In general, February is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to Washington. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around R10 756. If you aren’t able to travel during the month of February, then book flights to Washington from South Africa during April instead. Flights to Washington in April, while not as cheap as those in February, still average around R10 839.
The ideal time to book your flight to Washington is 31 days in advance, when prices tend to average R11 470. However, in the past 72 hours, people saw flights from South Africa for as low as R9 237.
According to our data, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly to Washington from South Africa. The lowest ticket price found for a Tuesday departure recently was R11 391. Keep in mind that prices can always vary depending on your route and whether or not you are flying domestic or international. On the other hand, Friday is the most expensive day to depart from South Africa because it is more convenient for both business and leisure travellers. As a result, prices tend to be around R12 483.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Washington is at midday when flights can be purchased for as low as R11 318. Try not to purchase tickets in the morning because they tend to be around R12 434. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.
Those flying to Washington could potentially find better pricing at Washington Dulles Intl Airport (36 km from Washington city centre), depending on the month and departure airport.
The cheapest airport near Washington is typically Washington Reagan-National Airport, with an average price of R3 454/person. These prices vary based on where travellers are coming from. It is suggested that travellers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.