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RDU International Airport


John Brantley Blvd
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: (919) 840-2123
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Photo of Erica Morris Erica Morris
Jun 8, 2019 4

A nice, small, modern airport with enough amenities to make the time pass by. My only complaint was the WiFi, which had a very weak signal and sometimes couldn’t connect. All airport staff was very nice, and I’d certainly fly though here again.

Photo of Brad Carey Brad Carey
May 9, 2019 5

I like RDU a lot, which is great considering it's my home airport. Traffic to and from is never difficult, the parking works well (although I usually use Fast Park), the terminals are spacious and modern, there are lots of food choices for a small airport (terminal 2, at least), security is never long, the bag claim works sufficiently, the weather is usually decent which keeps flights moving, it's clean. I can't find any negatives.

Photo of Ömer’in Maceraları Ömer’in Maceraları
Jun 3, 2019 5

This is very nice airport in NC. One thing that you need to be careful is that there are radar set up close by to the airport! Please be careful when driving to the airport. Other than that many flight available national and international.

Photo of Calvin Do Calvin Do
May 22, 2019 4

Clean airport with fairly straightforward terminals (mostly forward or backward). The gate areas seem to have less outlets than most other airports. Security check is a little bizarre as some usually checked things are not checked. Food shops are expensive per usual. Bathrooms are fairly well maintained. Overall is a fairly simple and nice airport to fly in and out of.

Photo of Janet Bliss Janet Bliss
Jun 11, 2021 5

Despite a shortage of staff to push our 2 wheelchairs, the young man literally handled both wheelchairs! A couple of elevators to the baggage claim and then he graciously pushed us to our vehicle! I was really impressed! The parking garage was a hit! Best ever! Live plant arrangements really made a difference to a weary traveler. Yes, in addition to a normal tip, we paid our helper handsomely. He deserves credit for his ability to handle the unexpected with strength, endurance and grace!

Photo of Heath Sabin Heath Sabin
Nov 20, 2021 4

Process was fine. Did take a decent bit of time to get checked in and go through security. Midway through the security checkpoint they brought out the K9 unit to go by everyone. The process itself was relatively smooth, however they could streamline the security checkpoint process. Good thing I got there 2 hours early!

Photo of Jill Smith Jill Smith
Nov 20, 2021 5

I rarely fly. But to be here at this airport was extremely exciting. You meet lots of people that are kind, and caring throughout the business. I enjoyed getting to my destination and that does make a difference; you don't want to arrive tired and worn out, but with a pleasurable attitude. ENJOY!!!!! JILL SMITH MT. OLIVE, NC

Photo of Alyssa King Alyssa King
Nov 19, 2021 5

Great airport! One of the nicer ones I’ve flown through. Great art and good food. If you have any flights through gates C17-C25 you’ll most likely hear or see a couple birds flying around. I have come through 3 times in the last 4 months and I always see them. So cute!

Photo of Damon Brooks Damon Brooks
Dec 14, 2020 5

One of the best airports i have been to. Its my favorite airport, very compact but that's what I like most about it. Its very simple to get into & out of. And its an international airport with all the major airlines...without all the major traffic or confusion. Simply just the best airport to me all around and very clean, even down to the restrooms!

Photo of Anna Walsh Anna Walsh
Sep 7, 2020 5

This airport is an hour and a half away from Saint Andrews University in Laurinburg North Carolina. The airport was very clean. And getting there was very easy, with departure drop-off clearly marked. There's no place to check baggage curbside. I flew Southwest. Once you are past security there is one restaurant to get food and drinks. And a little shop to buy magazines,snacks, and gifts. Although the magazine shop was completely empty and closed when I was there I'm assuming due to Covid. They did have chairs marked off for social distancing.

Photo of David Crenshaw David Crenshaw
Oct 28, 2020 5

Nice airport! Easy to get around and no lines...I guess that's too be expected right now. Helpful staff all around. I flew standby and my flight home was oversold. Rhonda from SW was so nice to try to find another flight. When we saw i was stuck, she even answered my questions about nearby hotels. The 1 she said was OK was a good pick. Thank you Rhonda!!

