Raleigh-Durham International (RDU)
Location: The airport is situated 10 miles (16km) south of Durham
and equal distance northwest of Raleigh.
Time: GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to
Free buses run between the two terminals.
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
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.
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.
Departure Tax: None.