Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

2400 John Brantley Blvd (at Aviation Pkwy), Morrisville, NC 27560, United States
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  • Shelli M.

    Go to the Observation Park outside the airport close to the parking deck. It's quiet and covered and you can watch the planes leave and land Read more

    Shelli Mayfield · October 27, 2009
  • Jon L.

    great place to visit if you plan to fly somewhere.

    Jon Li · September 27, 2009
  • AT&T

    While you’re waiting for your flight, you can stay connected with AT&T Wi-Fi. It’s easy to connect and free for AT&T customers w/ certain smartphone or home broadband plans.

    AT&T · September 6, 2011
  • James S.

    Love the new terminal. They have USB outlets to charge your electronics requiring a US plug in. You don't find that in too many airports.

    James Stubblefield · November 5, 2009
  • @SocialShark

    Tip of the day: use your cell phone camera to take a quick photo of were you parked. Makes it easier to locate your car when you return.

    @SocialShark · March 17, 2010
  • Mark H.

    Now that most of the airlines moved to Terminal. C security lines can get long, don't count on skating through in a few minutes any more.

    Mark Hinkle · March 24, 2011
  • Jordan C.

    If you're pickig someone up, the best place to sit and wait is sheetz. At least the cranky cops can't bother you there!

    Jordan Chavis · December 23, 2009
  • Toshi T.

    If you are picking someone up, one of the best places to wait is the Observation Park near General Aviation. Great view of the planes landing and leaving.

    Toshi Tsuboi · April 18, 2010
  • Caroline M.

    Park your car just outside the fence just west of the north entrance. Lay down in the grass. Wait for a plane. Scream as it flies right over your head.

    Caroline Martin · December 18, 2009
  • The News & Observer

    Passengers returning home or ending their journey at RDU will be greeted by a stone and glass mosaic mural created by Robert Kushner, featuring a meadow of indigenous North Carolina flora and fauna. Read more

    The News & Observer · July 20, 2012
  • James G.

    Sometimes it's better to not take the Expert Traveller security line- the other lines usually have more open and move faster.

    James Golding · June 25, 2010
  • Nate J.

    Best deal on food: Brookwood Farms, in T2, has $1.49 tacos and bbq sliders. Located in between the CPK and gate C9.

    Nate Jaffee · March 8, 2010
  • Lee R.

    Delta was quick at the checkin. Don't need to arrive 2 hrs early.

    Lee Ramey · March 3, 2011
  • Joe D.

    If you are flying southwest from T1, find the outside parking lot directly across from the far side dropoff. U have to search the garage for the secret entrance but it's a hell of a timesaver.

    Joe Dustin · January 18, 2010
  • glenn g.

    Go to 5guys for an early morning pick-me-up. They're open at 4am and serve a mean bacon, egg and cheese

    glenn goldman · August 27, 2013
  • NPR

    Welcome to Raleigh! If you want to listen to the local NPR station, turn your dial to FM 89.7 (WCPE) or 88.9 (WSHA). Enjoy your trip.

    NPR · March 23, 2012
  • Jarrett C.

    Go to RDU, park in the lower level of the parking deck and grab a quick pint at Gordon-Biersch before your departure in Terminal 2

    Jarrett Campbell · December 21, 2009
  • Joanna P.

    RDU Terminal 2 is the nicest, cleanest airport I have ever flown in and out of. Hope they do the same with Term 1!

    Joanna Perry · May 14, 2012
  • @SocialShark

    Great flight with @jetblue again!

    @SocialShark · March 17, 2010
  • Jordan C.

    looking for a quiet place to sit and wait? Try C8, it's not used often for flights.

    Jordan Chavis · November 16, 2009
  • Aaron B.

    Always opt-out!

    Aaron Bockover · February 4, 2011
  • Elijah C.

    Closest place to get to Carolina not only in your mind!!

    Elijah Caldwell · October 30, 2011
  • Joe D.

    Avoid the egg sandwiches at Jason's Deli on the D concourse. Worst 8 bacon egg and cheese I've ever had.

    Joe Dustin · April 1, 2011
  • Kellie

    Seafood Bisque @ 42nd Street Oyster Bar!!