Photo of Tracy C. Tracy C.
Sep 16, 2020 5

Very clean, very little foot traffic!

Photo of Brenda Jackson Brenda Jackson
Sep 15, 2020 5

During the pandemic the areas are more peaceful while maintaining safety

Photo of Matthew Morrissey Matthew Morrissey
Sep 29, 2020 5

As a GA pilot this is a great airport! It’s big enough to learn about a class C and small enough to not feel like your always waiting! Very well laid out. As a passenger flying out of this airport I found it to be clean and modern.

Photo of Slade Trabucco Slade Trabucco
Sep 9, 2020 5

Right now it's empty but the staff is happy to be there and very helpful. Was only person in line for security for my 630pm flight.

Photo of Lawrence Cole Lawrence Cole
Sep 7, 2020 4

Not many stores or eateries were. Due to virus surely. But this is Monday of Labor Day weekend. Travel was fine, nothing extraordinary to mention.

Photo of Alastair Knowles Alastair Knowles
Aug 23, 2020 5

One of my favorite airports - always clean, efficient to move through, with lots of great dining and shopping options as well as comfortable seating. The architecture is awesome.

Photo of Joyce Smothers Joyce Smothers
Aug 25, 2020 5

First, Mr. Claude Crandall was the most helpful, informative wheelchair transporter I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. This gentleman made my trip through security and to my gate a pleasure. He gave us numerous facts about the airport and the shops while in route. He certainly made my experience the best I have ever had in an airport.

Photo of Andre Dorsey Andre Dorsey
Aug 26, 2020 5

The airlines have done a great job of scheduling one or two flights to be in the airport at a time. Social Distancing is not a problem. Custodial service is abundant and constantly cleaning the areas/restrooms. Masks are mandatory at all times inside.

Photo of Mallory Ooster Mallory Ooster
Aug 23, 2020 5

My son is obsessed with Delta planes, with the observation deck closed due to COVID, we pay for hourly parking and let him have his airplane time that he loves so much. Amazing views, we pack our food and picnic it while listening to the radio control tower. Grounds are clean, view is amazing, staff and police always wave, an easy and fun thing to do during these times.

Photo of Udo Rodemann Udo Rodemann
Aug 13, 2020 5

Always a beautiful airport. Often busy. Now it looks midnight at 11am due to Covid--little business

Photo of leigh Anderson leigh Anderson
Aug 14, 2020 5

I arrived Sunday for a one-way flight out with my vehicle parked. Everything went off without a hitch except Enterprise rental return. Everyone else affiliated with the airport was very courteous and informative. Thanks for the ride!

Photo of David Van Bebber David Van Bebber
Aug 6, 2020 5

Flew out of here once and I didn’t have any issues. I don’t think that the experience was particularly memorable but that’s kind of what you want with a flight right? The facility was clean and easy to navigate. Prices to fly out of here were competitive.

Photo of David Myhres David Myhres
Jul 22, 2020 5

Airport was great as always even with COVID restrictions. American Airlines on the other hand...not so much

Photo of Virginia Smith Virginia Smith
Jul 12, 2020 5

Most concession businesses are closed but I was able to find one where I bought a sandwich and water. A mask is mandatory and it seemed there was 100% compliance.

Photo of Cody Eagle Cody Eagle
Jul 11, 2020 5

Great airport the TSA officers were really nice and stuff. The place was simple and easy to find in the terminal. Overall no complaints if you have to fly out of this airport its a good one that is simple and easy to navigate around overall no complaints at all

Photo of thomas holloman thomas holloman
Jul 11, 2020 4

Definitely not nearly as many options for breakfast as there used to be. All the places to eat are closed, eat before you come or come hungry to stay hungry. I think personal food is allowed because of all the restaurants being closed. I guess days of convenience are over for now!

Photo of Blake Jones Blake Jones
Jun 27, 2020 3

Very few people in the airport today. Everyone is required to wear a mask. There is no long term parking!!! So you have to park in the garage and pay 10 bucks a day. Most stores in the airport are closed. USO is closed, but you can find drinks and snacks a 1 restaurant or two open.

