Flights to Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), located 15 miles northwest of downtown Raleigh, bring visitors from around the world to Research Triangle Park (RTP), the biggest high-tech research & development center in the U.S. But Raleigh flights allow you to see more than just a hub for technological innovation. North Carolina's state capital is a quaint, compact city that delivers urban amenities and high-class culture with a main street charm.
Airport hotels near Raleigh-Durham International are convenient to the Research Triangle Region. Get to your meeting at Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center or Marriott at Research Triangle Park quickly by hiring a private car or shared transportation from the brown limo zone outside of baggage claim. Make your car rental reservation pre-flight or use the Reservation and Accommodations Board at baggage claim in Terminals 1 and 2 to hire a rental car. The RDU Taxi Service will dispatch a taxi to take you anywhere you need within the Raleigh-Durham and Chapel Hill area. Hotel shuttles to and from the airport are available across The Triangle, too. Check availability with your hotel and wait for pick up from the red zones outside the terminals. Go from Raleigh-Durham International Airport straight to downtown Raleigh's Moore Square park via Triangle Transit's Route 100, which runs every half hour from 6:05 a.m. to 9:40 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Break free from the itineraries and schedules and unwind with a cheap flight to Raleigh or with one of many Raleigh vacation packages. Raleigh's cozy parks, oak-lined streets, and easily navigable downtown area invite visitors to get lost in the local culture without getting lost geographically. Immerse yourself in history and science by touring the North Carolina Museum of History, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and the North Carolina State Capitol. Spend the day admiring artwork at the North Carolina Museum of Art and the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM Raleigh). Finish a day of sightseeing with the best sight of all--a view of the downtown skyline and a local brew on the Boylan Bridge Brewpub patio. Use Travelocity to search over 400 airlines and more than 510,000 hotels worldwide to find the best deal on cheap flights to Raleigh.