All areas of the Triangle are convenient to Raleigh Durham Airport (RDU)
Regardless of where you live or your destination, you will find the Raleigh Durham Airport a convenient place to travel into and out of compared to other airports. The Raleigh Durham International Airport is conveniently located in Morrisville at 2400 John Bantley Blvd by northwest Raleigh off of Aviation Parkway and I-540 with easy access from I-40 as well so if you live in Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, Durham, and Apex you are very close to this wonderful airport.
The Raleigh Durham Airport and its two terminals is home to eight carriers
- Air Canada
- American Airlines
- Frontier Airlines
- US Airways
There are about 40 non-stop destinations you can reach from the Raleigh Durham Airport across the country. Want to check on the flight status for an arrival or departure? You can do so here – Raleigh Durham Airport flight status page. This RDU page also provides “Flight Tracker” which allows you to search for a flight using the airline, flight number, arrival or departure airport or the date. You can also check out the “Air Traffic Map” which is a really cool real time map of the United States showing the location of the flights into and out of the Raleigh Durham airport including an integral weather map.
Raleigh Durham Airport services and amenities
If you are meeting someone at the RDU airport visit the Raleigh Durham airport’s website for all the information you’ll need. Both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 offer short term hourly parking as well as longer term parking. The best meeting place at Terminal 1 is outside the security checkpoint near the information desk or at baggage claim. The best meeting place at Terminal 2 is at the ticketing lobby by the Starbucks or at the baggage claim on the lower level. There are a few options for food and beverages while you wait for your flight or arriving passengers. The Raleigh Durham Airport also has a “Cell Phone Lot” where you can wait for your party from an arriving flight. This lot is free of charge but you must remain in your vehicle at all times while in this lot. Make sure you tell your party to call you after they have claimed their bags. You can then head to the terminal curb from this lot and be incompliance of all security regulations as you are unable to wait by the terminal curb for your arriving party. The address for this cell phone lot is 1000 Trade Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560.
Raleigh Durham Airport Terminal 1
Terminal 1 at the RDU Airport houses AirTran and Southwest ticketing counters and baggage claim areas. You will find the usual assortment of ATM machines, snack and drink vendors, The Club at RDU, Triangle Transit, 24-Hour Flower, AJ’s Tavern, Cinnabon, The Corner, Green Leaf’s Grille, Superior Shine, Red Star Lounge, Best Buy Express, Brighton, CNBC News and of course, Starbucks.
The Club at RDU in Terminal 1 allows travelers to feel like a first class passenger regardless of what ticket they purchased. There is no membership required to enjoy this lounge. The Club at RDU offers a relaxing atmosphere close to your gate. The Club is available for just $29.95 per day and offers complimentary drinks, a full service bar, free snacks, Wi-Fi and satellite TV, flight information, printers, telephone and fax services, newspapers and magazines, meeting rooms and luggage storage.
Raleigh Durham Airport Terminal 2
Terminal 2 at the RDU Airport is larger and houses Delta, JetBlue, American, United/Air Canada, and US Airways. The services offered at this terminal are the Admirals Club, Ticketing and Baggage claim, ATM’s, Customs, Delta Sky Club, Heritage Room, Meditation Room , newspaper and magazine vending, Smart Carte, snacks and drinks, Superior Shine, Travelex Worldwide Money, Triangle Transit, 24-hour Flower, US Airways Club, USO of NC, 42nd St Oyster Bar, A&W All American Food, Brookwood Farms, Bruegger’s Bagel, California Pizza Kitchen, Camden Food Co., Carolina Ale House, Carolina Vintages, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Flavours, Gordon Biersch, Jason’s Deli, KFC Express, Panopolis, Starbucks and a variety of retail establishments including 2nd Edition Book Sellers, Benefit, Best Buy Express, Brighton, Brooks Brothers, CNBC News, EJE Travel Retail, Hudson Booksellers, Hudson News/AeroMart, Hudson News/Discover, KidsWorks, Life is Good, OTC Drugs & More, PGA Tour Shop, Shaw News, Taxco Sterling, Techshowcase, University Market Place/University Kids, and XpresSpa.
Raleigh Durham Airport Ground Transportation
If you are flying into the Raleigh airport and need transportation, you will have a plethora of provider choices outside the bag claim at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 on the lower level. RDU Taxi provides your taxi service. RDU Taxi dispatchers are located outside of both terminals. You can schedule a pick up to or from the airport by calling (919) 840-7277.
If you are looking for a rental car, we have 9 different rental car agencies to choose from. They have courtesy shuttles from the bag claim areas of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 to the onsite rental car locations. There are many rental car agencies to choose from including:
- Advantage (919) 840-2228
- Alamo (919) 840-0132
- Avis (919) 840-4750
- Budget (919) 840-4781
- Dollar (866) 434-2226
- Enterprise (919) 840-9555
- Hertz (919) 840-4875
- National (919) 840-4350
- and Thrifty (919) 832-9381
There are well over 50 personal transportation services, limos, executive car, shared bus/shuttle transportation and tour companies authorized to operate and provide transportation services from Raleigh Durham Airport. You can see the full list of Transportation Services. Also, you can visit the airport’s website for jobs in Raleigh NC at the airport.