Raleigh-Durham International Airport is the primary airport that serves Raleigh, Durham, and the Research Triangle region. It is situated about 5 miles away from Morrisville, Wake County. The airport is also known by its airport code, RDU. It served 12,8 million passengers in 2018.
If you’re driving to RDU, use the following address to get driving directions:
Raleigh-Durham International Airport Airport Code: RDU
2400 John Brantley Blvd, Morrisville, NC 27560, USA
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Pickup Location / Where to meet your driver at Raleigh Durham Airport?
Shared ride vans: My RDY Airport Shuttle
Terminal 1 (Southwest Airlines): Zone 1, across the crosswalk on the commercial courtesy island (turn left and go to the end of the platform).
Terminal 2 (all other airlines): Zone 8, on the ground floor, across the crosswalk on the commercial courtesy island (turn right and go to the end).
Buses: GoTriangle Route 100
Terminal 1: bus picks up at Zone 1;
Terminal 2: Zone 17 on the lower level outside Baggage Claim.
Rideshare: Uber, Lyft
Terminal 1: go outside from baggage claim to pick-up zone 1.
Terminal 2: exit baggage claim and head to zone 17.
Those who aren’t driving to the airport will need dependable airport transportation to pick them up or drop them off at Raleigh-Durham Airport. Luckily, there are various transfer options available: RDU Airport Shuttle, Ridesharing, Taxi & Limo Service, Public Transportation, and RDU Car Rental.
Use one of these airport transfers to efficiently get to any hotel or popular destination in the area, including Duke Lemur Center, North Carolina Museum of Natural SSkciences, Duke Gardens, American Tobacco Campus, etc. There are many opportunities for recreation, fun, and shopping.
RDU Airport Shuttle
Being reliable and affordable, airport shuttles are one of the best transportation options. The trip to your destination might be longer than via taxi cabs, but shared shuttles are definitely cheaper. If you need a ride to/from RDU Airport, see below and choose the transportation provider that best suits your needs.
Sky Shuttle provides reliable RDU Airport shuttle rides at any time; book your ride and their door-to-door shuttle driver will promptly take you to your destination. Their shared shuttle is also eco-friendly, and it is a great choice for those who wish to reduce their expenses. You can also choose a private or group ride.
- If you’re looking for a ride from RDU Airport to Duke University, your one-way fare will be $22. The price will be the same for various destinations in the Durham area.
Book your ride online now or call Sky Shuttle at 919-599-8100 for additional information. You can use their website to find out the rate to your destination.
Skylink Shuttle also offers economical and convenient shuttle service in the Raleigh-Durham area. Their flexible services can meet any of your needs, whether you’re traveling alone or as part of a group. Make a shuttle reservation online or by calling 855-759-8267 or 919-233-3952.
Check out our list below to find out RDU Airport shuttle rates:
My RDU Airport Shuttle is a dependable transportation company offering punctual shuttle rides and fixed rates. They can arrange a ride for solo travelers, families, and large groups during both day and night. Use this shuttle provider to get to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, etc. Look at the following list to find out their rates. Call 919-728-0195 if you need additional assistance.
The pickup location depends on your airline and airport terminal:
- Terminal 1 (Southwest Airlines): they pick up passengers at Zone 1. It is located across the crosswalk on the commercial courtesy Island (turn left and go to the end of the platform).
- Terminal 2 (all other airlines): Zone 8, on the ground floor, across the crosswalk on the commercial courtesy island (turn right and go to the end).
A&P Shuttle Service is one of the newest RDU Airport shuttle providers in the Triangle. They offer professional transportation and punctual rides. To find out their rates, make a reservation, or ask any other question, feel free to call them at 919-264-2025 or 919-641-2045. Alternatively, you can use their booking form and reserve an airport ride online.
Super Shuttle RDU does not offer its shared rides, but they can provide you with private car/SUV rides through ExecuCar. You can book this private transfer using their website, phone app, or by calling 800-258-3826.
The private ride from RDU Airport to Duke University would cost about $70. To discover their rates to some other destination, click here and choose your location.
A great number of hotels from across the Research Triangle area provide shuttle service to and from RDU International Airport. Shuttle drivers pick up and drop off passengers at the red zones outside of the airport terminals. If you want to stay at a hotel for a couple of days, check out our list below. Before booking a room, call the hotel to check if the free shuttle service is still available.
You can see the rest of the hotels here.
If you want to use a transportation network company at Raleigh-Durham Int’l Airport, you can arrange for a pick-up at the designated areas in both terminals - Zone 1 at Terminal 1 or Zone 17 at Terminal 2. TNCs that are allowed to operate at this airport are Uber and Lyft.
They offer very competitive prices, sometimes even cheaper than RDU Airport shuttle rates. To help you book the cheapest airport transfer, we’ve picked the top 3 destinations and compared the lowest estimates.
Uber RDU Airport
- to downtown Durham: $20.59
- to downtown Raleigh: $21.55
- to Duke University: $23.03
Lyft RDU Airport
- to downtown Durham: $18-21
- to downtown Raleigh: $20-25
- to Duke University: $21-24
Airport Taxi & Limo Service
If you want to avoid waiting for airport rides and get to your destination as fast as possible, use an airport taxi cab. Reservations are not necessary, and taxi dispatchers at RDU are situated outside both terminals:
- the Terminal 1 taxi booth is outside Baggage Claim 3;
- the Terminal 2 taxi booth is on the lower level outside Baggage Claim 1.
You can make a taxi reservation if you wish, simply call RDU Taxi at (919) 840-7277.
A taxi rate from RDU Airport to Duke University Chapel is approximately $37.50.
If you need a ride from RDU to the Convention Center, your taxi rate will be about $41.50.
If you want private vehicles with internet access and flat-screen TVs, you can book a car or limo service for an exclusive travel experience. They pick up airport passengers at the brown limo zones outside baggage claim areas in both terminals. Reserve your limousine by calling one of the transportation companies from our list below.
Public buses are the cheapest transportation option and an excellent choice for those who want to cut their costs. Of course, this airport transfer is much slower than other options and is not appropriate for those with lots of luggage, but the difference in price is huge.
The GoTriangle Route 100 provides public bus service from RDU Airport to the Regional Transit Center, where you can connect to some other bus routes. The single bus ticket fare is only $2.25.
There are two bus stop locations:
- Terminal 1: Zone 1;
- Terminal 2: at Zone 17 on the lower level outside Baggage Claim.
Those who want to connect to a national bus or train (such as Amtrak or Greyhound) can arrange transportation to Cary, Raleigh, or Durham through any RDU Airport shuttle or other transfer option.
RDU Rental Cars
Renting a vehicle at RDU is a quite convenient way of getting around the town because you won’t have to wait for others or share a ride - you will have a car only for yourself. There are several rental agencies and all of them offer courtesy shuttle service to their offices located nearby. You can catch the complimentary shuttle at the green Rental Car shuttle bus stops:
- Terminal 1: outside Baggage Claim at Zone 5;
- Terminal 2: Zone 18.
To find out the rates or ask any question, call one of the following agencies: