Airports >Raleigh-Durham Intl Arprt-Rdu
2400 W Terminal Blvd, Morrisville, NC | Directions 2756035.870594 -78.800422
Whether you're coming to the Carolinas or taking off for an adventure, this airport is your way station. – In Short
The airport is centrally located to Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh. With two terminals (a third is under construction) serving a dozen airlines and their subsidiaries, RDU is a stop for domestic flights to most major U.S. cities. The airport also offers service to England, Canada and the Bahamas. Each terminal has a parking deck located directly across from it, and there are four overflow lots that provide shuttle service every 15 minutes. The shuttles take about five to 10 minutes to get you to your destination.
fly in, fly out – For an International airport, RDU is small and easy to get around in. They have construction going on, so that causes some confusion, but its not too bad. Well lit and clearly marked signs, provide good direction for traversing the airport. Rental car locations located on-site, which is really nice if you're short on time. Long term is located off-site, but only about a mile away and they run about every 15 minutes or so. Parking prices are reasonable.
Parking?? – The parking situation is still poor at RDU... Does anyone forsee some resolution?
Perks with a cost – RDU is a good airport because it is a small airport with some modern conveniences. You won't find a huge selection of shops here like Hartsfield but you won't get lost in a maze of tubes and concourses either. It serves the business community well as a functional airport but you'll pay the price if you have an early morning flight. Forget getting any taxi driver to come pick you up to take you to the airport if you have a flight earlier than 6:00 AM. You'll have to drive or have someone drop you off.
Gets the job done – What I love about the RDU airport is that it's small. What I hate about the RDU airport is that it's small. There's very little chance you'll get lost looking for your gate here, and when it's time to claim your bags you only have a few moving belts to choose from--but otherwise the perks of a smaller airport wear off quickly. There's nothing unique or flashy about RDU; bookshops are limited, coffeeshops are mediocre. The new parking decks do offer some relief.
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