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Low Season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
September
Most popular time to fly
2%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$258
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$196
or less (round trip)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $196 or less.
The cheapest flight from Chicago to Raleigh-Durham was found 46 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be August, September and October. The cheapest month to fly is January.
Morning departure is around 6% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Chicago to Raleigh-Durham Flights

How long does a flight from Chicago to Raleigh-Durham take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 53m, covering a distance of 631 miles.
How many flights are there between Chicago and Raleigh-Durham?
There are 439 (nonstop) flights between Chicago and Raleigh-Durham per week, averaging 65 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Chicago to Raleigh-Durham?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($142), Multiple Airlines ($245) and American Airlines ($245).
Do I need a passport to fly between Chicago and Raleigh-Durham?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Chicago and Raleigh-Durham?
United (14 times daily), Southwest (6 times daily), SAS (5 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Chicago to Raleigh-Durham?
For Chicago to Raleigh-Durham, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Raleigh-Durham back to Chicago, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Chicago to Raleigh-Durham (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Chicago
$142
only
$142
$262
only
$262
Destination
Raleigh
$142
only
$142
Tue, Apr 24
ORD
RDU
8h 31m
Tue, May 1
RDU
ORD
14h 44m
Trip: 8 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 36 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
ORD
RDU
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

Charged me for a carry on. Charged for drinks. Plane was extremely uncomfortable. Staff was rude. Never fly Frontier.

ORD
RDU
Mediocre 2.0

everything

ORD
RDU
Mediocre 3.0

Lengthy delay with poor communication about the delay. Then delayed for an hour on the runway.

ORD
RDU
Excellent 10.0

Boarding was smooth, the plane was new, clean and comfortable ( I paid extra for a roomier seat),

I wish I could've charged my phone on the plane

ORD
RDU
Okay 5.3

Nice crew

They nickel and dime you for every little thing! You want to bring any luggage? Too bad it costs $35 or $60 per bag. You want to pick your seat? Too bad it's $11+. You want any food or drink on the plane? Too bad it's expensive.

Tue, Mar 20
ORD
RDU
1h 53m
Tue, Mar 27
RDU
ORD
2h 25m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, May 2
ORD
RDU
2h 01m
Sat, May 5
RDU
ORD
2h 20m
Trip: 4 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 23 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
ORD
RDU
Good 7.0

Landed on time. AA is mostly on or before schedule. Definitely like that part. Smooth flying as well.

No interactions with the crew this time. Boarding is okay.

ORD
RDU
Mediocre 2.3

Always delayed. Always check my carry on. Which equals me being late to where I'm going.

See above

ORD
RDU
Good 6.0

Staff friensly

Multiple delays and gate changes the last when we were already were to start boarding Aircraft seating had some issues.

ORD
RDU
Mediocre 2.0

Company blamed weather for flight cancelation and did not pay hotel and meals. Onboarding crew were very rude and not helpful, Food provided in the flight is very bad.

ORD
RDU
Okay 4.5

The airline "randomly" selected me for extra security. Even though I have TSA pre-check I was jostled around, sent to multiple security lines without any reasoning and the local Chicago TSA and airport staff didn't seem to know what to do. Once it was figured out I was subjected to what was essentially a cavity search. Again I HAVE TSA-pre-check but apparently that means nothing if an airline flags you. It was an extremely upsetting experience but you were in a situation of either agree to the invasive search or get stranded over 1000 miles from home. I will NEVER fly Iberia again after a cancelled flight and being stranded in the wrong country on the way to my vacation and the horrible security experience on the way back. I seriously may never go to Chicago either after seeing the complete lack of organization and traumatizing personal invasion. I fly a lot for work and have never had such a horrible experience. I would really like to know how many terrorists are caught with these invasive searches and would love to know the justification for sticking your hands inside someone's pants and grabbing their privates after they have already gone through a metal detector AND the body scanner. Especially for someone who has already passed a federal background check to obtain pre-check status. Absolutely ridiculous.

Wed, Mar 14
ORD
RDU
2h 00m
Tue, Mar 20
RDU
ORD
2h 22m
Trip: 7 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 53 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
RDU
Excellent 10.0

Easy process, no issues. Pilot handled turbulence well, landed pretty smoothly. It was a good trip.

