Transportation in Raleigh

Getting to and From RDU Airport

Hotel shuttle service for Sheraton is not available. However arriving passengers will find a variety of transportation options to get you from the airport to the hotel, ranging from shuttles to airport taxis to rental cars to buses and other transportation services:

RDU Taxi Service

RDU Taxi, Inc. is the sole, licensed taxi service provider for Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Metered fares and customer service standards are implemented and monitored by the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. The average trip between RDU International Airport and downtown Raleigh costs approximately $35-50.

Locating a Taxi at RDU

Taxi dispatchers are located outside the terminals at RDU. The Terminal 1 Taxi Dispatch Booth is located outside the ticketing area. At Terminal 2, the booth is located on the lower level outside Bag Claim 1.

You can also schedule a taxi pick-up or make a reservation by contacting RDU Taxi, Inc. at (919) 840-7277. Handicap-accessible vehicles are available upon request.

Transportation Services at RDU

Many companies are permitted to provide transportation services from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Up-to-date lists are available on the RDU website.

Some of the private car service companies most frequently serving the Raleigh Convention Center area include ABC Worldwide, Blue Diamond, Eco Style, Elite, Harrison and White Horse.  Shared ride services serving the immediate downtown and convention center areas include Sky Shuttle, Inc. and Skylink Shuttle.

Rental Cars at RDU

Obtaining a rental car is easy at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Each of the eight rental car companies operating here offer courtesy shuttles to their offices, which are located on airport property.

Bus and Rail Service To and From RDU

Raleigh-Durham International Airport is located in the center of the Research Triangle Region.Triangle Transit Route 100 provides public bus service from RDU to its Regional Transit Center, where riders can connect to bus routes throughout the region.

At RDU, pick up Triangle Transit service outside Terminal 1 and on the lower level outside bag claim at Terminal 2.

Triangle Transit Route 100 provides service to Downtown Raleigh and costs only $2.25. Stop #6 on Route 100 is Moore Square Station. From there, you can walk (~6 blocks), or take the free R-Line bus to the Convention Center stop.

Getting Around Raleigh

Local Taxi Service

Taxicab meter rates in Raleigh are $4.20 for the first mile and 25¢ for each additional 1/10-mile. The average trip between RDU International Airport and downtown Raleigh costs approximately $35. Raleigh Convention Center attendees will also find cabs plentiful and on the Cabarrus Street side of the building.

R-Line – Downtown Circulator

The R-LINE is complimentary bus service in the immediate downtown business district area and runs every 10-12 minutes.  For R-Line information or to download the R-LINE anytime app see The R-Line has 20 stops throughout the 5 downtown districts, including Glenwood South, Capital District, Warehouse District, Fayetteville Street District and Moore’s Square District. The service will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 2:15 a.m. Thursday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.  Route begins outside the Convention Center.

Video by the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

Other Ground Options