Photo of Corina Mayo Corina Mayo
Jul 4, 2020 4

Nice and has been partly renovated. Very well maintained and clean during this pandemic. Customer service from TSA to airline employees are wonderful and they are polite.

Photo of Kevin Williams Kevin Williams
Jun 30, 2020 5

Ghost town. MASK ARE MANDATORY SO DON'T COME IF YOU'RE NOT WILLING TO COMPLY. Customer service and TSA are top notch. Most shops are closed. Popeye's was open. I enjoyed a large fry before my flight to Houston.

Photo of B G B G
Jun 18, 2020 5

What a great airport! Great restaurants and bars. Clean, friendly, well organized and efficient.

Photo of Mia Burwell Mia Burwell
Jun 24, 2020 4

RDU is my home airport. It definitely lacks all the bells and whistles of some larger airports, but I appreciate not having to walk a marathon to get from 1 gate to another!

Photo of B. Bowen B. Bowen
Jun 8, 2020 5

Right NOW is the best time to travel through RDU! Literally the terminals are at 5-10% capacity and you can walk right up and drove off at the door. Put on your mask and your more then fine. The airlines are doing MORE then they have ever done to clean and sanitize their planes. So why not take advantage of some 30-40% off flights... I know I did and it's the most stress free travel I've ever experienced!!!

Photo of Andreina Jergovic Andreina Jergovic
Jun 24, 2020 4

Small, clean and organized airport. I wish they had more direct domestic flights, but that's how smaller airports are though. Nothing too special about the airport, not a real "Raleigh- All are Welcome" vibe to it. Would be cool if they made it.... Cooler? :) Other than that, no major complaints.

Photo of Michael Bailey Michael Bailey
May 30, 2020 5

Every time I fly out of RDU I feel like the process is extremely smooth. I always use Southwest Air and the airport is easy to navigate.

Photo of Matthew Salmon _ Student - MillsParkMS Matthew Salmon _ Student - MillsParkMS
Jun 2, 2020 5

Awesome airport not to big not to small this airport is perfect and has great shops and great restaurants. Security takes no time at all and very safe. That was all for terminal two terminal one is small and I have never been in it.

Photo of Bailey's Mom Bailey's Mom
May 15, 2020 5

Very easy to get around, allot of places to shop and eat, friendly workers. All in all, a very nice airport to travel in

Photo of Stephen Goode Stephen Goode
May 25, 2020 5

The security were amazing. Had a crazy woman who wouldn't leave my car when asked and they escorted her out the door. They were very understanding and knew how to handle a tornado/hurricane/Trainwreck!

Photo of Terri Burnette Terri Burnette
May 22, 2020 5

I went into the airport a few days ago and was so impressed with the cleanliness of the floors, windows, and furniture. But what really impressed me was the restroom. I am very particular about any restroom. You can usually judge the cleanliness of an establishment by the condition of the restroom, especially the floors . There was absolutely zero dirt particles in the corners, which is unusual. I was so impressed that I felt like I needed to let you know!

Photo of Muhammad Y. Ibrahim Muhammad Y. Ibrahim
Mar 14, 2020 5

RDU is a small nice airport that serves the Raleigh/Durham and surrounding areas of North Carolina. It is a very clean airport and I don’t know about other travelers, but it has one of the quickest TSA I’ve gone through. Maybe I’ve just been lucky??

Photo of Evan Engel Evan Engel
Mar 11, 2020 5

Very short distance from the gate to the exit. Quick to get through security and quick to walk out your gate to be picked up. Very simple airport and that's the best part!

Photo of Pilot Pilot
Feb 22, 2020 4

Nice airport. Very easy to get in and out of. They really need better more visible signs near the rental car location. Large bushes block some important information be sure to be careful otherwise a wrong turn will send you back out in the entrance road and it's at least a 10 minute return if you make that mistake. Most of the rental car locations are a right turn at the T road with the bushes on the left hiding the sign telling you where to go. So keep your eyes open or you will miss your turn and that will cause a delay of 15 or 20 minutes.

