The cheapest times to fly from RDU to BNE are

  • January 22nd to March 18th (except the week of February 12th)
  • July 30th to December 9th

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 BNE is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $2569 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $1213 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Brisbane

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Brisbane (BNE) will usually cost between $1316 to $2019 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $1320. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2279. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $958 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1536 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to BNE flight.

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

RDU to BNE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to BNE 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 depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $195 (11%) 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 $1518. Return trip prices are from the BNE 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 BNE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 50 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking RDU to BNE

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 BNE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Beijing (RDU > PEK > BNE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1223
  • Average savings: $313 (20.38%)

See RDU to PEK flights

Hack #2: Shanghai (RDU > PVG > BNE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1231
  • Average savings: $305 (19.86%)

See RDU to PVG flights

Hack #3: Hong Kong (RDU > HKG > BNE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1251
  • Average savings: $286 (18.59%)

See RDU to HKG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9361 miles or 15065 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to BNE flight is about 17 hour 50 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 89 available flights from RDU to BNE.


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 BNE
Destination airport name Brisbane International Airport
City Brisbane
Country Australia
Latitude -27.4
Longitude 153.1


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