The cheapest times to fly from RDU to ADL are

  • January 29th to March 25th
  • April 9th to April 29th
  • August 6th to December 2nd (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 ADL is mid November. Prices can be as high as $3585 for Thursday flights during late December, or as low as $1462 for Tuesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Adelaide

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Adelaide (ADL) will usually cost between $1523 to $2671 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $1533. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3013. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1480 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1738 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to ADL flight.

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

RDU to ADL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to ADL flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Raleigh. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ADL, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into RDU. 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 $232 (12%) 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 $1727. Return trip prices are from the ADL 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 ADL 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 36 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking RDU to ADL

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 RDU to ADL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Hong Kong (RDU > HKG > ADL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1306
  • Average savings: $433 (24.88%)

See RDU to HKG flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (RDU > LAX > ADL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1411
  • Average savings: $327 (18.81%)

See RDU to LAX flights

Hack #3: Denpasar (RDU > DPS > ADL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1510
  • Average savings: $228 (13.12%)

See RDU to DPS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, American, Bangkok Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10345 miles or 16649 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to ADL flight is about 19 hour 36 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from RDU to ADL.


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 ADL
Destination airport name Adelaide International Airport
City Adelaide
Country Australia
Latitude -34.9
Longitude 138.5


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