Photo of Pilot Pilot
Feb 4, 2020 4

Nice airport. Very easy to get in and out of. They really need better more visible signs near the rental car location. Large bushes block some important information be sure to be careful otherwise a wrong turn will send you back out in the entrance road and it's at least a 10 minute return if you make that mistake. Most of the rental car locations are a right turn at the T road with the bushes on the left hiding the sign telling you where to go. So keep your eyes open or you will miss your turn.

Photo of vincent iannace vincent iannace
Jan 18, 2020 4

We enjoy this airport. Small and not too crowded. Would like more destinations but that is all ready getting better with new AA flights to Boston! Today we had an especially good experience. My daughter forgot her phone in the car! Sandra from TSA helped me get back the phone from the car and back to my kids without a worry or a hitch. Disaster diverted! We really appreciate her help!

Photo of Pilot Pilot
Jan 10, 2020 4

Nice airport. Very easy to get in and out of. They really need better more visible signs near the rental car location. Large bushes block some important information be sure to be careful otherwise a wrong turn will send you back out in the entrance road and it's at least a 10 minute return if you make that mistake. Most if the rental car locations are a right turn at the T road with the bushes on the left hiding the sign telling you where to go. So keep your eyes open or you will miss your turn.

Photo of Alesha Grimes Alesha Grimes
Dec 22, 2019 3

I give three stars for the whole airport itself because it is easy to navigate and there are exciting things to do while your waiting for your flight. The downfall for me is Frontier check in the lady that helped me was very rude and nasty did not have no personality i wish i would have gotten her name but I did not, she was not helpful at all, if she did not want to work she should have stayed home. Other than that I love RDU 🙂

Photo of Denise Barlock Denise Barlock
Dec 18, 2019 5

This airport has so much to offer to travelers. The security is efficient and appears to be affective. Once in the terminal area, the food options are varied in cuisine and price. My favorite is the Carolina Ale House. There are plenty of shops for books, electronics, snacks, and gifts. One of the nicest features of the airport is the seating. There is plenty of power outlets and the seats are arranged such that it's more comfortable. I'm always happy when RDU is one of the airports I need to fly through.

Photo of Dave Vip Dave Vip
Jan 11, 2020 5

Easy in, Easy out. The phrase Parking Parking Garage is not reflective of what I was expecting.This facility was clean and inviting. The first floor has people movers that span the full width of the structure. Chrome, glass and botanicals abound in architectural style of the "parking garage". For a first impression, the Airport Authority did a great job.. The passenger terminal did not disappoint.

Photo of Alicia M. Alicia M.
Jan 9, 2020 4

The lines going through security are actually pretty efficient. I really like the layout of the airport and their “Meeting place” area. I do think their terminal signs and all other directional signs could be more visible.

Photo of Kaylee Blackwell Kaylee Blackwell
Jan 8, 2020 5

I go through this airport frequently and I’m never disappointed. The TSA line never seems to be busy when I go, in fact no one was in line today when I went. It is normally always clean and they have a wide variety of places you can eat at. It’s also an easily navigable airport.

Photo of Laurie Alderman Laurie Alderman
Dec 26, 2019 5

The staff did an exceptional job moving the heavy crowds of passengers the day after Christmas through the security check. The lines moved fast and efficient. Thank you!

Photo of Prasad Mahajan Prasad Mahajan
Dec 10, 2019 4

Nice airport. No long lines. Good selection of restaurant s. Seating space is appropriate. Just did not like the oyster restaurant as much.

Photo of Joe Reese Joe Reese
Dec 13, 2019 3

Love this airport but if your flight arrives late be prepared to wait and wait and wait. 3 stars. Would be 5 stars if I didn’t have constant delays getting to the gate after arrival. Leaving is always a pleasure. arriving not so much.

Photo of Michael McKinley Michael McKinley
Nov 17, 2019 4

Very nice and modernized! Easy to navigate. Plenty of eating venues. Overall, very nice airport.

Photo of Brian Wray Brian Wray
Nov 7, 2019 5

Good and easy to navigate airport. Also depends on the time and you travel. 5am-8am on Monday and Friday Super Busy. Thursday @ 8am there is barely a line @TSA. Parking is not cheap, but it is not Big City fees. Ie: $20-25 per day for Premium vs Boston is $35 per day for basic. Parking can be as low as $10 off site and a shuttle in.... . Restaurant are decent. Service is fairly quick at most places.

