The cheapest times to fly from RDU to UKB are

  • January 1st to July 15th (except the weeks of January 8th, February 5th, February 19th, and June 25th)
  • November 26th 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 UKB is early to mid June. Prices can be as high as $2222 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $1064 for Tuesday flights around early to mid June.


When to Fly to Kobe

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Kobe Honshu Island (UKB) will usually cost between $1074 to $1604 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid June with an average ticket price of $1093. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1721. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $629 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1300 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to UKB flight.

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

RDU to UKB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to UKB 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 $0.11, which is far 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $233 (15%) 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 $1258. Return trip prices are from the UKB 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 UKB can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 45 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 UKB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Osaka

  • 14 miles (23 km) away from UKB
  • Usually 7.62% less expensive than UKB
  • 1-layover flights available

See RDU to KIX flights

Destination alternative #2: Osaka International Airport (ITM) in Osaka

  • 16 miles (26 km) away from UKB
  • Usually 5.04% less expensive than UKB
  • 2-layover flights available

See RDU to ITM flights


Flight Hacking RDU to UKB

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 UKB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Philadelphia, PA (RDU > PHL > UKB)

  • Price for both tickets: $926
  • Average savings: $374 (28.74%)

See RDU to PHL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1066
  • Average savings: $234 (17.97%)

See RDU to ORD flights

Hack #3: Las Vegas, NV (RDU > LAS > UKB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1078
  • Average savings: $222 (17.05%)

See RDU to LAS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, ANA, Delta, JAL, JetBlue, SAS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7093 miles or 11415 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to UKB flight is about 13 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Raleigh/Durham, NC and Kobe Honshu Island?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from RDU to UKB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeUKB
Destination airport nameKobe Airport
CityKobe Honshu Island


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