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

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


COVID-19 - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services and schedules of the different transportation options may be subject to change as well as the limit of available capacity could be reduced. In turn, due to the changing situation, some services may even be temporarily canceled.
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

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, 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 more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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