The cheapest times to fly from MEC to IAD are

  • January 22nd to February 18th
  • March 5th to March 25th
  • April 16th to June 3rd (except the week of May 7th)
  • September 3rd to December 2nd

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 MEC to IAD is late September. Prices can be as high as $1588 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $737 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Manta (MEC) to Washington, DC (IAD) will usually cost between $757 to $1357 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $754. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1352. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $598 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $845 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEC to IAD flight.

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

MEC to IAD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEC to IAD flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Manta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, 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 $63 (6%) 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 $908. Return trip prices are from the IAD to MEC 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 MEC 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 5 hour 57 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MEC 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 MEC to IAD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Quito (MEC > UIO > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $791
  • Average savings: $55 (6.45%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Avianca, COPA, Delta, TAME, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2763 miles or 4447 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEC to IAD flight is about 5 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Manta and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from MEC to IAD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MEC
Origination airport name Eloy Alfaro International Airport
City Manta
Country Ecuador
Latitude -0.9
Longitude -80.7

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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