Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

  • Kent
    "Very nice airport!"(10 Tips)
    Kendall T.
    "Try the Mediterranean restaurant in the new terminal, yum!"(9 Tips)
    Meghan P.
    "There is very little to eat in the southwest terminal."(8 Tips)
    Victor S.
    "Clean and controllable in size with great amenities"(20 Tips)
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  • The News & Observer
    The News & ObserverJuly 20, 2012
    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
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysApril 20, 2015
    Love it or hate it, Myrtle Beach means summer vacation, American-style. Bikers let their graying ponytails fly in the wind & eat hot dogs in smoky arcades, and whole families roast on the white sand.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Charles S.
    Charles SilveyOctober 24, 2012
    Airport seems perpetually empty because of the wide open nature of it. This is good for the traveler as you can often find a quiet place to sit. Seats with power are a big plus.
  • Ty R.
    Ty RamJuly 28, 2014
    Nice little airport. In and out is a breeze with hardly any lines at the security check. It has a few nice options to eat while you wait. The 42nd Street Oyster Bar is my favorite to chill!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Billy B.
    Billy BachmanJanuary 19, 2015
    One of the best airports in the US. Its small enough to get through quickly yet large enough to get enough direct flights. The restaurants and never really crowded either. Its quiet as well.
  • Nick E.
    Nick EasterMarch 19, 2015
    Really nice and quick airport. The security lines are always moving and I've never seen extremely long waits for ticket counters. Definitely one of my favorite airports!
  • Richard L.
    Richard LiuOctober 29, 2009
    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
  • Nate P.
    Nate PolselliJune 21, 2013
    If you fly any airline other than Southwest, you will pass through a brand new terminal with great architectural design. Lines are always wicked short. Can arrive 45 min before flight sometimes!
    Downvoted Jul 2
  • Sabina B.
    Sabina B.February 20, 2014
    One of my favorite airports to fly into/out of (and not just 'cause my mama lives here). Security lines don't exist here and you can always find a decent microbrew next to your gate. #TravelHeaven
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysSeptember 14, 2015
    Stroll around the campus of the famous Duke University. The Morehead Planetarium is a great place to take the kids on a North Carolina layover with a lot of events, planetarium shows & exhibitions.
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • Ashley P.
    Ashley PhillipsApril 26, 2015
    One of the best airports I have used, always tell people what a pleasure it is to have such an uncongested, small but well organized and maintained airport.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton M.
    When the check-in line is as long as the airport itself, don't hesitate to use the curbside baggage check service offered by most airlines. A tip is polite, but it is worth the saved time.
  • Michael G.
    Michael GreeneAugust 31, 2013
    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!
  • Nabarun D.
    Nabarun DasguptaJune 11, 2012
    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!
  • Big D.
    Big D.July 2, 2012
    I <3 this airport! It is clean, spacious & has funtionally modern & elegant design that really stands out! All airports should look/work like this! :-)
  • Miguel Angel B.
    Lots of power plugs and free wifi. Some good stores but keep an eye on the monitors, gates change. Usually free seats where you can wait to your boarding.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Mark H.
    Mark HinkleSeptember 15, 2013
    Terminal2 now has TSA Pre Check, if you go through the online screening you get the fast line and may get to keep you shoes and belt on.
  • James U.
    James UnderbergAugust 6, 2015
    Nice airport - clean and efficient - some good shops and nice food options - as usual the friendly service in NC is amazing !
  • Tom S.
    Tom StephensOctober 28, 2011
    The Southwest Terminal (1) bites. Eat before you come to the airport. Charge your devices as well. Cause there is a good chance you won't be either of these while in the terminal.
    Downvoted 1 week ago
  • Dale K.
    Dale KowalewskiNovember 13, 2013
    I highly recommend the RDU Club. For $20 you get free WiFi, free soda and coffee, free snacks, and a Clean bathroom!
  • Bryan H.
    Bryan HudgensJune 13, 2012
    Great airport. Nice renovation. 5 guys, Jason's deli and lots of power and USB chargers all over the place. Makes traveling a little less painful.
  • Kelsey S.
    Kelsey SnyderSeptember 19, 2014
    It's definitely among the best airports I've been too. Clean, spacious, has a bunch of shops. They even have a Five Guys here
  • AT&T
    AT&TSeptember 6, 2011
    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.
  • Ivan
    IvanAugust 29, 2014
    Nice airport, terminal 2 has a great environment, comfortable and most of the times relaxed. Carolina Pizza house :D
  • Howard N.
