The cheapest times to fly from BNK to RDU are

  • January 22nd to March 25th (except the week of March 12th)
  • April 30th to June 24th
  • July 30th to September 9th
  • October 15th to November 11th

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 BNK to RDU is early September. Prices can be as high as $2793 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1119 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Raleigh

Flying from Ballina (BNK) to Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) will usually cost between $1230 to $2144 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $1212. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2548. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1335 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1435 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BNK to RDU flight.

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

BNK to RDU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BNK to RDU flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Ballina. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Raleigh, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Ballina. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $191 (9%) 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 $1391. Return trip prices are from the RDU to BNK 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 BNK to RDU can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 52 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking BNK to RDU

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from BNK to RDU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Sydney (BNK > SYD > RDU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1313
  • Average savings: $123 (8.54%)

See BNK to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (BNK > LAX > RDU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1391
  • Average savings: $45 (3.1%)

See BNK to SYD flights

Hack #3: Melbourne (BNK > MEL > RDU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1402
  • Average savings: $34 (2.33%)

See BNK to MEL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Delta, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, LATAM, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Ballina Byron Gateway Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9377 miles or 15091 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BNK to RDU flight is about 17 hour 52 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 5 available flights from BNK to RDU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BNK
Origination airport name Ballina Byron Gateway Airport
City Ballina
Country Australia
Latitude -28.8
Longitude 153.6

Return Airport

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


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