The cheapest times to fly from MCO to RDU are
- July 30th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, December 10th, and December 17th)
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 MCO to RDU is early September. Prices can be as high as $558 for Sunday flights during early to mid April, or as low as $117 for Tuesday flights around early September.
When to Fly to Raleigh
Flying from Orlando, FL (MCO) to Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) will usually cost between $119 to $407 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $120. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid April, with an average price of $363. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $243 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $211 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MCO to RDU flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MCO to RDU route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the MCO to RDU flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Orlando. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.25, 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 $94 (35%) 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 $181. Return trip prices are from the RDU to MCO 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 MCO 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 57 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 MCO to RDU while comparing.
- 139 miles (224 km) away from RDU
- Usually 3.79% less expensive than RDU
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from MCO to RDU? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Orlando International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 535 miles or 861 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from MCO to RDU?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop MCO to RDU flight is about 1 hour 57 minutes.
How many flights go between Orlando, FL and Raleigh/Durham, NC?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 74 available flights from MCO to RDU.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Orlando International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Raleigh-Durham International Airport|
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Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from MCO to RDU tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 27% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 25% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave RDU heading for MCO 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:
- Southwest: 14 minutes late
- Delta: 6 minutes late
- Spirit: 24 minutes late
- Frontier: 12 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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