Durham is within an hour’s flight or a day’s drive of more than half the nation’s population. Durham is intersected by Interstates 40 and 85, and RDU International Airport [map], (RDU) serves more than 10 million passengers annually.
Getting Here Via Air
RDU International Airport is co-owned by and located midway between the two mid-sized destinations of Durham and Raleigh, North Carolina. The airport is a mere two miles from Southeast Durham, including Research Triangle Park, and only 12 miles from Downtown Durham.
Named one of the nation’s fastest growing airports (2000), RDU serves more than 10 million passengers annually with more than 360 daily flights. Non-stop flights arrive from 36 U.S. destinations and two international locales. Durham and RDU enjoy service from ten major airlines and 17 regional carriers.
Regional Air Carriers
Getting Here Via Highway/Rail
Durham is within a day’s drive of over half the nation’s population and is also midway between Atlanta and Philadelphia. The community is well-connected by Interstate 85 (from the north and south), Interstate 40 (from the west and east), and Interstate 540 (from the east), U.S. Highways 15, 70, and 501, as well as Greyhound/Trailways bus service.
Durham’s Amtrak train station serves passengers traveling both the Piedmont (Charlotte to Durham to Raleigh) and Carolinian (Charlotte to Durham to New York City) routes.
Durham is a compact, single-city county. Downtown is just 12 miles from the airport, four miles from Research Triangle Park (RTP), and two miles from Duke University. Lodging in Southeast Durham is only two miles from the airport and encompasses RTP.
Durham transportation to and from the airport is available via taxicab, limousine, towncar, public transport, hotel shuttle, or rental car.
Durham’s prime location makes it great for tours of the area. The community is located midway between North Carolina’s mountains and beaches, the outlets of Burlington, the state capital of Raleigh, Pinehurst, Charlotte, and Norfolk.