The cheapest times to fly from RDU to PEK are

  • January 22nd to April 29th
  • September 3rd to December 9th (except the weeks of October 1st and October 8th)

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 PEK is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $1509 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $572 for Tuesday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to Beijing

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Beijing (PEK) will usually cost between $573 to $1298 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $599. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1356. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $757 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $664 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to PEK flight.

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

RDU to PEK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to PEK flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Raleigh. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, 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. 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 $91 (10%) 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 $757. Return trip prices are from the PEK to RDU 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 RDU to PEK can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 45 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 30 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Hainan, Iberia, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7097 miles or 11421 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to PEK flight is about 13 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Raleigh/Durham, NC and Beijing?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 86 available flights from RDU to PEK.


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 PEK
Destination airport name Capital International Airport
City Beijing
Country China
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 116.6


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