The cheapest times to fly from ZAD to IAD are

  • January 15th to March 18th (except the week of February 19th)
  • April 16th to June 24th (except the week of April 23rd)
  • November 5th 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 ZAD to IAD is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $4383 for Tuesday flights during late March, or as low as $768 for Monday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Zadar (ZAD) to Washington, DC (IAD) will usually cost between $783 to $1347 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 $832. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $1506. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $674 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $924 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZAD to IAD flight.

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

ZAD to IAD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZAD to IAD flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Zadar. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Washington, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Zadar. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $177 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $936. Return trip prices are from the IAD to ZAD 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 ZAD 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 9 hour 10 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Dublin (ZAD > DUB > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $725
  • Average savings: $199 (21.54%)

See ZAD to OSL flights

Hack #2: Oslo (ZAD > OSL > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $727
  • Average savings: $197 (21.32%)

See ZAD to DUB flights

Hack #3: Brussels (ZAD > BRU > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $729
  • Average savings: $195 (21.1%)

See ZAD to BRU flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ZAD 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 France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Croatia, Delta, Eurowings, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4545 miles or 7314 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZAD to IAD flight is about 9 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Zadar and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from ZAD to IAD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ZAD
Origination airport name Zadar Airport
City Zadar
Country Croatia
Latitude 44.1
Longitude 15.3

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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