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The cheapest times to fly from RDU to KOA are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • August 6th 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 KOA is late October. Prices can be as high as $1388 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $549 for Tuesday flights around late October.

 

When to Fly to Kailua-Kona

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Kona, HI (KOA) will usually cost between $590 to $1004 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $601. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1092. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $491 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $749 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to KOA flight.

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

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RDU to KOA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to KOA 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 $0.1, which is far below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to KOA, and Wednesday 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 $162 (18%) 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 $722. Return trip prices are from the KOA 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 KOA 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 30 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 KOA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kahului Airport (OGG) in Kahului, HI

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from KOA
  • Usually 17.57% less expensive than KOA
  • 1-layover flights available

See RDU to OGG flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4734 miles or 7619 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to KOA flight is about 9 hour 30 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 91 available flights from RDU to KOA.

 

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 KOA
Destination airport name Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport
City Kona, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 19.7
Longitude -156

 

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