The cheapest times to fly from RDU to LOS are

  • January 1st to March 11th
  • 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 LOS is mid November. Prices can be as high as $2184 for Saturday flights during mid July, or as low as $858 for Thursday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Lagos

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Lagos (LOS) will usually cost between $876 to $1913 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $888. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $2002. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1114 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1190 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to LOS flight.

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

RDU to LOS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to LOS 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 $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LOS, 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 $95 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1227. Return trip prices are from the LOS 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 LOS can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 54 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking RDU to LOS

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 LOS — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $993
  • Average savings: $197 (16.55%)

See RDU to BOS flights

Hack #2: Washington, DC (RDU > DCA > LOS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1001
  • Average savings: $189 (15.88%)

See RDU to DCA flights

Hack #3: Chicago, IL (RDU > ORD > LOS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1016
  • Average savings: $175 (14.66%)

See RDU to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 22 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Murtala Muhammed Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5510 miles or 8867 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to LOS flight is about 10 hour 54 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from RDU to LOS.


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 LOS
Destination airport name Murtala Muhammed Airport
City Lagos
Country Nigeria
Latitude 6.6
Longitude 3.3


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