The cheapest times to fly from EWR to RDU are
- January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
- July 30th to November 18th
- December 3rd to February 25th (except the weeks of December 17th, December 24th, and February 12th)
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 EWR to RDU is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $388 for Sunday flights during late November to early December, or as low as $147 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.
When to Fly to Raleigh
Flying from Newark, NJ (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) will usually cost between $157 to $280 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 $168. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late November to early December, with an average price of $272. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $104 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $193 can be considered a good price for a round-trip EWR to RDU flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the EWR to RDU route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the EWR to RDU flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Newark. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.29, 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 $75 (30%) 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 $173. Return trip prices are from the RDU to EWR 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 EWR to RDU can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 44 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from EWR to RDU while comparing.
- 130 miles (209 km) away from RDU
- Usually 8.83% less expensive than RDU
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from EWR to RDU? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, SAS, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 416 miles or 669 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from EWR to RDU?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop EWR to RDU flight is about 1 hour 44 minutes.
How many flights go between Newark, NJ and Raleigh/Durham, NC?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from EWR to RDU.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Newark Liberty International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Raleigh-Durham International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from EWR to RDU tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 26% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 21% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave RDU heading for EWR about 12 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Raleigh/Durham, NC is about 10 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- United: 36 minutes late
- Republic: 5 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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