The flight time from Raleigh Durham to Atlanta is 1 hour, 20 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves RDU Raleigh Durham, NC 2 minutes early.
14 minutes taxiing out
58 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ATL Atlanta, GA 10 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
94%
Southwest
92%
Frontier
76%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Raleigh Durham to Atlanta is 1 hour, 20 minutes. The time spent in the air is 58 minutes.

The flight distance from Raleigh Durham to Atlanta is 356 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Atlanta to Raleigh Durham
1 hour, 15 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
1h 16m
Delta
1h 20m
Frontier
1h 29m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m1h1h 15m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

77

Distance

356 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0510

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
62
Southwest
12
Frontier
3

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Raleigh Durham from Atlanta by plane?

The distance from Raleigh Durham to Atlanta by plane is 356 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Raleigh Durham to Atlanta?

The flight time from Raleigh Durham to Atlanta is 1 hour, 20 minutes. The time spent in the air is 58 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 16 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 1 hour, 29 minutes.

What airlines fly from Raleigh Durham to Atlanta?

Delta, Frontier, and Southwest are the airlines with direct flights from Raleigh Durham to Atlanta.

Does Southwest fly from Raleigh Durham to Atlanta?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Raleigh Durham (RDU) to Atlanta (ATL). On average, they have 12 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Raleigh Durham 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 58 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Atlanta 10 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Raleigh Durham to Atlanta, Southwest is 92% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 92% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 94% 6% 0%
Southwest 92% 6% 2%
Frontier 76% 19% 5%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Raleigh Durham and Atlanta, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Southwest 11 58 6 76
Delta 14 58 7 80
Frontier 17 59 10 89

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
12pm 0.34
2pm 0.36
9am 0.52
5am 0.82
10am 0.65
7am 1.03
6am 0.89
8pm 0.2
3pm 0.58
5pm 0.91
11am 0.86
1pm 0.48
8am 0.95
7pm 0.41
6pm 0.79
4pm 1.13

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Raleigh Durham to Atlanta that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 304
February 285
March 331
April 330
May 338
June 340
July 352
August 352
September 344
October 365
November 345
December 335

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Raleigh Durham to Atlanta that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 12.02
Tuesday 10.52
Wednesday 11
Thursday 11.21
Friday 11.69
Saturday 9.75
Sunday 11.13

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
Delta 1
Southwest 0
Frontier 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
12pm 13 61 6 81
2pm 15 58 7 80
9am 14 59 7 80
5am 12 57 6 75
10am 13 57 6 78
7am 18 58 8 86
6am 12 58 6 76
8pm 15 56 8 83
3pm 14 59 6 80
5pm 13 58 6 79
11am 14 58 7 79
1pm 15 58 6 80
8am 15 57 8 82
7pm 13 58 8 81
6pm 16 58 7 83
4pm 13 58 6 79
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.