The cheapest times to fly from ATL to RDU are
- August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and December 17th)
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 ATL to RDU is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $562 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $157 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.
When to Fly to Raleigh
Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) will usually cost between $184 to $341 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $193. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $346. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $152 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $227 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to RDU flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ATL to RDU route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the ATL to RDU flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Atlanta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.4, 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 $59 (22%) 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 $203. Return trip prices are from the RDU to ATL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from ATL to RDU can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 37 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 ATL to RDU while comparing.
- 130 miles (209 km) away from RDU
- Usually 12.78% less expensive than RDU
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from ATL to RDU? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Azul, 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 Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 356 miles or 573 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from ATL to RDU?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to RDU flight is about 1 hour 37 minutes.
How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Raleigh/Durham, NC?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 56 available flights from ATL to RDU.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Raleigh-Durham International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from ATL to RDU tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 33% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 7% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave RDU heading for ATL about 13 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Raleigh/Durham, NC is about 5 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 11 minutes late
- Delta: 14 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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