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The cheapest times to fly from RAI to LGA are

  • January 8th to April 8th (except the week of February 5th)
  • April 23rd to May 27th
  • October 8th to October 28th

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 LGA is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $6416 for Tuesday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $930 for Thursday flights around late February and early March.

 

When to Fly to New York

Flying from Praia (RAI) to New York, NY (LGA) will usually cost between $1089 to $4355 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $1148. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $2294. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1146 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1425 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RAI to LGA flight.

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

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RAI to LGA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RAI to LGA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Praia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.25, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LGA, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into RAI. Tuesdays 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 $613 (26%) 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 $1365. Return trip prices are from the LGA to RAI flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from RAI to LGA 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 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 RAI to LGA while comparing.

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

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from LGA
  • Usually 26.46% less expensive than LGA
  • 1-layover flights available

See RAI to JFK flights

Destination alternative #2: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 17 miles (27 km) away from LGA
  • Usually 13.05% less expensive than LGA
  • 1-layover flights available

See RAI to EWR flights

 

Flight Hacking RAI to LGA

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 LGA — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $835
  • Average savings: $590 (41.4%)

See RAI to AMS flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $945
  • Average savings: $480 (33.68%)

See RAI to LIS flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1022
  • Average savings: $404 (28.32%)

See RAI to BOS flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Lufthansa, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from LaGuardia Airport to Praia International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3495 miles or 5625 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RAI to LGA flight is about 7 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Praia and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from RAI to LGA.

 

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 LGA
Destination airport name LaGuardia Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.8
Longitude -73.9

 

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