The cheapest times to fly from RDU to ASM are

  • January 8th to April 15th (except the week of March 26th)
  • September 3rd to December 2nd

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 ASM is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $2489 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $1093 for Wednesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Asmara

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Asmara (ASM) will usually cost between $1179 to $2019 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $1211. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $2041. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $830 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1470 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to ASM flight.

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

RDU to ASM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to ASM flight is slightly 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 $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ASM, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into RDU. 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 $157 (10%) 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 $1471. Return trip prices are from the ASM 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 ASM can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 40 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking RDU to ASM

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 ASM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Washington, DC (RDU > IAD > ASM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1258
  • Average savings: $212 (14.43%)

See RDU to IAD flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (RDU > JFK > ASM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1282
  • Average savings: $188 (12.76%)

See RDU to JFK flights

Hack #3: Chicago, IL (RDU > ORD > ASM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1367
  • Average savings: $103 (7.01%)

See RDU to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, SAS, South African, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7049 miles or 11344 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to ASM flight is about 13 hour 40 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 4 available flights from RDU to ASM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeRDU
Origination airport nameRaleigh-Durham International Airport
CityRaleigh/Durham, NC
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeASM
Destination airport nameAsmara International Airport


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