The flight time from Raleigh Durham to Charlotte is 1 hour, 4 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves RDU Raleigh Durham, NC 4 minutes early.
19 minutes taxiing out
35 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives CLT Charlotte, NC 13 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

American
90%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Raleigh Durham to Charlotte is 1 hour, 4 minutes. The time spent in the air is 35 minutes.

The flight distance from Raleigh Durham to Charlotte is 130 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Charlotte to Raleigh Durham
51 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

American
1h 4m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

56

Distance

130 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND0100200

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun02468

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
56

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Raleigh Durham from Charlotte by plane?

The distance from Raleigh Durham to Charlotte by plane is 130 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 Charlotte?

The flight time from Raleigh Durham to Charlotte is 1 hour, 4 minutes. The time spent in the air is 35 minutes. These numbers are averages.

What airlines fly from Raleigh Durham to Charlotte?

American is the only airline with direct flights from Raleigh Durham to Charlotte.

Does Southwest fly from Raleigh Durham to Charlotte?

Southwest does not fly from Raleigh Durham (RDU) to Charlotte (CLT). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

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 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 19 minutes
In the Air 35 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Charlotte 13 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 Charlotte, American is 90% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 90% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 90% 8% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Raleigh Durham and Charlotte, 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)
American 19 35 7 64

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
7am 0.57
10am 0.31
6am 0.38
11am 0.56
4pm 0.9
7pm 0.01
6pm 0.96
1pm 0
8pm 0.7
9am 0.65
9pm 0.01
12pm 0.92
8am 0.31
5am 0.64
2pm 0.99

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Raleigh Durham to Charlotte 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 244
February 160
March 245
April 258
May 269
June 253
July 271
August 266
September 238
October 263
November 244
December 226

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Raleigh Durham to Charlotte 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 8.52
Tuesday 7.56
Wednesday 7.85
Thursday 8.52
Friday 8.58
Saturday 7.29
Sunday 8.17

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
American 1

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)
7am 24 36 6 69
10am 18 35 8 61
6am 20 35 6 62
11am 19 36 7 64
4pm 19 35 7 64
7pm 14 34 7 57
6pm 20 35 7 64
1pm 134 33 8 175
8pm 21 35 8 66
9am 22 37 7 67
9pm 13 34 11 59
12pm 18 36 7 62
8am 22 36 9 69
5am 15 33 5 55
2pm 19 35 7 62
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.