The flight time from Raleigh Durham to Seattle is 5 hours, 52 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves RDU Raleigh Durham, NC 1 minute early.
17 minutes taxiing out
5 hours, 23 minutes in the air
9 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SEA Seattle, WA 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
89%
Alaska
79%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Raleigh Durham to Seattle is 5 hours, 52 minutes. The time spent in the air is 5 hours, 23 minutes.

The flight distance from Raleigh Durham to Seattle is 2354 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Seattle to Raleigh Durham
4 hours, 59 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Delta
5h 51m
Alaska
5h 54m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h4h5h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

13

Distance

2354 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND0204060

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Alaska
7
Delta
6

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Raleigh Durham from Seattle by plane?

The distance from Raleigh Durham to Seattle by plane is 2354 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 Seattle?

The flight time from Raleigh Durham to Seattle is 5 hours, 52 minutes. The time spent in the air is 5 hours, 23 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 5 hours, 51 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 5 hours, 54 minutes.

What airlines fly from Raleigh Durham to Seattle?

Alaska and Delta are the airlines with direct flights from Raleigh Durham to Seattle.

Does Southwest fly from Raleigh Durham to Seattle?

Southwest does not fly from Raleigh Durham (RDU) to Seattle (SEA). 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 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 323 minutes
Taxiing In 9 minutes
Arrives Seattle 7 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 Seattle, Alaska is 79% reliable, which means that Alaska flights are on time 79% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 89% 11% 0%
Alaska 79% 20% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Raleigh Durham and Seattle, 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)
Delta 17 321 11 351
Alaska 17 324 9 354

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
5pm 0.99
7am 0.7
6am 0.25

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Raleigh Durham to Seattle 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 61
February 55
March 62
April 60
May 62
June 60
July 60
August 61
September 57
October 60
November 54
December 59

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Raleigh Durham to Seattle 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 1.96
Tuesday 1.96
Wednesday 1.98
Thursday 1.9
Friday 1.94
Saturday 1.96
Sunday 1.96

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
Alaska 0
Delta 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)
5pm 17 324 9 354
7am 17 319 11 349
6am 15 327 10 357
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.