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 (RDU) serves more than 10 million passengers annually.
RDU International Airport is co-owned by and located midway between the two mid-sized destinations of Durham and Raleigh, NC. The airport is a mere two miles from Southeast Durham, which includes Research Triangle Park, and only 12 miles from Downtown Durham.
Named one of the nation's fastest growing airports in 2000, RDU serves more than 10 million passengers annually with more than 360 daily flights. Nonstop flights arrive from 37 US destinations and five international locales. Durham and RDU enjoy service from nine major airlines and their regional carriers.
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), USHighways 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.