Flights from Raleigh/Durham with Southwest Airlines®.

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Experience the getaway you’ve been dreaming of when you plan a flight with Southwest. Though the City of Oaks is surrounded by the rugged Southern landscape, there’s plenty more to see when you travel beyond the capital city of North Carolina. No matter if you’re planning a couple’s getaway or family vacation, Southwest Airlines can take you there from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Try trading the Southeast for the Southwest. With everything from alpine forests to cacti-dotted deserts, the landscape out West is mesmerizing. Spend time sightseeing with a visit to the Grand Canyon, a dramatic example of the scale and splendor of the American West, captured in dusty trails and dramatic vistas. Though the Southwest is a tapestry of stunning color and fascinating geology, it also offers locations with urban sophistication. Discover desert cities with must-see historical and cultural landmarks sure to impress. Navigate a new city’s distinctive neighborhoods and discover something new around every corner.

But if a dusky city or a desert destination aren’t your ideal holiday destinations, maybe something beachside is more suitable. Get a heaping helping of rest and relaxation sitting on the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you want to dig your toes into the sand or try surfing or snorkeling, there’s a perfect beach destination for you.

No matter the destination, your next excursion will be one to remember. Whether you choose a peaceful beachfront getaway, a big-city adventure, or something in between, Southwest can take you there from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Explore where you can fly and discover exciting trip add-ons from Southwest Airlines® Experiences—and rack up Rapid Rewards® points when you fly. Know booking will be straightforward from flight selection to checkout to boarding. Learn more about what makes the Southwest® Experience different.

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West Palm Beach

See the Sunshine State beyond the amusement parks—jet off to West Palm Beach for coastline culture without the lines.

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Las Vegas

Jet off to America’s Playground! When you travel to Las Vegas, having a good time is a sure thing.

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Country twang meets cosmopolitan shine in the Athens of the South. Bust out your best pair of boots and hit the town.

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Experience otherworldly theme parks or enjoy the down to earth vibes in this Central Florida city that’s the perfect steppingstone for once in a lifetime day trips.

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See the world from a higher perspective. Let the Mile High City enamor you with its beautiful mix of urban and mountain style living.

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Take in the Sunshine State from this Gulf Coast city, the jewel of the Tampa Bay area.

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Minneapolis/St. Paul

Industrial edge meets Midwestern charm in the lakefront loving, Mississippi River straddling, music filled Twin Cities.

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Dallas (Love Field)

Get ready to be wowed by the Big D! Dallas does everything big and they do it well—from blues to leading a herd of bronze steers.

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Seats and days are limited. Fares may vary by destination, flight, and day of week and won't be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods.

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Details about Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Airport code:RDU


State:North Carolina

Terminal 1

Gates A: 5-8

Airport-provided WiFi


Cities served nonstop daily from RDU*


Cities served daily from RDU*

*Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 10/30/2020 and 12/31/2020, as of 11/2/2020.

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Bags fly free®1

Your bags fly free, because nothing should be left behind. So pack up without paying up with our two free checked bags.

No change fees2

Think your plans may change? Don’t sweat it. We don’t charge you fees to change your mind2.

Gate to gate WiFi3

Surf the web from origin to destination with gate-to-gate WiFi on your flight. Bring your device, and for $8 the Internet will make time fly by on all our flights.

Fly in comfort

Southwest seats give you up to a 31-inch pitch, 17-inch width, and 2-inch recline, which all adds up to a more comfortable flight.

100% free entertainment.

Boredom doesn’t fly with us. So on your flight, watch a movie3 for free. Just one way we make getting to your destination as nice as being there. Well...almost.

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Your trip comes with low fares and no hidden fees thanks to Transfarency®.

Southwest is bringing our low fares and no hidden fees with us. We want to make your trip special, so we’re taking everything you love about Southwest and bringing it all to your travels. Get everything Transfarency has to offer on your next trip, only with Southwest.

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Join Rapid Rewards, our award-winning frequent flyer program4.

Southwest Rapid Rewards lets you use your points on any flight, any day, any time, which means you can turn your points into a reward flight. Sign up and see why we’ve been named the best rewards program four years in a row4. Points that actually reward you with getaways, that’s Southwest Rapid Rewards.

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100% reward availability5.

You can use your points to book any seat, on any flight, no exceptions. Any day, any time, any flight, your points are ready to take you to where you want to go.


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If there’s a seat available on a Southwest flight, you can use your points. It’s that easy. So no matter when you want to get away, you can use your points to get you there. As long as we have a spot available on a flight, you can book it with your Southwest Rapid Rewards points.


Your points don’t expire.

No matter when you earn them, they’ll be there for you to redeem on your flight to anywhere you want to go.


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You can earn points on flights and on everyday purchases with our partners, which makes getting to our destinations easy. And our reward flights are based on our low fares, so the lower the fare, the fewer points you have to use. It’s almost like we want you to have the trip of a lifetime.


1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

2Fare difference may apply.

3Download the Southwest® app to view movies and on-demand content. Inflight messaging only allows access to iMessage and WhatsApp. Apps must be downloaded before the flight. Internet access for $8 a day per device on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Price is subject to change. May not be available for the full duration of flight. Prohibits access to high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO GO® and VoIP, along with certain obscene/offensive content.

42016-2019 Freddie Awards.

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