Transfer to/from - Raleigh-Durham airport (RDU)


Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Raleigh-Durham airport (RDU)



All services operate from outside the luggage recollection areas of both terminals.

Ride-sharing - Companies offering this service at the airport are Uber, Lyft and Wingz.

Bus - Line 100 from GO Triangle (Tel +1 919 485 7433) has a fare of USD2.25 and links the airport with the Regional Transit Center (where you can catch services to other locations, such as Durham and Chapel Hill), Morrisville Outlet Mall, Meredith College and downtown Raleigh (around 35 minutes journey). It operates Mondays through Fridays between 6:40 am and 10:40 pm, Saturdays from 7:10 am to 11:10 pm and Sundays from 7:10 am to 9:10 pm.
Greyhound (Tel +1 800 231 2222) provides long-distance transportation from the stations located in downtown Raleigh and Durham.
There are also shared services provided by A&P Shuttle (Tel +1 919 264 2025 / 641 2045), Sky Shuttle (Tel +1 919 599 8100), Skylink Shuttle (Tel +1 919 233 3952 / 855 759 8267) and White Glove Transportation (Tel +1 919 539 6200 / 670 4155).

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Train - In downtown Raleigh, there is an Amtrak station (Tel +1 800 872 7245), from where trains depart for New York, Charlotte, Washington DC, Charleston, Savannah, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and Miami.

Taxi - RDU Taxi (Tel +1 919 840 7277) is the exclusive, official airport operator. Fares to downtown Durham and Raleigh are around USD35.00 and the trip takes about 30 minutes.

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Latest updates: March 20, 2020

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign. If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
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