The cheapest times to fly from MLU to RDU are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • early December

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 MLU to RDU is early September. Prices can be as high as $659 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $276 for Wednesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Raleigh

Flying from Monroe, LA (MLU) to Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) will usually cost between $293 to $508 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 $319. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $513. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $194 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $368 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MLU to RDU flight.

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

MLU to RDU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MLU to RDU flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Monroe. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.29, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $111 (26%) 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 $314. Return trip prices are from the RDU to MLU 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 MLU 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 2 hour 24 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 MLU to RDU while comparing.

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

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from RDU
  • Usually 5.71% less expensive than RDU
  • 1-layover flights available

See MLU to CLT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 791 miles or 1273 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MLU to RDU flight is about 2 hour 24 minutes.

How many flights go between Monroe, LA and Raleigh/Durham, NC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from MLU to RDU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMLU
Origination airport nameMonroe Regional Airport
CityMonroe, LA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


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