The cheapest times to fly from RDU to CZM are

  • January 1st to April 1st (except the weeks of February 12th and March 5th)
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 27th to November 18th (except the week of October 15th)
  • December 3rd to April 1st (except the weeks of December 17th, December 24th, February 12th, and March 5th)

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 CZM is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1692 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $420 for Monday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Cozumel

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Cozumel (CZM) will usually cost between $449 to $788 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $439. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $841. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $402 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $532 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to CZM flight.

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

RDU to CZM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to CZM 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 $0.28, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CZM, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into RDU. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Cozumel, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Raleigh. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $42 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $535. Return trip prices are from the CZM 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 CZM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 5 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from RDU to CZM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cancun International Airport (CUN) in Cancun

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from CZM
  • Usually 24.25% less expensive than CZM
  • Nonstop flights available

See RDU to CUN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Delta, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1170 miles or 1883 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to CZM flight is about 3 hour 5 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 37 available flights from RDU to CZM.


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 CZM
Destination airport name Cozumel International Airport
City Cozumel
Country Mexico
Latitude 20.5
Longitude -86.9


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