The cheapest times to fly from COU to RDU are
- January 1st to March 4th
- March 26th to May 6th
- October 15th to March 4th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, December 17th, and December 24th)
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 COU to RDU is early December. Prices can be as high as $616 for Sunday flights during early to mid October, or as low as $226 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Raleigh
Flying from Columbia, MO (COU) to Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) will usually cost between $226 to $508 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 $237. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid October, with an average price of $468. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $231 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $320 can be considered a good price for a round-trip COU to RDU flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the COU to RDU route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the COU to RDU flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Columbia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, 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 $179 (38%) 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 $256. Return trip prices are from the RDU to COU 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 COU to RDU can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 21 minutes may not be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from COU to RDU? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Columbia Regional Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 764 miles or 1230 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from COU to RDU?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop COU to RDU flight is about 2 hour 21 minutes.
How many flights go between Columbia, MO and Raleigh/Durham, NC?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 34 available flights from COU to RDU.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Columbia Regional Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Raleigh-Durham International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
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