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The cheapest times to fly from RDU to PHL 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 PHL is late October. Prices can be as high as $334 for Sunday flights during late June, or as low as $107 for Tuesday flights around late October.

 

When to Fly to Philadelphia

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Philadelphia, PA (PHL) will usually cost between $119 to $220 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $123. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $212. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $90 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $154 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to PHL flight.

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

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RDU to PHL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to PHL 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 $0.28, 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 $43 (24%) 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 $136. Return trip prices are from the PHL 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 PHL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 35 minutes may be realistic.

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from RDU to PHL? 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 Philadelphia International Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 337 miles or 542 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to PHL flight is about 1 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Raleigh/Durham, NC and Philadelphia, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from RDU to PHL.

 

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 codePHL
Destination airport namePhiladelphia International Airport
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Countrythe United States
Latitude39.9
Longitude-75.2

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from RDU to PHL tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 26% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 28% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PHL heading for RDU about 23 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Philadelphia, PA is about 17 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 33 minutes late
  • Republic: 6 minutes late
  • Endeavor: 6 minutes late
  • Frontier: 28 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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