The cheapest times to fly from OAK to RDU are
- August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, 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 OAK to RDU is early November. Prices can be as high as $1807 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $305 for Wednesday flights around early November.
When to Fly to Raleigh
Flying from Oakland, CA (OAK) to Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) will usually cost between $343 to $707 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $366. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $1049. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $684 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $459 can be considered a good price for a round-trip OAK to RDU flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the OAK to RDU route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the OAK to RDU flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Oakland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to RDU, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into OAK. 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 $115 (21%) 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 $442. Return trip prices are from the RDU to OAK 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 OAK 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 5 hour 16 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 OAK to RDU while comparing.
- 130 miles (209 km) away from RDU
- Usually 1.53% less expensive than RDU
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from OAK to RDU? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Metropolitan Oakland International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2384 miles or 3837 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from OAK to RDU?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop OAK to RDU flight is about 5 hour 16 minutes.
How many flights go between Oakland, CA and Raleigh/Durham, NC?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 104 available flights from OAK to RDU.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Metropolitan Oakland International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Raleigh-Durham International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
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