No complaint except the trash other passengers left on the plan.

ORD
RDU
Okay 5.6

Once again just like the first United flight the AC was so cold. They did not offer blankets and my son was so cold I had to unpack tshirts to wrap him. Will not fly this airline again. This has happened twice now.

ORD
RDU
Excellent 8.0

The personal tv

Having to pay an extra fee just to watch whatever I wanted

ORD
RDU
Okay 4.0

The layover/ delay was bad and inconvenient.

ORD
RDU
Excellent 8.0

Enjoyed the small size of the Raleigh airport.

Wed, Mar 14
MDW
RDU
5h 43m
Sat, Mar 17
RDU
MDW
4h 06m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

EWR
DTW
Mediocre 3.3

I've always wanted to go to all five Manhattan boroughs in one day. Thanks to Delta, that happened.

The plane broke down as we were about to take off. Delta rebooked everyone on to new flights because it was pretty obvious that plane was not going to be fixed in time. The crew did their best given the situation. The situation was absolute bs though - we had to take a cab to JFK for our new flight and do the whole security thing again and all that annoying stuff. Thanks for wasting 8 hours of my life, Delta.

BJX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

I liked the check-in kiosk, but only because I had no bags to check. I liked being able to choose my own seat. I liked that the flight was uneventful. I liked the staff at all stages, they were friendly and helpful.

They made me shove my purse into my knapsack to fit within their two bag policy. That's a first for me. My Delta flight did not do that.

BOS
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

We were in the plane for 3 hours before we could depart. No one offered us a drink or snack.

FLL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I like service

Tue, May 1
ORD
RDU
8h 31m
Tue, May 8
RDU
ORD
14h 44m
Trip: 8 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 36 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
ORD
RDU
Good 7.0

For less than two tanks of gas, I flew from RDU to Chicago and back. It's a no frills airline, but everyone was nice, and I got where I was going on time. Can't really ask for more than that.

ORD
RDU
Excellent 10.0

Boarding was smooth, the plane was new, clean and comfortable ( I paid extra for a roomier seat),

I wish I could've charged my phone on the plane

ORD
RDU
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

Charged me for a carry on. Charged for drinks. Plane was extremely uncomfortable. Staff was rude. Never fly Frontier.

ORD
RDU
Good 6.0

well managed boarding process.

personal pain difficulty with cabin air pressure during descent. Unusual in my experience in planes this large. Occurs more often in smaller regional airplanes.

ORD
RDU
Mediocre 3.0

Lengthy delay with poor communication about the delay. Then delayed for an hour on the runway.

Sat, Jun 2
ORD
RDU
1h 54m
Thu, Jun 7
RDU
ORD
2h 18m
Trip: 6 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 53 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
RDU
Okay 5.6

boarding was efficient and fast; easy check in

oversold flight with 16+ standbys multiple flight delays with vague or no explanations

ORD
RDU
Okay 5.6

Once again just like the first United flight the AC was so cold. They did not offer blankets and my son was so cold I had to unpack tshirts to wrap him. Will not fly this airline again. This has happened twice now.

ORD
RDU
Excellent 8.0

The personal tv

Having to pay an extra fee just to watch whatever I wanted

ORD
RDU
Excellent 8.0

Enjoyed the small size of the Raleigh airport.

ORD
RDU
Excellent 9.0

Crew were friendly and attentive, service was great.

I was seated in the last row, by lavatory door. The plane smelled bad and I could hear a distressed dog barking below. Vinyl seats left my shirt sweaty.

Fri, May 25
ORD
RDU
2h 00m
Tue, May 29
RDU
ORD
2h 23m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Apr 10
MDW
RDU
4h 31m
Tue, Apr 24
RDU
MDW
4h 15m
Trip: 15 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
DEN
JFK
Good 6.3

Comfortable seats. Good entertainment

Going to Denver was delayed and now return trip delayed We were give 3 separate reasons. Poor communication. Just telling me a flight will be delayed is not communication. Lack of a free snack was disappointing. May have to rethink flying Delta next time.

EWR
DTW
Mediocre 3.3

I've always wanted to go to all five Manhattan boroughs in one day. Thanks to Delta, that happened.

