Over 40 cities across North America offer direct flights offered to Raleigh-Durham International Airport. It is situated midway between the cities of both Raleigh and Durham and serves almost ten million passengers each year, making it a very accessible and convenient airport to use when travelling to or from North Carolina.
Most flights to Raleigh-Durham International Airport originate from within the United States. However there are some flights to the Caribbean, Canada and Mexico. The airport consists of two terminals with loads of shops and restaurants to keep passengers entertained while waiting for flights.
The airport is situated 10 miles (16km) south of Durham and equal distance northwest of Raleigh.
Getting to the city
TTA offers a connecting airport shuttle service to major areas such as Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary and Research Triangle Park, every day except Sunday; a single fare is $2. Taxis are also available; the fare to either Raleigh or Durham is around $27.50.
GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).
Tel: +1 919 840 2123.
Car rental companies Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National are located at the airport. A shuttle service runs every 15 minutes from outside the baggage claim area of all terminals to the car rental offices. Look for green bus shelters marked Rental Car. Thrifty is located off the airport premises and also offers a shuttle service.
The official taxi company servicing Raleigh-Durham Airport is RDU Airport Taxis. Fares into Raleigh or Durham cost approximately $30, while a trip to Chapel Hill is $38 and it costs $20 to get to Cary. Extra charges are added for excess baggage.
Transfer between terminals
Free buses run between the two terminals.
Facilities include ATMs, a post box, WiFi, restaurants, bars, shops, 24 hour flower vending machine, spa, shoeshine, smoking areas and tourist information and hotel reservations. Business Centres in both terminals offer currency exchange and travel insurance. Facilities for the disabled are good.
Hourly and daily parking is available. Daily parking in the Park and Ride lot costs $6 while daily rates in the hourly lot cost $10. Hourly rates are $1 per hour up to $24 per day.
AirTran, Southwest, Air Canada, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, JetBlue, United, US Airways and Vision Airlines all offer flights to Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
AT&T provides wifi throughout the airport at $3.99 per session.
The Club offers workstations, luggage storage, meeting rooms, printing and faxing services. Catering is also available. A fee of $24.95 is charged. Another option is the business centre in Terminal 2, which offers photocopying, wire services and even travel insurance.
Raleigh-Durham International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.