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The cheapest times to fly from RDU to LAX are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 13th to November 11th

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 RDU to LAX is late October. Prices can be as high as $931 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $239 for Tuesday flights around late October.

 

When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $268 to $481 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $286. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $463. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $177 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $324 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to LAX flight.

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

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RDU to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Raleigh. 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. Sundays 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 $118 (29%) 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 $290. Return trip prices are from the LAX to RDU 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 RDU to LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 0 minutes may be realistic.

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from RDU to LAX? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, Iberia, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2233 miles or 3594 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from RDU to LAX?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to LAX flight is about 5 hour 0 minutes.

How many flights go between Raleigh/Durham, NC and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 96 available flights from RDU to LAX.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code RDU
Origination airport name Raleigh-Durham International Airport
City Raleigh/Durham, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.9
Longitude -78.8

Return Airport

Destination code LAX
Destination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from RDU to LAX tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 34% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 13% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAX heading for RDU about 12 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Los Angeles, CA is about 2 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 6 minutes late
  • American: 19 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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