The cheapest times to fly from RDU to JAX are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • May 14th to June 10th
  • July 2nd to July 15th
  • August 13th to November 18th

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 JAX is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $928 for Friday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $122 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Jacksonville

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Jacksonville, FL (JAX) will usually cost between $137 to $316 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $158. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $381. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $222 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $201 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to JAX flight.

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

RDU to JAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to JAX 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 $0.31, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $80 (34%) 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 $157. Return trip prices are from the JAX to RDU 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 RDU to JAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 43 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 JAX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) in Sanford, FL

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from JAX
  • Usually 17.21% less expensive than JAX
  • Nonstop flights available

See RDU to SFB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Jacksonville International Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 408 miles or 657 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to JAX flight is about 1 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Raleigh/Durham, NC and Jacksonville, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 113 available flights from RDU to JAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RDU
Origination airport name Raleigh-Durham International Airport
City Raleigh/Durham, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.9
Longitude -78.8

Return Airport

Destination code JAX
Destination airport name Jacksonville International Airport
City Jacksonville, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 30.5
Longitude -81.7


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from RDU to JAX tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 38% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 15% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave JAX heading for RDU about 23 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Jacksonville, FL is about 24 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Frontier: 23 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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