The cheapest times to fly from BWI to RAI are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • August 27th to December 16th (except the week of September 3rd)

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 BWI to RAI is early December. Prices can be as high as $5569 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $1229 for Wednesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Praia

Flying from Baltimore, MD (BWI) to Praia (RAI) will usually cost between $1372 to $5101 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $1460. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $3289. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1829 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1737 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BWI to RAI flight.

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

BWI to RAI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BWI to RAI flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Baltimore. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.3, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $969 (33%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1565. Return trip prices are from the RAI to BWI 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 BWI to RAI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 29 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from BWI to RAI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Amilcar Cabral International Airport (SID) in Sal Island

  • 129 miles (208 km) away from RAI
  • Usually 12.18% less expensive than RAI
  • 2-layover flights available

See BWI to SID flights


Flight Hacking BWI to RAI

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 BWI to RAI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Lisbon (BWI > LIS > RAI)

  • Price for both tickets: $999
  • Average savings: $738 (42.47%)

See BWI to LIS flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (BWI > BOS > RAI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1034
  • Average savings: $703 (40.45%)

See BWI to BOS flights

Hack #3: Amsterdam (BWI > AMS > RAI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1109
  • Average savings: $628 (36.14%)

See BWI to AMS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BWI to RAI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Praia International Airport to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3612 miles or 5813 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BWI to RAI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BWI to RAI flight is about 7 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Baltimore, MD and Praia?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 3 available flights from BWI to RAI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BWI
Origination airport name Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
City Baltimore, MD
Country the United States
Latitude 39.2
Longitude -76.7

Return Airport

Destination code RAI
Destination airport name Praia International Airport
City Praia
Country Cape Verde
Latitude 14.9
Longitude -23.5


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