Public Transportation

Airport Travel

Approximately 11 miles from the city centers of both Durham and Raleigh, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is conveniently located off of Exits 284 and 285 of I-40. Parking is available at the airport along with several Park & Ride lots to help avoid parking congestion close to the terminals. For parking rates and other airport parking, visit the ParkRDU website.

Money Saving Tip: If you pre-purchase parking, choose Economy. The website may then prompt you to upgrade to Central for cheaper than it would have been to book Central directly!

Airport Shuttles

LyftLyft at RDU Airport
UberUber at RDU Airport
Taxi Taxi(919) 333-3333
Brad’s Airport Transportation(919) 493-8180
Mighty Dave RDU(919) 798-9827


The Carolinian Route travels daily between Charlotte and New York City with stops of note in Charlotte, Durham, Raleigh, Richmond, Washington DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.

The Piedmont Route makes three trips daily between Charlotte and Raleigh, with stops in Durham and other towns along the way. This is a convenient option for getting to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport if RDU doesn’t offer a needed flight.

Durham Station
601 W. Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 956-7932

Raleigh Union Station
510 W. Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 833-7594

Bus Service

GoDurham is Durham’s local bus service, with routes spanning most of the city limits. GoDurham is part of the greater GoTriangle service, which also contains the region-specific GoRaleigh, GoCary, and Chapel Hill Transit systems.

For pricing and routes, call (919) 485-7433.

Additionally, Greyhound and Megabus offer longer distance routes. Both companies depart from the same station at 515 West Pettigrew Street, Durham, NC 27701.