Raleigh Durham Airport (RDU)

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Raleigh Durham airport, known officially as Raleigh–Durham International Airport (IATA: RDU, ICAO: T KRDU) is located 4.5 miles (7 km) northeast of Morrisville town, in Wake County, North Carolina.

The airport serves the cities of Raleigh, Durham and the Surrounding Research Triangle, a region in the Piedmont of North Carolina. RDU airport is a focus city for Delta Air Lines. This airline has increased its operations in the airport since 2010.

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The top ten destinations from Raleigh Durham Airport are US cities/airports, being Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Boston, Baltimore, New York (LaGuardia and JFK), Dallas, Philadelphia and Orlando.
In 2015 the RDU airport handled 9,943,331 passengers, a figure that has remained fairly stable over the last 5 years. The airport connects with the international cities of: Toronto, Cancun, Paris and London.

Terminal information

Raleigh–Durham Airport has two terminals, Terminal 1 and 2, with no airside connection and three Concourses between both terminals: A, C and D. Concourse B doesn’t exists.

Terminal 1

It’s been renovated and it has 9 gates. Southwest Airline and AirTran occupied the refurbished terminal.
- Concourse A: gates A1-a9.

Terminal 2

It’s been optimized for the exchange of passengers between connecting flights. Has a total of 36 gates, three of them configured for international flights.

- Concourse C: gates C1-C25. The international gates are C23-C25.
- Concourse D: gates D1-D20.

Facilities and Services

Raleigh Durham Airport provides shops, restaurants and with known brands to take a bite to eat or to buy a last minute gift. RDU airport also provides services and amenities for all passengers. In Terminal 1 there’s 24-Hour Flower and Superior Shine of shining shoes, bags and more. The Terminal 2 provides to all passengers 24-Hour Flower, Airline Clubs, Superior Shine and XpresSpa.


Inter-Terminal Shuttle

The two terminals do not have an airside connection. Passengers moving between the terminals may ride a shuttle bus or take the moving walkway through the covered parking decks between the terminals.

Shuttle bus services are as follows:

- From T1 to T2: Bus 3

- From T2 to T1: Bus 4


The ground transportation from RDU airport is provided outside bag claim at Terminal 1 and on the lower level at Terminal 2.

- Public transit: Route 100. Operated by Triangle Transit (TTA), connects Raleigh-Durham airport with some bus routes that runs through the region and beyond.

- Rail: Amtrak provides service to Raleigh; GoTriangle offers service to Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, RTP; and Greyhound goes to Durham and Raleigh.

- Taxicab: Provided by RDU Taxi Inc. To do a reservation: +1 (919) 840-7277.


Check more detail on transportation page.

Car Rentals

Many companies operates in Raleigh Durham Airport, check here for online booking. They offer courtesy shuttles to their offices.

For a car service for people with special needs, please, make a request.


Contact information

Address: 2400 John Brantley Blvd, Morrisville, NC 27560, U.S.
Telephone: +1 919-840-2123


Lost and Found center

Telephone: +1 919 840-7553


Emergencies - Police

Telephone: (919) 840-21113

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