The cheapest times to fly from KUL to RDU are

  • January 15th to March 4th
  • March 19th to June 17th (except the weeks of April 16th and April 23rd)
  • November 5th to November 25th

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 KUL to RDU is early to mid May. Prices can be as high as $2089 for Friday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $920 for Tuesday flights around early to mid May.


When to Fly to Raleigh

Flying from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) will usually cost between $922 to $1523 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid May with an average ticket price of $923. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1972. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1049 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1044 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KUL to RDU flight.

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

KUL to RDU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KUL to RDU flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Kuala Lumpur. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Raleigh, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Kuala Lumpur. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $154 (12%) 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 $1046. Return trip prices are from the RDU to KUL 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 KUL 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 18 hour 34 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: New York, NY (KUL > JFK > RDU)

  • Price for both tickets: $994
  • Average savings: $50 (4.79%)

See KUL to HKG flights

Hack #2: Hong Kong (KUL > HKG > RDU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1019
  • Average savings: $25 (2.39%)

See KUL to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 33 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, American, ANA, Austrian, Bangkok Airways, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair, Garuda Indonesia, Iberia, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Shanghai Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Kuala Lumpur International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9766 miles or 15717 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KUL to RDU flight is about 18 hour 34 minutes.

How many flights go between Kuala Lumpur and Raleigh/Durham, NC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from KUL to RDU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeKUL
Origination airport nameKuala Lumpur International Airport
CityKuala Lumpur

Return Airport

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


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