The cheapest times to fly from RDU to LKO are

  • January 15th to March 25th (except the weeks of February 19th and March 5th)
  • April 16th to May 20th
  • August 27th to December 2nd (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 LKO is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $4948 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $858 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Lucknow

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Lucknow (LKO) will usually cost between $938 to $2167 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $951. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2506. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1555 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1456 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to LKO flight.

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

RDU to LKO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to LKO flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Raleigh. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, 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 $248 (14%) 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 $1346. Return trip prices are from the LKO 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 LKO can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 13 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking RDU to LKO

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 LKO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Delhi (RDU > DEL > LKO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1081
  • Average savings: $375 (25.76%)

See RDU to DEL flights

Hack #2: Mumbai (RDU > BOM > LKO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1106
  • Average savings: $350 (24.04%)

See RDU to BOM flights

Hack #3: Bangalore (RDU > BLR > LKO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1129
  • Average savings: $328 (22.49%)

See RDU to BLR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air India, American, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, SAS, Saudia, Turkish Airlines, United, Vistara, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chaudhary Charan Singh Lucknow International Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7909 miles or 12728 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to LKO flight is about 15 hour 13 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from RDU to LKO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeLKO
Destination airport nameChaudhary Charan Singh Lucknow International Airport


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