Long layover at Raleigh-Durham airport (RDU) or in nearby hotels

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Possibility to spend the night at Raleigh-Durham airport (RDU), if open 24 hours. Services available, places to rest (free resting zones), or look for the list of nearby hotels and vip lounges.

Layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area

Raleigh-Durham airport (RDU)

Spending the night at the airport

Raleigh-Durham airport operates with many flights and connections inside the United States and international destinations, so it is common to see movement even during the night. Although the terminals are open around the clock, passengers must remain in the public area after the security checkpoints close.

Where to rest: There are recliners next to the security control and padded benches with no armrests, but they are scarce. Another option (by paying or with a credit card that provides the service) is to access one of the VIP lounges, which provide more amenities, though they close at night. On the other hand, in the airport surroundings there are several hotels with shuttle service.

Baggage: The enclosure does not operate a left luggage service, so you must remain with your baggage until checking-in.

Eating and drinking: Inside Terminal 2 there is a Starbucks that opens 24 hours a day. Most shops open between 6:00 am and 8:00 pm.

Restrooms: There are showers only inside the Admirals Club lounge.

Wi-Fi: It is free in sessions of 45 minutes, which can be repeated indefinitely by watching a commercial.

Other services available around the clock: ATMs, baby changing facilities, chapel.


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Nearby Hotels

Many of the accommodations situated near the airport provide courtesy shuttles for their guests.

Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Durham Airport (2.5km/1.6 miles)
Hyatt Place Raleigh Durham Airport (2.8 km/1.7 miles)
Tru By Hilton Raleigh Durham Airport (2.8 km/1.7 miles)
Cambria Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport (2.8 km/1.7 miles)
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Raleigh-Durham Airport, NC (2.9 km/1.8 miles)

Latest updates: May 09, 2019

  Scoring of Raleigh-Durham airport

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VIP Lounge Pass