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The cheapest times to fly from RDU to JFK are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • August 6th 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 JFK is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $408 for Sunday flights during late June, or as low as $142 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.

 

When to Fly to New York

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $147 to $286 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $148. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $268. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $120 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $179 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to JFK flight.

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

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RDU to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to JFK 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 $0.26, which is below 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 $81 (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 $158. Return trip prices are from the JFK to RDU flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from RDU to JFK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 45 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 JFK while comparing.

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

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from JFK
  • Usually 14.25% less expensive than JFK
  • Nonstop flights available

See RDU to PHL flights

Destination alternative #2: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from JFK
  • Usually 13.97% less expensive than JFK
  • Nonstop flights available

See RDU to LGA flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Azul, Delta, Emirates, Hawaiian, Iberia, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 427 miles or 687 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to JFK flight is about 1 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Raleigh/Durham, NC and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from RDU to JFK.

 

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 codeJFK
Destination airport nameJohn F. Kennedy International Airport
CityNew York, NY
Countrythe United States
Latitude40.6
Longitude-73.8

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from RDU to JFK tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 32% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 18% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave JFK heading for RDU about 34 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in New York, NY is about 25 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Envoy: 18 minutes late
  • JetBlue: 40 minutes late
  • Endeavor: 37 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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