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The cheapest times to fly from RDU to EWR are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 5th)
  • July 23rd to November 18th (except the week of August 27th)

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 EWR is early December. Prices can be as high as $370 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $147 for Tuesday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Newark

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Newark, NJ (EWR) will usually cost between $157 to $285 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 $168. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $279. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $110 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $193 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to EWR flight.

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

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RDU to EWR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to EWR 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 $0.29, which is below 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 $75 (30%) 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 $174. Return trip prices are from the EWR to RDU flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from RDU to EWR can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 44 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from RDU to EWR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 80 miles (129 km) away from EWR
  • Usually 20.47% less expensive than EWR
  • Nonstop flights available

See RDU to PHL flights

Destination alternative #2: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 17 miles (27 km) away from EWR
  • Usually 20.21% less expensive than EWR
  • Nonstop flights available

See RDU to LGA flights

Destination alternative #3: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 21 miles (34 km) away from EWR
  • Usually 7.25% less expensive than EWR
  • Nonstop flights available

See RDU to JFK flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, SAS, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 416 miles or 669 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to EWR flight is about 1 hour 44 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 48 available flights from RDU to EWR.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeRDU
Origination airport nameRaleigh-Durham International Airport
CityRaleigh/Durham, NC
Countrythe United States
Latitude35.9
Longitude-78.8

Return Airport

Destination codeEWR
Destination airport nameNewark Liberty International Airport
CityNewark, NJ
Countrythe United States
Latitude40.7
Longitude-74.2

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from RDU to EWR tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 22% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 24% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave EWR heading for RDU about 14 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Newark, NJ is about 8 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • United: 1 minutes late
  • Republic: 18 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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