The cheapest times to fly from RDU to GRU are

  • January 22nd to March 4th (except the week of January 29th)
  • May 7th to June 3rd
  • August 27th 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 GRU is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1761 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $763 for Monday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to São Paulo

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Sao Paulo (GRU) will usually cost between $858 to $1466 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $869. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1553. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $684 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1135 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to GRU flight.

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

RDU to GRU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to GRU flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Raleigh. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to GRU, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into RDU. 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 $143 (11%) 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 $1107. Return trip prices are from the GRU 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 GRU can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 17 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking RDU to GRU

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 GRU — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $866
  • Average savings: $269 (23.7%)

See RDU to BOS flights

Hack #2: Miami, FL (RDU > MIA > GRU)

  • Price for both tickets: $877
  • Average savings: $259 (22.78%)

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Hack #3: Fort Lauderdale, FL (RDU > FLL > GRU)

  • Price for both tickets: $954
  • Average savings: $182 (15.99%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Avianca, Azul, COPA, Delta, Gol, JetBlue, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Guarulhos Gov Andre Franco Montoro Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4609 miles or 7417 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to GRU flight is about 9 hour 17 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 65 available flights from RDU to GRU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeRDU
Origination airport nameRaleigh-Durham International Airport
CityRaleigh/Durham, NC
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeGRU
Destination airport nameGuarulhos Gov Andre Franco Montoro Airport
CitySao Paulo


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