The cheapest times to fly from RDU to SPU are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • June 25th to July 15th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the weeks of September 24th, October 22nd, and 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 SPU is late January. Prices can be as high as $1722 for Saturday flights during early April, or as low as $951 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Split

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Split (SPU) will usually cost between $1124 to $1543 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1176. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $1571. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $395 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1321 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to SPU flight.

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

RDU to SPU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to SPU 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 $0.17, which is 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 to Split, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Raleigh. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $148 (10%) 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 $1202. Return trip prices are from the SPU 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 SPU can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 37 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 SPU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) in Dubrovnik

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from SPU
  • Usually 15.40% less expensive than SPU
  • 1-layover flights available

See RDU to DBV flights


Flight Hacking RDU to SPU

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 SPU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Copenhagen (RDU > CPH > SPU)

  • Price for both tickets: $925
  • Average savings: $397 (30.02%)

See RDU to CPH flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (RDU > JFK > SPU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1031
  • Average savings: $291 (21.99%)

See RDU to JFK flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1033
  • Average savings: $289 (21.84%)

See RDU to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 20 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Croatia, Delta, Eurowings, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4795 miles or 7717 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to SPU flight is about 9 hour 37 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from RDU to SPU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeSPU
Destination airport nameSplit Airport


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