RDU Airport Parking Options

Raleigh-Durham Interntional Airport

The Raleigh-Durham International Airport provides many services to accomodate everyone. The airport has a spa and shopping options to keep guests entertained.

There is a meditation room available that is open 24/7 and is located pre-security on the ticketing level of Terminal 2.

RDU also has several pieces of art throughout the terminals that showcase the region's heritage of fine arts and crafts.

The airport has several local options for shopping and dining.

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    RDU Airport Parking Rates

    Long term parking

    Lot name Price
    Economy 4
    $11.00 /day
    Economy 3
    $11.00 /day
    $17.00 /day
    $26.00 /day
    8820 Fast Park Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27617

    Short term parking

    Lot name Price
    Economy 4
    $1.00 /hour
    Economy 3
    $1.00 /hour
    $3.00 /hour
    $5.00 /hour

    On-Site Airport Parking Overview

    Key takeaways

    • The Premier lot is steps away from the terminals and has the easiest entrance and exit.
    • The Central lot offers more than 10,000 spaces with a short walk to both terminals.
    • The Economy lot offers a free, frequent 24-hour shuttle service.
    • The Cell Phone Waiting Lot is free and you must wait in your car. There are no restrooms or vending machines available at the lot.

    RDU Airport parking map

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    General airport info

    Raleigh-Durham Interntional Airport
    2400 John Brantley Blvd
    Morrisville, NC 27560

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    Airport parking options at RDU

    On-airport lots

    You can choose to park in the Premier lot or the Central lot for long-term parking. The short-term parking option is the Economy lot which has over 9,000 spaces available and is the best on-airport value.

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    3rd party lots

    There is only one option for a privately owned lot. The lot is $9.55 / day.

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    There are several hotels that offer parking ranging from as little as $4.50 per day to $12.00 per day.

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    Hotel lots

    Hotel lots allow you to park at nearby hotels and the hotel shuttle takes you to the airport.

    Before using hotel lots, I’d recommend you read more about how these lots work on my guide to airport parking, particularly the section on hotel lots here.

    There are several, reasonably-priced hotel options for parking at RDU. Prices range from $3.25 - $12 per day.


    Depending on the lot you choose to park at the airport and the duration and the lot you choose, the rate of the parking lot starts from $1-$5 per hour to $11-$26 per 24 hours.

    Yes. You can use the cell phone lot at RDU Airport for free. Make sure to not leave the vehicle unattended.

    Generally, the cheapest parking depends on your needs. However, the most affordable parking option at RDU Airport is the ParkRDU Economy 4, which offers $11 per 24 hours.

    Raleigh-Durham International Airport doesn’t have its onsite valet service. However, there are also several offsite airport parking lots that offer this service for affordable rates.

    Yes. There are covered wall outlets scattered throughout parking level 4-U. An extension cord is recommended because the cover over the outlet could prevent larger connectors from plugging in.

    Yes. There is the Cell Phone Lot that allows you to park until your passenger arrives and calls to say they are ready for pickup.

    Yes. You have options for parking at covered lots at RDU Airport. You may also check with many offsite parking lots to see your other options.

    You can park your motorcycle in any marked parking stall. All prevailing parking rates apply to motorcycle parking. On the other hand, there are height restrictions on oversized vehicles based on the physical limitations of the Park Premier and the Park Central facilities. The Park Premier facility accepts small cars and light vehicles up to nine (9) feet in height and no longer than twenty (20) feet in length. The Park Central facility accepts small cars and light vehicles up to seven and a half (7 ½) feet in height and no longer than twenty (20) feet in length.

    Yes. You may check real-time availability status of parking lots at Raleigh-Durham International Airport through their official parking webpage.

    Yes. You may book a parking spot in advance at RDU Airport through the airport’s official parking booking page. However, there are also several offsite parking spaces options around the airport that allow early booking. Here are some of your options:

    Unfortunately, RDU Airport doesn’t offer parking discounts to active military men and veterans.

    Yes. There are marked parking spaces for customers with restricted mobility available in each parking lot near the terminal entrance, subject to availability. Your vehicle must have official disabled license plates or other permits displayed to park in these reserved spaces.

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