The cheapest times to fly from BUQ to RDU are

  • January 15th to April 1st
  • April 16th to June 3rd (except the week of April 30th)
  • October 8th to November 18th (except the week of October 15th)

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 BUQ to RDU is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $2744 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1441 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Raleigh

Flying from Bulawayo (BUQ) to Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) will usually cost between $1448 to $1991 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1451. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2350. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $899 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1522 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BUQ to RDU flight.

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

BUQ to RDU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BUQ to RDU flight is more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Bulawayo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to RDU, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into BUQ. Saturdays 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 $177 (10%) 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 $1518. Return trip prices are from the RDU to BUQ 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 BUQ 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 15 hour 20 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking BUQ 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 BUQ to RDU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (BUQ > JFK > RDU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1219
  • Average savings: $303 (19.91%)

See BUQ to JNB flights

Hack #2: Johannesburg (BUQ > JNB > RDU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1440
  • Average savings: $82 (5.39%)

See BUQ to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, JetBlue, South African, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to J. M. Nkomo International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7969 miles or 12825 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BUQ to RDU flight is about 15 hour 20 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from BUQ to RDU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BUQ
Origination airport name J. M. Nkomo International Airport
City Bulawayo
Country Zimbabwe
Latitude -20
Longitude 28.6

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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