The cheapest times to fly from RAI to FLL are

  • January 8th to April 1st (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 30th to May 13th
  • October 8th to December 9th

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 FLL is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $3807 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1121 for Wednesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Fort Lauderdale

Flying from Praia (RAI) to Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) will usually cost between $1424 to $2561 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $1502. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2529. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1027 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1809 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RAI to FLL flight.

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

RAI to FLL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RAI to FLL flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Praia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.3, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to FLL, and Tuesday 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 $297 (14%) 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 $1770. Return trip prices are from the FLL 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 FLL can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 40 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 FLL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Miami International Airport (MIA) in Miami, FL

  • 21 miles (34 km) away from FLL
  • Usually 29.91% less expensive than FLL
  • 1-layover flights available

See RAI to MIA flights

Destination alternative #2: Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) in West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL

  • 42 miles (68 km) away from FLL
  • Usually 0.17% less expensive than FLL
  • 2-layover flights available

See RAI to PBI flights


Flight Hacking RAI to FLL

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 FLL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (RAI > BOS > FLL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1091
  • Average savings: $718 (39.69%)

See RAI to LIS flights

Hack #2: Lisbon (RAI > LIS > FLL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1202
  • Average savings: $608 (33.58%)

See RAI to BOS flights

Hack #3: Amsterdam (RAI > AMS > FLL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1273
  • Average savings: $537 (29.66%)

See RAI to AMS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Praia International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3718 miles or 5984 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RAI to FLL flight is about 7 hour 40 minutes.

How many flights go between Praia and Fort Lauderdale, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from RAI to FLL.


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 FLL
Destination airport name Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
City Fort Lauderdale, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 26.1
Longitude -80.1


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