Raleigh Durham International Airport

Raleigh/Durham, US


Getting into Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill

Taxi, shuttles and bus

Ground transportation providers pick up passengers outside baggage claim at Terminal 1 and on the lower level of Terminal 2.


RDU Taxi is the sole licensed taxi service provider for RDU airport. The Terminal 1 taxi Dispatch booth is outside baggage claim 3; in Terminal 2 it is outside baggage claim 1. Estimated fare for Raleigh and Durham is USD 30 and Chapel Hill is USD 40. Uber and Lyft customers can meet drivers at Pre-Arranged Zones outside baggage claim at each terminal.


Several companies offer shared-ride shuttle service to and from Raleigh-Durham Airport. These shuttles can be found in the brown limo zones outside of the baggage claim areas of both terminals.


Triangle Transit Route 100 is a local bus route that runs between the airport and the Triangle Transit Regional Transit Center offering connections to other buses that serve Raleigh, Durham, and Cary. The bus runs every 30-60 minutes and the journey takes approximately 35 minutes. One-way fare is USD 2. You may pick up Triangle Transit service outside Terminal 1 and on the lower level outside bag claim at Terminal 2.

Hours: 06:39-22:39 Mon-Fri, 07:39-22:39 Sat, 07:39-18:39 Sun

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Getting around the airport


  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport is located 4.5 miles northeast of the town of Morrisville in Wake County. It serves the “Research Triangle” Metropolitan region of North Carolina.
  • The airport has Terminals 1 (with Concourse A) and 2 (with Concourse C and D). Gates C23, C24, and C25 are international gates.
  • The ground level of Terminal 1 is divided between ticketing and baggage claim. The concourse level with A gates has a security checkpoint, ATMs, cafés, and restaurants.
  • The baggage claim level of Terminal 2 has all modes of ground transportation and baggage carousels. The ticket level has three sections divided by escalators. The security checkpoints lead to the concourse gates.
  • Seats in the terminals are equipped with power outlets.
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Gaze at Planes and listen to the Tower Radio

RDU Observation Park

Raleigh Airport offers a small observation park for aviation fans. The park offers a little raised platform that gives you a great view over the tarmac. There are also loudspeakers where you can listen to the tower radio for incoming and outgoing planes.

  • RDU Obsevation Park
    Location: landside at the Park-&-Ride area next to the terminal
    Opening hours: 24 hours
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Good Food and Local Wines

Carolina Vintages in Terminal 2

It's not very well known, but there are very good wines from North Carolina. Carolina Vintages in terminal 2 is a good place to explore these wines together with local, organic dishes like burgers, sandwiches and seafood.

  • Carolina Vintages
    Location: terminal 2, airside, gate D3
    Opening hours: 04:30-Last Departure
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  • Delta Air Lines Delta Sky Club, terminal 2, airside, next to gate C3. Hours: 5:00AM-7:45PM Sun-Fri, 5:00AM-6:30PM Sat.
  • American Airlines Admirals Club, terminal 2, airside, across from gate C3. Hours: 4:15AM-8:30PM Mon-Fri, 4:15AM-8:00PM Sat, 5:00AM-8:30PM Sun.
  • USO North Carolina, terminal 2, 3rd floor. Hours: available 24h daily. 
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Yoga room


Offers travelers a quiet escape from the hustle-and-bustle of airport travel. Location: terminal 2, ticketting level, next to Travelex. The room is open 24 hours.

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XpressSpa offers a full service airport spa with a luxurious atmosphere. Location: terminal 2, next to gate 10. Hours: 7:00AM-8:00PM Sun-Fri, 9:30AM-6:00PM Sat.

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Car rental

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The following car rental agencies are available: Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty. All companies offer free shuttle from the airport to their service locations.

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Mobile charging

Free of charge

Almost all seats in the terminals are equipped with power outlets. Besides, you may find power outlets in boarding areas.

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