    Howard NJuly 21, 2011
    Five Guys burger is not far from security at the beginning of the "D" gates, get a juicy burger and fries before the flight; if you want something light, Jason's Deli is next to it!
  • Kiko P.
    Kiko PikeMay 13, 2013
    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.
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysOctober 10, 2014
    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.
  • Tim M.
    Tim McLainOctober 14, 2013
    Secret parking near Southwest gates, exit parking on far side then cut across the lane and hop into the open lot. You're welcome.
  • Kelly K.
    Kelly KennardFebruary 9, 2015
    I find this airport so easy to negotiate. Signage is great, employees helpful, plenty of food options and shopping while you wait.
  • Natasha H.
    Natasha HiltonNovember 16, 2011
    Getting a garden omelet at 42nd Street Oyster Bar this morning. I've heard really good things about their seafood if you're into it!
  • DJ Shiva S.
    DJ Shiva ShivaMay 11, 2014
    Nice airport, clean and easy to navigate (I was at Terminal 2). Has a Five Guys Burger place, which is always a plus.
  • Avery J.
    Avery JenkinsOctober 9, 2012
    Please check to make sure you seat belt is securely fastened. Your seat back and tray table are in the full upright and locked position & all carry-on luggage is placed completely underneath the seat.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Brad H.
    Brad HallFebruary 16, 2013
    Terminal 2 is probably my favorite place to fly from in the country. Relaxed, new, spacious, quick, and beautiful.
  • Allen H.
    Allen HallJanuary 23, 2015
    They have goose island ipa at the Carolina Ale House in terminal 2 at the end. It's a great ipa.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SmilowitzApril 29, 2013
    For great healthy food go to the Hudson News on terminal C and check out the Neomonde selection. Great Mediterranean food
  • glenn g.
    glenn goldmanSeptember 26, 2013
    the double dip: a bacon cheeseburger at 5guys and then dip into Gordon Biersch for a 20oz cold one. That's a monster airport meal for under $20!
  • Wade S.
    Great airport, very clean, many restaurants, and TSA pre check is great to get thought the lines
  • AC C.
    AC ChanMarch 24, 2011
    Great food variety to choose from other than typical fast food. Jason's Deli, Five Guys and Gordon Biersch at the top of my list.
  • Nate J.
    Nate JaffeeMarch 8, 2010
    Best deal on food: Brookwood Farms, in T2, has $1.49 tacos and bbq sliders. Located in between the CPK and gate C9.
  • Brandi B.
    Brandi BowmanOctober 1, 2012
    Try the pumpkin cheesecake at California pizza kitchen. Cupcakes at Brookwood, and some of the other things we have.
  • Rick J.
    Rick JeffriesMarch 24, 2011
    Love this AP. My 4th trip to raleigh this year and every return flight I am the only person at the tsa check-in. Down side is now I have 2 hours to kill
  • Oz C.
    Oz CruzDecember 4, 2010
    I love our NC RDU airport it's new, has usb and regular eletric outlets.. Very easy access and fast..big A+
  • Duane R.
    Duane ReaughMay 15, 2012
    If you are waiting for a flight to arrive, you can wait at the RDU authority building near the rental car lots. Nobody will hassle you as long as you stay with the car.
  • Kirk T.
    Kirk ThayerMay 24, 2012
    RDU is tops. Excellent shopping, food, bars, etc and charging stations everywhere. As airports go its as good as they get.
  • Joe D.
    Joe DustinJanuary 18, 2010
    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.
  • Morgan T.
    Morgan TalbotDecember 13, 2014
    Get your boarding passes texted to your phone or download Delta's app. It makes traveling SO much easier. No paper to keep up with, they just scan your phone!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Uzoma N.
    Uzoma NwosuOctober 9, 2013
    42nd St. Oyster Bar in terminal 2 has decent breakfast without leaving you with that I-just-ate-a-bunch-of-grease feeling
  • Brian J.
    Brian JoosseMarch 2, 2011
    When they say empty your pockets, do it. Everything, not just the metal. Otherwise the full body scanners give a "blurred image" and you get a pat down.
  • Victor S.
    Victor Sansone1 week ago
    Great place to travel through. Clean and controllable in size with great amenities
  • s@m
    s@mSeptember 1, 2011
    While waiting for your flight, look up toward the ceiling for the floating clouds made of chicken wire - very artistic against the setting sun.
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