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Airport Codes:

Distances from RDU to:
Morrisville 1 mile
Raleigh 11 miles
Charlotte 139 miles
Richmond 140 miles
Washington 231 miles

Nearest Major Airports:
76 miles: Piedmont Triad International Airport  (GSO)
135 miles: Charlotte/Douglas International Airport  (CLT)
141 miles: Richmond International Airport  (RIC)
230 miles: Washington Dulles International Airport  (IAD)

Car Hire Raleigh Durham Airport

Raleigh Durham Airport Guide

Raleigh-Durham International Airport has two terminals labelled 1 and 2 with terminal 2 having international gates capable of taking Boeing 747 aircraft.  Terminal 1 is very dated and there are plans to renovate it in the next few years. Terminal 2 is a modern facility with jet bridges and many facilities for arriving and departing passengers. Terminal 2 has a bigger range of shops and places to eat with Brooks Brothers clothes shop, a bookstore, gift shop and duty free. Places to eat include Cinnabon, an oyster bar, an all-American diner and more. You’ll also find several banks as well as ATMs should you need them.

Raleigh Durham Airport Directions

Getting into the centre of Raleigh by hire car is very easy. Leave the airport gates and turn left onto the Dan K Moore Freeway or route 40 and head southeast. You’ll cross the city’s ring road and arrive in the centre in under 15 minutes.

Raleigh Durham Airport Parking

There are over 11,000 parking spaces at Raleigh-Durham divided into onsite parking in garages or off-site in several open air lots with a shuttle bus connecting you. Valet parking is also available as is closer parking for the less mobile.

Raleigh Durham Airport Flight Information

Whilst mostly flying to US airports and Canada, American Airlines operates a flight from Raleigh-Durham to London Heathrow. Passengers from other European cities can connect through Heathrow.

Hotels Near Raleigh Durham Airport Airport

There are many good hotels nearby with the cheapest being the Hampton Inn at $33 a night. If you want to spend a little more to ensure a good stay, the Marriott Raleigh City Centre at $85 a night is a great hotel set in a tower block in the centre of Raleigh.

Raleigh Durham Airport Time Zone

Raleigh-Durham International Airport is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and located in the Eastern Time Zone (GMT-5)

Raleigh Durham Airport Info

Raleigh-Durham International Airport is a busy and important international airport in North Carolina serving the Raleigh and Durham metropolis.  It was built in 1929 but soon outgrew its site and a new airport was planned for construction at the start of the Second World War. Since then it has been remodelled and now offers flights within North America and also to London with American Airlines. Last year it served nearly ten million passengers.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport Trivia:
  • The airport operates an average of 372 flights daily over its three runways
  • Nearly 10 million passengers travelled through Raleigh-Durham last year
  • The airport began operation as Raleigh Municipal airport in 1929
  • It was rebuilt on a separate site in 1943 and the three runways it operated then are still visible on the other side of the current terminal
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