The cheapest times to fly from RDU to MGA are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • July 30th 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 MGA is early September. Prices can be as high as $2024 for Friday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $428 for Wednesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Managua

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Managua (MGA) will usually cost between $460 to $1202 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $480. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $1390. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $910 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $881 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to MGA flight.

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

RDU to MGA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to MGA flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Raleigh. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.32, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MGA, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into RDU. Fridays 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 $67 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $831. Return trip prices are from the MGA 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 MGA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 3 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 MGA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) in Liberia

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from MGA
  • Usually 47.02% less expensive than MGA
  • 1-layover flights available

See RDU to LIR flights


Flight Hacking RDU to MGA

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 MGA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (RDU > MIA > MGA)

  • Price for both tickets: $616
  • Average savings: $265 (30.04%)

See RDU to MIA flights

Hack #2: Chicago, IL (RDU > ORD > MGA)

  • Price for both tickets: $635
  • Average savings: $246 (27.94%)

See RDU to ORD flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (RDU > LGA > MGA)

  • Price for both tickets: $648
  • Average savings: $233 (26.41%)

See RDU to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Avianca, Avianca El Salvador, COPA, Delta, JetBlue, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1703 miles or 2741 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to MGA flight is about 4 hour 3 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 50 available flights from RDU to MGA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeMGA
Destination airport nameAugusto Cesar Sandino International Airport


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