The cheapest times to fly from RDU to MZT are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • August 6th to October 21st
  • mid November

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 MZT is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1261 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $536 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Mazatlán

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Mazatlan (MZT) will usually cost between $563 to $877 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $547. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1028. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $481 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $594 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to MZT flight.

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

RDU to MZT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to MZT 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 $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $110 (16%) 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 $586. Return trip prices are from the MZT 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 MZT 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 20 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking RDU to MZT

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 MZT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Mexico City (RDU > MEX > MZT)

  • Price for both tickets: $465
  • Average savings: $130 (21.8%)

See RDU to MEX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from General Rafael Buelna International Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1861 miles or 2995 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to MZT flight is about 4 hour 20 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from RDU to MZT.


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 MZT
Destination airport name General Rafael Buelna International Airport
City Mazatlan
Country Mexico
Latitude 23.2
Longitude -106.3


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