Rdu airport parking, airport shuttle & car rental

The durham airport offers a daily and hourly parking lot and four park and ride lots, providing more than 17,000 parking spaces in total. Work continues to increase parking provision to meet passenger needs.

Short and Long Term Parking

A five-level parking deck, linked by pedestrian tunnels to terminals, with 2,700 parking spaces. Park and Ride RDU - The park and ride lots are served by courtesy airport shuttles which run every 15 minutes from 5:00 am to 1:00 am, or last flight.

Rdu airport parking, airport shuttle & car rental

Raleigh Durham Airport Parking

Ground Transportation

Taxis, buses, shuttles and train services are all available at the airport or in the surrounding area.

RDU Taxis:

Taxi points are located outside the baggage claim areas of the terminals, at the lower level, on the curbside. Around 20 companies are licensed to operate at RDU.

RDU Bus and airport shuttle:

RDU’s courtesy buses connect the airport’s four Park and Ride lots to Terminal A and Terminal C every 15 minutes. The service begins at 5:00 am and runs until the last flight arrives at around 1:00 am.

Triangle Transit Authority (TTA) offers public van transportation connecting Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary with Research Triangle Park and the airport. Call the TTA at (919) 549 9999 for details.

R & G Airport Shuttle, based at RDU, delivers passengers to area businesses and universities. The shuttle leaves every half-hour from the baggage claim areas.

Numerous other shuttle and limousine services provide unscheduled services in the area. They are licensed but are not endorsed by the Airport Authority.

raleigh-durham international airport car rentals

The car rental firms listed below serve RDU. Rental counters are centralized not in the terminals but in an area a few hundred feet away. Agencies’ courtesy vans will pick up passengers every few minutes from a point outside each terminal near the baggage claim area.

Car Rental Companies

Avis Rent-A-Car – 800 331-1212
Alamo – 800 327-9633
Hertz Corporation – 800 654-3131
Dollar – 800 800-4000
National – 800-227-7368
Thrifty – 800 847-4389
Triangle Rent-A-Car – 800 643-7368
Budget Rent-A-Car – 800 527-0700
Enterprise – 800 736-8222

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Preflight Parking RDU

Raleigh-Durham International Airport has more than 15,600 public preflight parking spaces. There are four Park and Ride lots with courtesy bus service directly to the terminals. Four of five levels of a new 2,700-space parking deck are now  open across from Terminal A. All four levels are charged at the daily rate of $6 per day. Included in our parking section on this site is detailed information about availability, shuttles, costs, and future plans for expansion as well as a map of RDU.

Daily maximum charges for a 24-hour period are:

Hourly lots:  $18
Daily:  $6
Park and Ride lots 1 and 2:  $4
Park and Ride lots 3 and 4:  $3

RDU Parking rates:

Based on time of entry until time of payment
Not prorated based on delays
Calculated at a rate of $1.00 per hour up to the 24-hour maximum
Based on increments (65 minutes = $2.00)

RDU Payment Methods:

Cash, traveler’s checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner’s Club; No personal checks.

RDU Parking Tips:

  • Allow plenty of time
  • Park and Ride courtesy buses run from 5 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. daily
  • Follow the electronic signs to available parking
  • There is no maximum number of days to park in lots
  • To pick up a friend, use the Hourly parking lots – not the curb
  • All parking lots are well-lit and open at all times when space is available
  • Entrance to the new parking deck and Terminal A parking is located BEFORE the terminal
Preflight Parking RDU

Preflight Parking RDU

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Airport parking RDU

You are planing a vacation and need to pre-order your airport parking at RDU? Although Raleigh–Durham International Airport is quite big it does not have too many active parking providers. There are only few companies beside the airport parking itself: PreFlight Airport Parking, FastPark & Relax, I-40 Park & Fly Services, Park Inc and Thrifty Morrisville Car Rental.

Airport parking RDU

Airport parking RDU

RDU airport parking coupon

Before leaving and heading to the RDU airport you might want to check for the best parking deal you can get. There are many coupons out there just waiting to get picked up. Google for RDU airport parking and many special offers and promotions will popup. Than you just need to compare all the offers. You should get at least one special parking offer from each of the parking providers we mentioned. Finally choose the best coupon and get to the road. Bon voyage!

RDU Parking Rate

The RDU parking rate at the airport itself is a little bit more expensive then the 3th parties companies. The airport parking rate is changed depending on the time you wish to leave you car at the parking. For Hourly parking it is quite cheap and costs only $1 per hour. The most expensive parking lots are Park & Ride 3 and 4 that will charge you for $6 per day.

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