The cheapest times to fly from RCB to ABQ are

  • January 8th to April 8th (except the weeks of February 12th and February 26th)
  • May 7th to June 10th (except the week of May 14th)
  • July 9th to July 29th
  • October 15th 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 RCB to ABQ is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $4720 for Thursday flights during mid December, or as low as $1352 for Wednesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Albuquerque

Flying from Richards Bay (RCB) to Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) will usually cost between $1449 to $3144 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1633. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2999. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1366 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1771 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RCB to ABQ flight.

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

RCB to ABQ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RCB to ABQ flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Richards Bay. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ABQ, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into RCB. Thursdays 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 $790 (28%) 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 $1606. Return trip prices are from the ABQ to RCB 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 RCB to ABQ can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 58 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking RCB to ABQ

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 RCB to ABQ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (RCB > JNB > ABQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1431
  • Average savings: $341 (19.23%)

See RCB to SFO flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (RCB > SFO > ABQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1623
  • Average savings: $148 (8.36%)

See RCB to JNB flights

Hack #3: Seattle, WA (RCB > SEA > ABQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1694
  • Average savings: $77 (4.35%)

See RCB to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from RCB to ABQ? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, British Airways, Delta, Iberia, JetBlue, South African, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Albuquerque International Sunport Airport to Richards Bay Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9991 miles or 16079 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from RCB to ABQ?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RCB to ABQ flight is about 18 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Richards Bay and Albuquerque, NM?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from RCB to ABQ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RCB
Origination airport name Richards Bay Airport
City Richards Bay
Country South Africa
Latitude -28.7
Longitude 32.1

Return Airport

Destination code ABQ
Destination airport name Albuquerque International Sunport Airport
City Albuquerque, NM
Country the United States
Latitude 35
Longitude -106.6


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