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Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)


Raleigh-Durham International Airport is situated midway between the cities of Raleigh and Durham and serves about 10 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 14 miles (23km) from Durham and 14 miles (23km) from Raleigh.

Getting to the city

The GoTriangle Route 100 bus provides a public bus service between the airport and its Regional Transit Center, where passengers can connect to bus routes throughout the region. This includes major areas such as Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, and Research Triangle Park. The buses depart at least once an hour from outside both terminals. Other bus services include Amtrak and Greyhound.


GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).


Tel: (919) 840 2123

Car rental

Car rental companies located at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, and National. A shuttle service runs every 15 minutes from outside the baggage claim area of both terminals to the car rental offices.

Airport Taxis

The official taxi company servicing Raleigh-Durham Airport is RDU Airport Taxis. Extra charges are added for excess baggage.

Transfer between terminals

Free buses run between the two terminals.


Facilities include ATMs, a post box, restaurants, bars, shops, vending machines, a spa, shoeshine services, smoking areas, tourist information, and hotel reservations. Business centres in both terminals offer currency exchange and travel insurance. Facilities for the disabled are good.


There are a number of parking lots available. The Premier lot is $3 and hour, and up to $22 per day. The Economy Lots are also available for $1 an hour, or $7 per day, with a shuttle which connects the lots and the terminal building.



WiFi is available throughout the airport.

Business Lounges

There are two clubs, American Airlines Admirals Club and Delta Sky Club, offering workstations, printing services, and other amenities. Another option is the business centre in Terminal 2, which offers a range of business related services.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.