Cheap flights from San Francisco to Raleigh (SFO - RDU)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham are usually found in August or September, booked 38 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Raleigh (RDU)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to RDU flight in 2022: compare San Francisco to Raleigh flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Raleigh.
SFO - RDU
Price
$294 - $535
RDU
Temperature
41 - 80.6 °F
RDU
Precipitation
2.9 - 4.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$294

From San Francisco to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

One-way from

$88

One-way flight from San Francisco to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Raleigh?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Tuesday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Raleigh (SFO - RDU)?

It’s typically best to fly out from San Francisco to Raleigh in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 40% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 37 days in advance to save up to 17% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 37 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from San Francisco to Raleigh 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $396, or $447 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Raleigh?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Raleigh. Flights to Raleigh from San Francisco in August are about $383 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $177.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Raleigh in January, February 2022

The best prices found for SFO to RDU flights for January, February
25 Jan - 2 Feb
$93pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
24 Jan - 1 Feb
$94pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
31 Jan - 8 Feb
$97pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Raleigh 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Raleigh from San Francisco found for this year
25 Jan - 2 Feb
$93pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
24 Jan - 1 Feb
$94pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
31 Jan - 8 Feb
$97pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Raleigh from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Raleigh direct flight deals
3 Feb - 7 Feb
$346pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
29 Jan - 6 Feb
$350pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
27 Jan - 31 Jan
$354pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Raleigh

Late deals on round-trip flights to Raleigh from San Francisco, departing today and this week
21 Jan - 25 Feb
$139pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
19 Jan - 29 Jan
$155pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
18 Jan - 23 Jan
$168pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Raleigh-Durham from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Raleigh
7:01 am - 7:15 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
9h 14m
SFO - RDU
American Airlines
2:00 am - 2:18 pm
JetBlue
1 Stop
9h 18m
SFO - RDU
JetBlue
3:17 pm - 2:17 am
Frontier
1 Stop
8h 00m
SFO - RDU
Frontier
$124
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Raleigh

What airports do I use to fly from San Francisco to Raleigh?

Booking a flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham (RDU) is your only option if you wish to fly from San Francisco to Raleigh. On a typical day, there is 1 flight from San Francisco to Raleigh-Durham, all of which are around 5h 05m for a nonstop flight. You can also purchase a plane ticket from 8 airlines when you book a flight from San Francisco to Raleigh.

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

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and American Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Raleigh for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Raleigh for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $93, but on average you can expect to pay $114.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Raleigh for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Raleigh under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Raleigh is less than $401.

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

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

How popular is this San Francisco to Raleigh flight route?

Within the past month, 65 users have taken a look at flights from San Francisco to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from San Francisco to Raleigh round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from San Francisco to Raleigh is Frontier. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $93 on this airline. This flight start at 75% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Frontier. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $58. Users have also found prices from $82 and $118 on American Airlines and JetBlue, respectively.

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

The most popular airlines flying from San Francisco to Raleigh are Major Airline, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Raleigh?

Looking for the cheapest flight from San Francisco to Raleigh? While on average our users pay $626, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $109. The most popular route (San Francisco - Raleigh Raleigh-Durham), is priced around $144.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Raleigh (RDU)

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Raleigh from San Francisco?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to San Francisco from Raleigh?

Returning to San Francisco 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 24 hours before departing to San Francisco.

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

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Alternative routes for San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Raleigh.
Average temperature for January in Raleigh
55.4 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Raleigh
3.7 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Raleigh

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham (RDU)

Top 7 airlines flying from San Francisco to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco 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
American Airlines
$106 $349 No cancel fee 71%
Frontier
$112 $279 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$118 $285 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$132 $354 No cancel fee N/A
Spirit Airlines
$147 $321 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$148 $440 No cancel fee 69%
JetBlue
$159 $543 No cancel fee 62%

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Raleigh

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco towards Raleigh.
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Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to Raleigh
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco to Raleigh.
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
1 daily flight
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