The cheapest times to fly from RDU to GRI are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • May 28th to June 10th
  • July 30th to November 18th (except the week of October 1st)

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 GRI is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $888 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $350 for Wednesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Grand Island

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Grand Island, NE (GRI) will usually cost between $361 to $610 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $399. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $554. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $155 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $466 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to GRI flight.

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

RDU to GRI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to GRI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Raleigh. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $121 (23%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $400. Return trip prices are from the GRI 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 GRI can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 59 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 GRI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Eppley Airfield Airport (OMA) in Omaha, NE

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from GRI
  • Usually 20.06% less expensive than GRI
  • 1-layover flights available

See RDU to OMA flights

Destination alternative #2: Lincoln Airport (LNK) in Lincoln, NE

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from GRI
  • Usually 16.74% less expensive than GRI
  • 1-layover flights available

See RDU to LNK flights

Destination alternative #3: Sioux Gateway/Col. Bud Day Field Airport (SUX) in Sioux City, IA

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from GRI
  • Usually 7.19% less expensive than GRI
  • 1-layover flights available

See RDU to SUX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: American, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Central Nebraska Regional Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1111 miles or 1788 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to GRI flight is about 2 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between Raleigh/Durham, NC and Grand Island, NE?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from RDU to GRI.


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 GRI
Destination airport name Central Nebraska Regional Airport
City Grand Island, NE
Country the United States
Latitude 41
Longitude -98.3


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