The cheapest times to fly from RCB to SEA are

  • January 8th to April 8th (except the week of March 26th)
  • April 23rd to June 3rd
  • October 22nd to November 18th

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 SEA is early February. Prices can be as high as $4153 for Thursday flights during late December, or as low as $1321 for Tuesday flights around early February.


When to Fly to Seattle

Flying from Richards Bay (RCB) to Seattle, WA (SEA) will usually cost between $1324 to $2117 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $1355. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3063. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1708 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1446 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RCB to SEA flight.

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

RCB to SEA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RCB to SEA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Richards Bay. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $393 (20%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1464. Return trip prices are from the SEA 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 SEA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 19 hour 59 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking RCB to SEA

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 SEA — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1276
  • Average savings: $170 (11.76%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, South African, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Seattle/Tacoma International Airport to Richards Bay Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10552 miles or 16982 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RCB to SEA flight is about 19 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between Richards Bay and Seattle, WA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from RCB to SEA.


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 SEA
Destination airport name Seattle/Tacoma International Airport
City Seattle, WA
Country the United States
Latitude 47.5
Longitude -122.3


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