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Raleigh Travel Guide

Raleigh Airports

Raleigh-Durham International (RDU)


The airport is situated 10 miles (16km) south of Durham and equal distance northwest of Raleigh.


GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).


Transfer Terminals: 

Free buses run between the two terminals.

Transfer 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.

Car Rental: 

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.

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 is $38 and it costs $20 to get to Cary. Extra charges are added for excess baggage.

Airport Facilities: 

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.

Car Parking: 

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: 

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