    Kellie · June 10, 2010
  • Michael G.

    My home airport. TSA is efficient and super friendly, Pre-Check is a snap, and the airport is always clean. Get the RDU Passport to make parking 100% painless!

    Michael Greene · August 31, 2013
  • Shawnie

    People are so friendly here- that Southern hospitality.

    Shawnie · August 11, 2012
  • Big D.

    I <3 this airport! It is clean, spacious & has funtionally modern & elegant design that really stands out! All airports should look/work like this! :-)

    Big D. · July 2, 2012
  • ogomo

    Grab a drink at Carolina Vintages in Terminal 2, Near Gate D3.

    ogomo · September 20, 2011
  • Rapper Pooh

    Five Guys between D3 and D5

    Rapper Pooh · July 27, 2011
  • Scott B.

    One of the fastest baggage claim times in the US

    Scott B · April 21, 2011
  • Karl R.

    Have a great trip and weekend

    Karl Ritz · October 8, 2010
  • Richard L.

    One my new favorite regional airports, even better than pdx. Beautifully warm wooden beams provide a great contrast to the steel and cables. Also the only gordon biersch brewery I've seen in these par

    Richard Liu · October 29, 2009
  • Jet Airways

    North Carolina Museum of Art: Worth the trip for the building alone – the light-filled glass-and-anodized-steel West Building won praise from architecture critics nationwide when it opened in 2010.

    Jet Airways · October 10, 2014
  • Kiko P.

    Need to charge your electronic device? Look under the triangular tables in the waiting areas. They have USB ports as well as regular outlets for charging everything.

    Kiko Pike · May 13, 2013
  • Nabarun D.

    The grilled cheese at Five Guys (not on the posted menu) with the free fixins is the cheapest and tastiest thing you can get here. Three dollars!

    Nabarun Dasgupta · June 11, 2012
  • Cary T.

    JetBlue flies nonstop to Boston. Easy business travel.

    Cary Tober · May 29, 2011
  • Jessica M.

    Don't forget to turn lights off inside car before you leave, so you don't come back to a dead battery!

    Jessica Murray · May 25, 2011
  • Samsonite

    Find rare beauties at Raleigh/Durham International Airport's shops! Vintage novels, collectors maps, and sports memorabilia are just a few options.

    Samsonite · May 3, 2011
  • jordan b.

    Great airport to fly out of or into. The new terminal is state-of-the-art

    jordan burleson · March 23, 2011
  • Sara S.

    If you're flying out, come visit me at one of the Paradies shops. I'm sure to be around.

    Sara Schwacke · September 18, 2010
  • Benefit Cosmetics

    Did the TSA raid your makeup bag, gorgeous? Benefit to the rescue! Come see our instant beauty rescue vending machine near Gate C3 #FlyBenefit

    Benefit Cosmetics · August 7, 2013
  • Jeff L.

    Nice clean and quick airport. Good to fly from.

    Jeff Lunceford · November 5, 2011
  • Bryan R.

    Try parking on level 3 or 6!! There is usually parking there :)

    Bryan Radford · October 15, 2010
  • Sean B.

    Check out 2nd Edition used books by gate D8 - good selection!

    Sean Baker · April 22, 2012
  • LFR

    People at the Starbucks are grabby. Ask the baristas to write your name on the cup when they take your order.

    LFR · February 26, 2012
  • Brian C.

    Save time for a great shoeshine at the bottom of the escalator after the Security Checkpoint.

    Brian Clapp · December 18, 2011
  • Andrew R.

    Might be too late for this trip, but try the Triangle Transit bus and some park-n-rides next time. $2 each way sure beats airport parking.

    Andrew Roman · October 25, 2011
  • Will H.

    Very responsive bathroom motion sensors!

    Will Hayes · September 29, 2011
  • DoubleTree by Hilton

    Pack light. Not only are heavy bags a nightmare to carry around, but they are more likely to fall victim to theft, damage or misrouting. For more travel tips and fun, follow @DoubleTree on Twitter!

    DoubleTree by Hilton · September 27, 2011
  • Jessica G.

    Nice airport security fast

    Jessica Goodman · April 5, 2011