The cheapest times to fly from YKM to RDU are

  • January 1st to March 25th (except the week of March 12th)
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 20th to November 18th

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 YKM to RDU is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $3572 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $370 for Wednesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Raleigh

Flying from Yakima, WA (YKM) to Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) will usually cost between $448 to $875 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $445. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1213. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $769 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $564 can be considered a good price for a round-trip YKM to RDU flight.

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

YKM to RDU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the YKM to RDU flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Yakima. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to RDU, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into YKM. 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 $149 (21%) 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 $564. Return trip prices are from the RDU to YKM 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 YKM to RDU can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 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 YKM to RDU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from RDU
  • Usually 1.33% less expensive than RDU
  • 1-layover flights available

See YKM to CLT flights


Flight Hacking YKM to RDU

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 YKM to RDU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Chicago, IL (YKM > ORD > RDU)

  • Price for both tickets: $513
  • Average savings: $51 (9.05%)

See YKM to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Yakima Air Terminal/McAllister Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2262 miles or 3640 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop YKM to RDU flight is about 5 hour 3 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from YKM to RDU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeYKM
Origination airport nameYakima Air Terminal/McAllister Field Airport
CityYakima, WA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


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