The cheapest times to fly from XMN to IAD are

  • January 15th to April 22nd (except the weeks of January 22nd, February 5th, and February 26th)
  • June 4th to June 17th
  • October 8th to December 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 XMN to IAD is early November. Prices can be as high as $3195 for Thursday flights during early January, or as low as $706 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Xiamen (XMN) to Washington, DC (IAD) will usually cost between $726 to $1697 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $715. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1610. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $895 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1010 can be considered a good price for a round-trip XMN to IAD flight.

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

XMN to IAD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the XMN to IAD flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Xiamen. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Washington, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Xiamen. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $360 (26%) 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 $955. Return trip prices are from the IAD to XMN 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 XMN to IAD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 16 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 XMN to IAD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 45 miles (72 km) away from IAD
  • Usually 2.57% less expensive than IAD
  • 2-layover flights available

See XMN to BWI flights

Destination alternative #2: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from IAD
  • Usually 0.40% less expensive than IAD
  • 1-layover flights available

See XMN to PHL flights


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

Hack #1: Hong Kong (XMN > HKG > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $871
  • Average savings: $140 (13.81%)

See XMN to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (XMN > LAX > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1001
  • Average savings: $10 (0.94%)

See XMN to HKG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, American, ANA, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Shenzhen, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7934 miles or 12769 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop XMN to IAD flight is about 15 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Xiamen 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 XMN to IAD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code XMN
Origination airport name Gaoqi Airport
City Xiamen
Country China
Latitude 24.5
Longitude 118.1

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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