The plane broke down as we were about to take off. Delta rebooked everyone on to new flights because it was pretty obvious that plane was not going to be fixed in time. The crew did their best given the situation. The situation was absolute bs though - we had to take a cab to JFK for our new flight and do the whole security thing again and all that annoying stuff. Thanks for wasting 8 hours of my life, Delta.

FLL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I like service

ATL
EWR
Excellent 8.6

No LCD screen for entertainment.

PVR
MSP
Good 7.3

They have few movies selection that was good

I like being in a big space faster. And clean good service I

Sun, Jun 24
ORD
RDU
2h 02m
Sun, Jul 1
RDU
ORD
2h 07m
Trip: 8 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 23 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
ORD
RDU
Okay 5.3

Flight was on time

Boarding is typical disorderly. Seating us getting smaller.

ORD
RDU
Okay 4.5

The airline "randomly" selected me for extra security. Even though I have TSA pre-check I was jostled around, sent to multiple security lines without any reasoning and the local Chicago TSA and airport staff didn't seem to know what to do. Once it was figured out I was subjected to what was essentially a cavity search. Again I HAVE TSA-pre-check but apparently that means nothing if an airline flags you. It was an extremely upsetting experience but you were in a situation of either agree to the invasive search or get stranded over 1000 miles from home. I will NEVER fly Iberia again after a cancelled flight and being stranded in the wrong country on the way to my vacation and the horrible security experience on the way back. I seriously may never go to Chicago either after seeing the complete lack of organization and traumatizing personal invasion. I fly a lot for work and have never had such a horrible experience. I would really like to know how many terrorists are caught with these invasive searches and would love to know the justification for sticking your hands inside someone's pants and grabbing their privates after they have already gone through a metal detector AND the body scanner. Especially for someone who has already passed a federal background check to obtain pre-check status. Absolutely ridiculous.

ORD
RDU
Good 6.0

Staff friensly

Multiple delays and gate changes the last when we were already were to start boarding Aircraft seating had some issues.

ORD
RDU
Excellent 9.6

I was able to fall asleep and we didn't have to wait at the dock very long. Arrived on time and no delays.

They flight attendant I had who took my drink order seemed distracted and basically threw my pretzels down on my tray table.

ORD
RDU
Good 7.0

Running behind schedule.

Wed, May 2
MDW
RDU
4h 08m
Sat, May 5
RDU
MDW
4h 45m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
BOS
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

We were in the plane for 3 hours before we could depart. No one offered us a drink or snack.

ATL
TGU
Mediocre 2.0

The service was horribly they dilate my flight 24 hours and I lose my flight yesterday because from Washington to Atlanta the flight was late and from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa leave early

BJX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

I liked the check-in kiosk, but only because I had no bags to check. I liked being able to choose my own seat. I liked that the flight was uneventful. I liked the staff at all stages, they were friendly and helpful.

They made me shove my purse into my knapsack to fit within their two bag policy. That's a first for me. My Delta flight did not do that.

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Expensive food

Sun, Jun 3
ORD
RDU
2h 00m
Thu, Jun 7
RDU
ORD
2h 07m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Jul 21
ORD
RDU
2h 04m
Sat, Jul 28
RDU
ORD
2h 08m
Trip: 8 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 23 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
ORD
RDU
Mediocre 2.3

Always delayed. Always check my carry on. Which equals me being late to where I'm going.

See above

ORD
RDU
Excellent 9.6

I was able to fall asleep and we didn't have to wait at the dock very long. Arrived on time and no delays.

They flight attendant I had who took my drink order seemed distracted and basically threw my pretzels down on my tray table.

LAX
ORD
Good 7.6

I liked having the built in screen on the a321. Americans streaming service has lots to offer but the built in screens have more choices. I get why they want to just offer the streaming but I appreciate all the choices! There was a group number enforcer at the gate to make boarding more organized! She was polite but told the mobs that try to use the premium line to wait their turn.

I asked for upgrades to and from Chicago. I’m a gold member and fly for leisure fairly often. There are so many people looking for an upgrade these days that you’re rarely getting the opportunity

ORD
RDU
Mediocre 2.0

Company blamed weather for flight cancelation and did not pay hotel and meals. Onboarding crew were very rude and not helpful, Food provided in the flight is very bad.

