The cheapest times to fly from IAD to XNA are

  • August 6th to November 18th (except the weeks of August 20th and October 8th)
  • December 3rd to February 25th (except the week of December 17th)

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 XNA is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $621 for Sunday flights during early April, or as low as $362 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Fayetteville

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Fayetteville, AR (XNA) will usually cost between $376 to $487 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $383. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $478. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $95 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $394 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to XNA flight.

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

IAD to XNA Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $40 (9%) 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 $386. Return trip prices are from the XNA 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 XNA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 40 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 XNA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) in Springfield, MO

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from XNA
  • Usually 6.98% less expensive than XNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to SGF flights

Destination alternative #2: Fort Smith Regional Airport (FSM) in Fort Smith, AR

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from XNA
  • Usually 6.35% less expensive than XNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to FSM flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 939 miles or 1511 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to XNA flight is about 2 hour 40 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Fayetteville, AR?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from IAD to XNA.


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 XNA
Destination airport name Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport
City Fayetteville, AR
Country the United States
Latitude 36.3
Longitude -94.3


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