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The cheapest times to fly from LAX to RDU are

  • January 8th to March 11th (except the week of February 26th)
  • August 13th to November 18th

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 LAX to RDU is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $931 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $239 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.

 

When to Fly to Raleigh

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) will usually cost between $268 to $492 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $290. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $548. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $258 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $325 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to RDU flight.

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

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LAX to RDU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to RDU flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, 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. 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 $118 (29%) 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 $301. Return trip prices are from the RDU to LAX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from LAX to RDU can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 0 minutes may be realistic.

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, Iberia, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2233 miles or 3594 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to RDU flight is about 5 hour 0 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Raleigh/Durham, NC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 133 available flights from LAX to RDU.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeLAX
Origination airport nameLos Angeles International Airport
CityLos Angeles, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude33.9
Longitude-118.4

Return Airport

Destination codeRDU
Destination airport nameRaleigh-Durham International Airport
CityRaleigh/Durham, NC
Countrythe United States
Latitude35.9
Longitude-78.8

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from LAX to RDU tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 40% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 6% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave RDU heading for LAX about 13 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Raleigh/Durham, NC is about 8 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 11 minutes late
  • American: 15 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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