The cheapest times to fly from LYI to IAD are

  • March 19th to April 29th
  • May 21st to July 1st
  • October 8th to December 2nd
  • December 17th to December 31st

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 LYI to IAD is mid November. Prices can be as high as $4464 for Sunday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $1058 for Tuesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Linyi (LYI) to Washington, DC (IAD) will usually cost between $1181 to $2298 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $1176. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $3167. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1991 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1690 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LYI to IAD flight.

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

LYI to IAD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LYI to IAD flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Linyi. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to IAD, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into LYI. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Washington, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Linyi. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $254 (13%) 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 $1569. Return trip prices are from the IAD to LYI 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 LYI to IAD can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 59 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LYI to IAD

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 LYI to IAD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Shanghai (LYI > PVG > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1009
  • Average savings: $681 (40.3%)

See LYI to SHE flights

Hack #2: Shenyang (LYI > SHE > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1387
  • Average savings: $303 (17.93%)

See LYI to PVG flights

Hack #3: Xi’an (LYI > XIY > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1406
  • Average savings: $284 (16.8%)

See LYI to XIY flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, American, Austrian, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7223 miles or 11624 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LYI to IAD flight is about 13 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between Linyi and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from LYI to IAD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LYI
Origination airport name Shubuling Airport
City Linyi
Country China
Latitude 35
Longitude 118.4

Return Airport

Destination code IAD
Destination airport name Washington Dulles International Airport
City Washington, DC
Country the United States
Latitude 38.9
Longitude -77.5


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