The cheapest times to fly from RAI to EWR are

  • January 15th to March 25th
  • April 16th to May 27th
  • October 8th to November 25th (except the week of October 29th)

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 RAI to EWR is mid March. Prices can be as high as $2887 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $922 for Thursday flights around mid March.


When to Fly to Newark

Flying from Praia (RAI) to Newark, NJ (EWR) will usually cost between $1030 to $1501 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid March with an average ticket price of $1023. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1779. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $756 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1239 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RAI to EWR flight.

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

RAI to EWR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RAI to EWR flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Praia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to EWR, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into RAI. Saturdays 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 $69 (5%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1233. Return trip prices are from the EWR to RAI 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 RAI to EWR can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 18 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 RAI to EWR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 21 miles (34 km) away from EWR
  • Usually 15.42% less expensive than EWR
  • 1-layover flights available

See RAI to JFK flights


Flight Hacking RAI to EWR

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 RAI to EWR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Lisbon (RAI > LIS > EWR)

  • Price for both tickets: $837
  • Average savings: $402 (32.45%)

See RAI to AMS flights

Hack #2: Amsterdam (RAI > AMS > EWR)

  • Price for both tickets: $948
  • Average savings: $291 (23.49%)

See RAI to LIS flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (RAI > BOS > EWR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1054
  • Average savings: $185 (14.93%)

See RAI to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from RAI to EWR? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: ASKY, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Ethiopian, Lufthansa, Tap Air Portugal, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Newark Liberty International Airport to Praia International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3508 miles or 5646 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from RAI to EWR?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RAI to EWR flight is about 7 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Praia and Newark, NJ?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RAI
Origination airport name Praia International Airport
City Praia
Country Cape Verde
Latitude 14.9
Longitude -23.5

Return Airport

Destination code EWR
Destination airport name Newark Liberty International Airport
City Newark, NJ
Country the United States
Latitude 40.7
Longitude -74.2


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