Cheap flights to Raleigh/Durham

Raleigh-Durham International Airport serves the cities of Raleigh, which is the capital of North Carolina, and Durham, home of Duke University. It is also the main aviation gateway to what is called the Research Triangle, an area of North Carolina that comprises the population areas of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill and so-called due to its concentration of high-tech businesses and universities. By flying into Raleigh-Durham International you have easy access not just to the Research Triangle itself, but also to North Carolina's numerous other tourist attractions, including the Outer Banks and the Great Smoky Mountains. With the monthly search tool from Skyscanner you can now find the cheapest time of the year to fly to Raleigh-Durham International.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Raleigh-Durham International

The Raleigh-Durham region enjoys four distinct seasons, with summers being very hot and humid. Winter temperatures usually hover just above the freezing mark, although snow does occur just about every year for a few days. Springs and autumns are mild and are generally pleasant times to visit, although autumn maybe more so due to there being less precipitation. Around major holidays, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Memorial Day, flights and hotels may be difficult to come by, so book well in advance.

Airlines that Fly to Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Raleigh-Durham International Airport is one of the few major airports in the United States that doesn't also serve as a hub for a major airline. Despite that fact, the airport is busy and growing rapidly, with direct flights on offer to many major American airports as well as a handful of international ones, including Toronto, London, Paris, and Cancun. The biggest airlines that currently fly to Raleigh-Durham International are:

  • Air Canada
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Allegiant Air
  • American Airlines
  • American Eagle
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Virgin America

What to Expect at the Airport

Raleigh-Durham International Airport has two main terminals and which one you arrive at will depend on your airline. There is no rail service to the airport, however there are public buses provided by GoTriangle. The GoTriangle Route 100 bus connects to the Amtrak station as well as to the central bus stations of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Most hotels will also offer a hotel pickup shuttle service. Taxis are available through RDU Taxis, although you are also able to catch an Uber or Lyft at the "Pre-Arranged Zones" outside of the arrivals exit. However, as with much of North Carolina, the easiest way to get around is with your own vehicle so you should definitely arrange to rent a car once you arrive

What to See and Do in Raleigh-Durham

Raleigh itself is mostly known as a government city without much for visitors aside from a couple museums and historic sites. Durham and Chapel Hill, however, are much nicer college towns with lots of great restaurants, bars, and architecture. North Carolina also has loads of things for nature lovers to see, including the beautiful beaches and laid back atmosphere of the Outer Banks and the stunning scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains. With Skyscanner's hotel search feature you can find a great place to stay during your trip.

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