquilla

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from VUP
  • Usually 8.11% less expensive than VUP
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to BAQ flights

Destination alternative #2: Almirante Padilla Airport (RCH) in Riohacha

  • 79 miles (127 km) away from VUP
  • Usually 1.14% less expensive than VUP
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to RCH flights


Flight Hacking IAD to VUP

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 VUP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Bogota (IAD > BOG > VUP)

  • Price for both tickets: $684
  • Average savings: $105 (13.31%)

See IAD to BOG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Avianca, Avianca El Salvador, COPA, Delta, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1987 miles or 3198 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to VUP flight is about 4 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Valledupar?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from IAD to VUP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeVUP
Destination airport nameAlfonso Lopez Pumarejo Airport


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