The cheapest times to fly from ERI to RDU are

  • January 1st to March 25th (except the weeks of February 26th and March 12th)
  • August 13th to November 18th (except the week of October 1st)

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 ERI to RDU is mid January. Prices can be as high as $665 for Sunday flights during early to mid April, or as low as $191 for Wednesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Raleigh

Flying from Erie, PA (ERI) to Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) will usually cost between $201 to $466 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $214. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid April, with an average price of $419. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $205 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $298 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ERI to RDU flight.

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

ERI to RDU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ERI to RDU flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Erie. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.43, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $126 (34%) 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 $244. Return trip prices are from the RDU to ERI 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 ERI 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 1 hour 46 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 ERI to RDU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro/High Point, NC

  • 66 miles (106 km) away from RDU
  • Usually 11.58% less expensive than RDU
  • 1-layover flights available

See ERI to GSO flights

Destination alternative #2: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from RDU
  • Usually 9.40% less expensive than RDU
  • Nonstop flights available

See ERI to CLT flights

Destination alternative #3: Richmond International Airport (RIC) in Richmond, VA

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from RDU
  • Usually 5.20% less expensive than RDU
  • 1-layover flights available

See ERI to RIC flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ERI 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 Erie International/Tom Ridge Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 435 miles or 700 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ERI to RDU flight is about 1 hour 46 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from ERI to RDU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeERI
Origination airport nameErie International/Tom Ridge Field Airport
CityErie, PA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeRDU
Destination airport nameRaleigh-Durham International Airport
CityRaleigh/Durham, NC
Countrythe United States


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