The cheapest times to fly from RDU to ATL are
- January 1st to February 25th
- August 6th to December 16th (except the week of November 19th)
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 ATL is early December. Prices can be as high as $561 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $181 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Atlanta
Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Atlanta, GA (ATL) will usually cost between $184 to $332 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $202. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $343. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $141 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $227 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to ATL flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the RDU to ATL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the RDU to ATL 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 $0.4, which is a bit above 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 $59 (22%) 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 $207. Return trip prices are from the ATL to RDU flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from RDU to ATL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 37 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from RDU to ATL? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Azul, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 356 miles or 573 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from RDU to ATL?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to ATL flight is about 1 hour 37 minutes.
How many flights go between Raleigh/Durham, NC and Atlanta, GA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 52 available flights from RDU to ATL.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Raleigh-Durham International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport|
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Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from RDU to ATL tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 32% 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 ATL heading for RDU about 17 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Atlanta, GA is about 8 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 13 minutes late
- Delta: 18 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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