The cheapest times to fly from RDU to LSE are

  • January 1st to February 18th
  • May 21st to June 10th
  • August 13th 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 LSE is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $859 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $225 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to La Crosse

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to La Crosse, WI (LSE) will usually cost between $227 to $468 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 $259. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $497. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $238 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $304 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to LSE flight.

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

RDU to LSE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to LSE flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Raleigh. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LSE, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into RDU. 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 $137 (35%) 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 $261. Return trip prices are from the LSE 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 LSE 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 32 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 LSE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP) in Minneapolis, MN

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from LSE
  • Usually 16.61% less expensive than LSE
  • Nonstop flights available

See RDU to MSP flights

Destination alternative #2: Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from LSE
  • Usually 9.87% less expensive than LSE
  • 1-layover flights available

See RDU to MSN flights

Destination alternative #3: Rochester International Airport (RST) in Rochester, MN

  • 62 miles (100 km) away from LSE
  • Usually 7.89% less expensive than LSE
  • 1-layover flights available

See RDU to RST flights

Destination alternative #4: Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA) in Mosinee, WI

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from LSE
  • Usually 7.24% less expensive than LSE
  • 1-layover flights available

See RDU to CWA flights

Destination alternative #5: Appleton International Airport (ATW) in Appleton, WI

  • 138 miles (222 km) away from LSE
  • Usually 3.13% less expensive than LSE
  • 1-layover flights available

See RDU to ATW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from La Crosse Regional Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 860 miles or 1384 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to LSE flight is about 2 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Raleigh/Durham, NC and La Crosse, WI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from RDU to LSE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeLSE
Destination airport nameLa Crosse Regional Airport
CityLa Crosse, WI
Countrythe United States


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