Ultimate Airport Parking Guide

(RDU) 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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    General airport info

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

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    Airport parking options at RDU

    You have several choices for parking at RDU. There are both long-term and short-term lots available. There are also a few hotel and privately-owned options near the airport.

    On-airport lots

    You can choose to park in the ParkRDU Premier lot or the ParkRDU Central lot for long-term parking. The short-term parking option is the ParkRDU 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 $8.00 / 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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    Airport owned & operated lots

    Key takeaways for RDU airport lots

    • The ParkRDU Premier lot is steps away from the terminals and has the easiest entrance and exit.
    • The ParkRDU 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 ParkRDU Cell Phone Waiting Lot is free and you must wait in your car. There are no restrooms or vending machines available at the lot.

    Long term parking

    Lot name Price
    ParkRDU Premier $3.00 / hour
    $18.00 / day
    ParkRDU Central $2.00 / hour
    $14.00 / day

    Short term parking

    Lot name Price
    ParkRDU Economy Economy 2 Rate: $1.00 / hour
    $7.00 / day
    Economy 4 Rate: $1.00 / hour
    $6.00 / day
    ParkRDU Cell Phone Waiting Lot No charge Must wait with your car Restrooms and vending machines are not available

    Privately owned & operated 3rd party lots

    There is one privately owned parking option for the RDU airport that is $8.00 / day.

    8820 Fast Park Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27617
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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.

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