The cheapest times to fly from RDU to FRA are

  • January 8th to April 15th
  • April 30th to May 20th
  • September 10th to September 30th
  • October 22nd to December 9th (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 FRA is early to mid May. Prices can be as high as $1668 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $409 for Tuesday flights around early to mid May.


When to Fly to Frankfurt

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Frankfurt (FRA) will usually cost between $638 to $1283 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid May with an average ticket price of $617. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1415. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $797 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $897 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to FRA flight.

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

RDU to FRA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to FRA flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as 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

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $122 (12%) 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 $860. Return trip prices are from the FRA 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 FRA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 40 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking RDU to FRA

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 FRA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (RDU > BOS > FRA)

  • Price for both tickets: $705
  • Average savings: $193 (21.46%)

See RDU to BOS flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $734
  • Average savings: $163 (18.17%)

See RDU to JFK flights

Hack #3: Newark, NJ (RDU > EWR > FRA)

  • Price for both tickets: $778
  • Average savings: $119 (13.27%)

See RDU to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 22 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4266 miles or 6865 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to FRA flight is about 8 hour 40 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from RDU to FRA.


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 FRA
Destination airport name Frankfurt Main Airport
City Frankfurt
Country Germany
Latitude 50
Longitude 8.6


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