The cheapest times to fly from EWB to RDU are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • July 23rd to October 7th
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 EWB to RDU is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $1479 for Tuesday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $399 for Wednesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Raleigh

Flying from New Bedford/Fall River, MA (EWB) to Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) will usually cost between $513 to $1269 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $581. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1479. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $898 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $840 can be considered a good price for a round-trip EWB to RDU flight.

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

EWB to RDU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the EWB to RDU flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from New Bedford. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.9, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Tuesdays 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 $199 (20%) 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 $794. Return trip prices are from the RDU to EWB 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 EWB 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 2 hour 2 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 EWB to RDU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from RDU
  • Usually 0.06% less expensive than RDU
  • 2-layover flights available

See EWB to CLT flights


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

Hack #1: Nantucket, MA (EWB > ACK > RDU)

  • Price for both tickets: $754
  • Average savings: $86 (10.18%)

See EWB to ACK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Cape Air, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to New Bedford Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 581 miles or 935 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop EWB to RDU flight is about 2 hour 2 minutes.

How many flights go between New Bedford/Fall River, MA and Raleigh/Durham, NC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from EWB to RDU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code EWB
Origination airport name New Bedford Regional Airport
City New Bedford/Fall River, MA
Country the United States
Latitude 41.7
Longitude -71

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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