City Guide


Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Location: The airport is situated 10 miles (16km) from Durham and 10 miles (16km) from Raleigh.
Time: GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Tel: (919) 840 2123
Transfer between terminals: Free buses run between the two terminals.
Getting to the city: Triangle Transit Route 100 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 terminal, and an adult fare costs $2.25. Other bus services include Amtrak and Greyhound.
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. Fares into Raleigh or Durham cost approximately $30, while a trip to Chapel Hill costs about $38. Extra charges are added for excess baggage.
Facilities: 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.
Parking: There are a number of parking lots available. The Premier lot is $3 and hour, and up to $18 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.
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