ORD
RDU
Good 7.0

Running behind schedule.

Thu, Jun 21
ORD
RDU
2h 02m
Sun, Jun 24
RDU
ORD
2h 07m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Mar 14
MDW
RDU
4h 24m
Tue, Mar 20
RDU
MDW
4h 38m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
PVR
MSP
Good 7.3

They have few movies selection that was good

I like being in a big space faster. And clean good service I

JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food and the service

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

BJX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

I liked the check-in kiosk, but only because I had no bags to check. I liked being able to choose my own seat. I liked that the flight was uneventful. I liked the staff at all stages, they were friendly and helpful.

They made me shove my purse into my knapsack to fit within their two bag policy. That's a first for me. My Delta flight did not do that.

BOS
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

We were in the plane for 3 hours before we could depart. No one offered us a drink or snack.

Tue, Jul 10
ORD
RDU
1h 56m
Thu, Jul 12
RDU
ORD
2h 08m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Jun 2
MDW
RDU
4h 39m
Thu, Jun 7
RDU
MDW
4h 59m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food and the service

FLL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I like service

BJX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

I liked the check-in kiosk, but only because I had no bags to check. I liked being able to choose my own seat. I liked that the flight was uneventful. I liked the staff at all stages, they were friendly and helpful.

They made me shove my purse into my knapsack to fit within their two bag policy. That's a first for me. My Delta flight did not do that.

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

EWR
DTW
Mediocre 3.3

I've always wanted to go to all five Manhattan boroughs in one day. Thanks to Delta, that happened.

The plane broke down as we were about to take off. Delta rebooked everyone on to new flights because it was pretty obvious that plane was not going to be fixed in time. The crew did their best given the situation. The situation was absolute bs though - we had to take a cab to JFK for our new flight and do the whole security thing again and all that annoying stuff. Thanks for wasting 8 hours of my life, Delta.

Fri, Aug 10
ORD
RDU
1h 54m
Mon, Aug 13
RDU
ORD
2h 15m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 25
MDW
RDU
5h 10m
Sun, Apr 29
RDU
MDW
4h 43m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
EWR
Excellent 8.6

No LCD screen for entertainment.

PVR
MSP
Good 7.3

They have few movies selection that was good

I like being in a big space faster. And clean good service I

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

EWR
DTW
Mediocre 3.3

I've always wanted to go to all five Manhattan boroughs in one day. Thanks to Delta, that happened.

The plane broke down as we were about to take off. Delta rebooked everyone on to new flights because it was pretty obvious that plane was not going to be fixed in time. The crew did their best given the situation. The situation was absolute bs though - we had to take a cab to JFK for our new flight and do the whole security thing again and all that annoying stuff. Thanks for wasting 8 hours of my life, Delta.

ATL
TGU
Mediocre 2.0

The service was horribly they dilate my flight 24 hours and I lose my flight yesterday because from Washington to Atlanta the flight was late and from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa leave early

Tue, May 1
MDW
RDU
3h 50m
Fri, May 4
RDU
MDW
4h 59m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
PVR
MSP
Good 7.3

They have few movies selection that was good

I like being in a big space faster. And clean good service I

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Expensive food

JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food and the service

BJX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

I liked the check-in kiosk, but only because I had no bags to check. I liked being able to choose my own seat. I liked that the flight was uneventful. I liked the staff at all stages, they were friendly and helpful.

They made me shove my purse into my knapsack to fit within their two bag policy. That's a first for me. My Delta flight did not do that.

EWR
DTW
Mediocre 3.3

I've always wanted to go to all five Manhattan boroughs in one day. Thanks to Delta, that happened.

The plane broke down as we were about to take off. Delta rebooked everyone on to new flights because it was pretty obvious that plane was not going to be fixed in time. The crew did their best given the situation. The situation was absolute bs though - we had to take a cab to JFK for our new flight and do the whole security thing again and all that annoying stuff. Thanks for wasting 8 hours of my life, Delta.

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Chicago to Raleigh-Durham Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 2h 06m
Flights Arrive in Raleigh-Durham
Flights Depart from Chicago
Flight Price $142
Distance 631 miles
Airlines Frontier, American Airlines, United, Delta
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