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The cheapest times to fly from RDU to BWI are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • July 30th to November 18th
  • early December

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 RDU to BWI is early December. Prices can be as high as $352 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $97 for Tuesday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Baltimore

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Baltimore, MD (BWI) will usually cost between $107 to $267 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $126. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $236. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $110 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $155 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to BWI flight.

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

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RDU to BWI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to BWI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Raleigh. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.38, which is a bit above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $75 (37%) 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 $127. Return trip prices are from the BWI to RDU flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from RDU to BWI can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 27 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 RDU to BWI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from BWI
  • Usually 0.97% less expensive than BWI
  • Nonstop flights available

See RDU to PHL flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from RDU to BWI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 256 miles or 412 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from RDU to BWI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to BWI flight is about 1 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Raleigh/Durham, NC and Baltimore, MD?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 76 available flights from RDU to BWI.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeRDU
Origination airport nameRaleigh-Durham International Airport
CityRaleigh/Durham, NC
Countrythe United States
Latitude35.9
Longitude-78.8

Return Airport

Destination codeBWI
Destination airport nameBaltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
CityBaltimore, MD
Countrythe United States
Latitude39.2
Longitude-76.7

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from RDU to BWI tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 22% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 21% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave BWI heading for RDU about 8 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Baltimore, MD is about 1 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 8 minutes late
  • Endeavor: 1 minutes early
  • Spirit: 14 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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