Cheap flights from Chicago to Raleigh (CHI - RDU)

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The best prices from Chicago to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham are usually found in September or October, booked 14 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Saturday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Raleigh (RDU)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to RDU flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Raleigh flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Raleigh.
CHI - RDU
Price
$97 - $189
RDU
Temperature
41 - 80.6 °F
RDU
Precipitation
2.9 - 4.7 inches

Popular in

April

High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise

Cheapest in

September

Best time to find cheap flights, 34% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$97

From Chicago (CHI) to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

One-way from

$87

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Raleigh (CHI - RDU)?

It’s optimal to fly from Chicago to Raleigh in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 24% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Raleigh?

Leaving on a Monday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 48% on the overall cost on flights from Chicago to Raleigh.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Raleigh?

To save on the cost of your flight from Chicago to Raleigh, book at least 13 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 3% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $129 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $137.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Raleigh?

September can be a great time to fly to Raleigh from Chicago with a flight ticket averaging about $148. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of September for as cheap as $48. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of April.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Raleigh in December, January 2022

The best prices found for CHI to RDU flights for December, January
6 Dec - 7 Dec
$120pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Dec - 4 Dec
$126pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Dec - 10 Dec
$133pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Raleigh 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Raleigh from Chicago found for this year
6 Dec - 7 Dec
$120pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Dec - 4 Dec
$126pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Dec - 10 Dec
$133pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Raleigh from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Raleigh direct flight deals
5 Jan - 12 Jan
$137pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 Jan - 9 Jan
$147pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7 Jan - 9 Jan
$157pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Raleigh

Late deals on round-trip flights to Raleigh from Chicago, departing today and this week
7 Dec - 9 Dec
$120pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Dec - 10 Dec
$133pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
9 Dec - 13 Dec
$138pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Raleigh-Durham from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Raleigh
8:55 am - 3:41 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
17h 46m
ORD - RDU
Multiple Airlines
$87
Kiwi.com
1:00 am - 7:32 am
Delta
1 Stop
5h 32m
MDW - RDU
Delta
$88
Delta
4:20 am - 7:05 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
1h 45m
ORD - RDU
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> to <span class="emphasized">Raleigh</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Raleigh

What airport do you fly into for flights to Raleigh from Chicago?

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham (RDU) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Chicago to Raleigh. You should not have trouble finding flights to Raleigh-Durham from Chicago; the airport handles an average of 15 inbound flights from Chicago per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 8 airlines have flights to the Raleigh airport from Chicago. It is only a 11.1 mi journey from Raleigh-Durham (RDU) to Raleigh’s city center.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Chicago to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. American Airlines, United Airlines, and Spirit Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like American Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Raleigh for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Raleigh for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $115, but on average you can expect to pay $141.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Raleigh for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Raleigh under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Raleigh is less than $201.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Raleigh for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Raleigh within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Raleigh?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday.

How many flights depart from Chicago to Raleigh on average per day?

Per day, 13 flights depart from Chicago to Raleigh on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 8% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 92% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Chicago to Raleigh?

Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines can get you from Chicago to Raleigh in just under 2h 06m. Your travel time can differ by up to 6h 35m. The distance between Chicago and Raleigh is about 649 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago to Raleigh round-trip?

Currently priced at $115, Spirit Airlines will fly you from Chicago to Raleigh and back. In addition to Spirit Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from United Airlines and American Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $137 and $145, respectively. These flights start at 22% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Raleigh one-way?

$59 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Spirit Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Frontier and American Airlines, with prices starting from $64 and $69, respectively.

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Raleigh?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Chicago to Raleigh on time: Republic Airways (93%), Air New Zealand (90%), Envoy Air (89%).

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Chicago to Raleigh?

Before booking your flight from Chicago to Raleigh check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or JetBlue.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Raleigh?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $40. While the most popular route (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Raleigh Raleigh-Durham) can be booked for $115 on average our data indicates $357 when flying from Chicago to Raleigh.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Raleigh (RDU)

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Raleigh from Chicago?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham within the United States

Most visitors from Chicago need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Raleigh Raleigh-Durham.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Raleigh Raleigh-Durham.

Do I need a test to fly back to Chicago from Raleigh?

Returning to Chicago from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

Hide COVID Travel Restrictions for Raleigh (RDU)

Alternative routes for Chicago to Raleigh

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Raleigh

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Raleigh.
Flight duration from Chicago to RDU
2h 18m
Average temperature for December in Raleigh
57.2 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Raleigh
3.0 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Raleigh

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham (RDU)

Top 5 airlines flying from Chicago to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Raleigh choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Frontier
$33 $135 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$35 $104 No cancel fee 65%
Delta
$48 $223 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$48 $187 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$48 $195 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Raleigh

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Raleigh.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 61% of CHI to RDU departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 19% of CHI to RDU departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 19% of CHI to RDU departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of CHI to RDU departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Raleigh
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Raleigh.
Sunday
9 daily flights
Monday
20 daily flights
Tuesday
18 daily flights
Wednesday
26 daily flights
Thursday
18 daily flights
Friday
13 daily flights
Saturday
1 daily flight
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