The cheapest times to fly from SCE to IAD are

  • May 14th to July 22nd (except the weeks of May 28th and June 4th)
  • August 6th to September 30th (except the weeks of August 13th, August 27th, and September 10th)
  • October 22nd to November 4th
  • December 3rd to April 22nd (except the weeks of December 17th, February 5th, February 19th, February 26th, March 5th, March 19th, and April 9th)

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 SCE to IAD is late December. Prices can be as high as $579 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $325 for Tuesday flights around late December.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from State College, PA (SCE) to Washington, DC (IAD) will usually cost between $325 to $356 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $325. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $382. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $57 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $341 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SCE to IAD flight.

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

SCE to IAD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SCE to IAD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from State College. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.59, which is above 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 SCE. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Washington, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to State College. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $13 (4%) 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 $325. Return trip prices are from the IAD to SCE 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 SCE to IAD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 13 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from SCE to IAD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from IAD
  • Usually 19.38% less expensive than IAD
  • 1-layover flights available

See SCE to DCA flights

Destination alternative #2: Salisbury-Ocean City/Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY) in Salisbury, MD

  • 113 miles (182 km) away from IAD
  • Usually 15.57% less expensive than IAD
  • 1-layover flights available

See SCE to SBY flights

Destination alternative #3: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 45 miles (72 km) away from IAD
  • Usually 12.19% less expensive than IAD
  • 1-layover flights available

See SCE to BWI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 133 miles or 214 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SCE to IAD flight is about 1 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between State College, PA and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 46 available flights from SCE to IAD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SCE
Origination airport name University Park Airport
City State College, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 40.9
Longitude -77.8

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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