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Airport

Airport

Raleigh-Durham (RDU) International Airport, consistently ranked among the most efficient airports in North America, serves Raleigh and the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina. RDU is located along the western edge of Wake County, nearest to Morrisville, The Research Triangle Park and Cary: it is midway between downtown Raleigh and downtown Durham. RDU’s two main terminals (Terminal 1 and Terminal 2) currently offer more than 350 daily arrivals and departures on eight major airlines. The airport also provides the latest technology, dining, shopping and services to make your travel experience more convenient and enjoyable. At RDU, arriving passengers find a variety of transportation options, ranging from shuttles to airport taxis to rental cars to buses and other transportation services. Transportation from the airport to the Raleigh city center can be provided by: • limousine and shuttle services, prices and ride times vary, must be prearranged • rental cars, prices vary, 15-20 minutes, nine agencies available at RDU • taxi, $30-$40, 15-20 minutes, available 24 hours • transit bus service, $2, 35-40 minutes, 6:05 a.m. to 9:40 p.m. (Monday through Saturday)
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Passport / Visa

Passport / Visa

Citizens of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Kingdom of Brunei can visit the United States for up to 90 days without applying for a visa (as well as citizens of Andorra, Lichtenstein, Monaco and San Marino). Citizens of these countries must obtain an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) before traveling. All other travelers must obtain a visa before visiting the United States. International travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the country.
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Public Transport

Public Transport

Local Traffic The Raleigh area is easily accessible by car from Interstate 40 and navigable via the Interstate 440 beltline and Interstate 540 loop. A rental car is recommended for visitors arriving by air and wishing to do sightseeing outside of downtown Raleigh. As the city of Raleigh is spread over more than 295 square km and Greater Raleigh is spread over more than 2 154 square km, it is not easy to navigate by bicycle and may become expensive to travel by taxi. There is no rapid transit system in the area. Downtown Raleigh Transit • R-LINE (downtown circulator bus), Tel: +1 919 485 RIDE, www.yourhere.com • Raleigh Rickshaw, Tel: +1 919 623 5555 • Crank Arm Rickshaw, Tel: +1 919 995 5561 Local Transit Bus Service • Capital Area Transit (CAT), Tel: +1 919 485 RIDE, www.raleighnc.gov • Cary Transit (C-Tran), Tel: +1 919 481 2020, www.townofcary.org • Triangle Transit Authority (TTA) , Tel: +1 919 485 RIDE, www.triangletransit.org
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