Photo of Desirae Haynes Desirae Haynes
Nov 3, 2019 5

Very nice airport. Didn't have to wait for too long and parking is easy and abundant. The service is friendly and the overall facility is sanitary. Overall, I had a very satisfactory experience with this airport.

Photo of Pilot Pilot
Nov 12, 2019 4

Nice airport. Very easy to get in and out of. They really need better more visible signs near the rental car location. Large bushes block some important information be sure to be careful otherwise a wrong turn will send you back out in the entrance road and it's at least a 10 minute return if you make that mistake. Most if the rental car locations are a right turn at the T road with the bushes on the left hiding the sign telling you where to go. So keep your eyes open.

Photo of Ryan Roberts Ryan Roberts
Oct 10, 2019 5

Not a bad airport. Seems to be pretty well run, never really had to wait very long. I fly with a firearm and they make the extra steps needed much easier than other airports.

Photo of Erica L Erica L
Sep 24, 2019 5

Raleigh-Durham International Airport offers international and domestic flights and is easy to navigate. Self check-in kiosks are easy to operate and baggage check-in lines move quickly. There are several quick options for food. Long term parking feels like a hike after the flight. Don't forget your spot!

Photo of Pilot Pilot
Oct 16, 2019 4

Nice airport. Very easy to get in and out of. They really need better more visible signs near the rental car location. Large bushes block some important information be sure to be careful otherwise a wrong turn will send you back out in the entrance road and it's at least a 10 minute return if you make that mistake.

Photo of Brian Park Brian Park
Aug 12, 2019 5

Although, it may be a little confusing to navigate between the terminals at times, it's overall a very nice airport. Staff are always helpful. Plenty of places to eat as well~ As an active duty service member, it's always great to see a well kept USO.

Photo of Yasamin Pour Yasamin Pour
Jul 1, 2019 5

I've been working at this company for almost two years now and am constantly blown away by the amount of endless growth opportunity there is for everyone. They make sure you feel at home from your very first day. The people here quickly became like family to me and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else!

Photo of Scott Allen Scott Allen
Jul 23, 2019 3

No healthy places to eat. Bathrooms are clean. Water fountains have not been upgraded to accept water bottles. No AC from concourse to plane. The poor workers have to be in those steel plane ramps in this heat. Be prepared to sweat. I am considering moving just to be closer to a bigger and nicer airport.

Photo of Eric San Jose Eric San Jose
Aug 13, 2019 5

Clean facilities with a wheelchair accessible entrance. Dog security roaming the passengers in the morning so you don't have to take your shoes off. Security staff said to us, "We Love You!" That's how to treat people. Modern looking Terminals. We will definitely be going back!!!!

Photo of B Johnson B Johnson
Aug 12, 2019 4

Overall, it's a decent airport. It's been pretty easy to get in and out of and we've lived outside of several major cities. So far I've only used Southwest to travel and that part of the airport seems to run smoothly. They could definitely do a better job when it comes to signage while driving to the various terminals. It's old and tired looking . Signage needs to stand out better than it currently does.

Photo of RJ Ryan RJ Ryan
May 10, 2022 4

I was in the Southwest terminal. It's rather small, but spacious and clean. Going through security was quick and easy. The only reason I deducted one star was because of Starbucks. I was really looking forward to specifically their coffee while I had a long wait for my flight. There was an employee there, and he told me they were not opening because of being short staffed. He was very polite, and I understood that he couldn't sell me anything, but I was still very disappointed.

Photo of Cece B Cece B
Aug 26, 2022 5

Today the lines were beyond long, but the airport staff got passengers through without issue. They had a well thought out plan. I was very impressed at how quickly things went. I thought I was going to miss my flight because the line was outside the terminal area all the way to the end of the airport. It only took 20 minutes for me to get through and I still had time to spare. Staff were friendly and attentive.

Photo of Michael Encinosa Michael Encinosa
Aug 12, 2022 4

Flew into Raleigh from Tampa, the airport is nicely laid out very clean and orderly. Security and other employees were very kind. And I didn't take too long to wait for baggage. All together seems like a pretty good airport.

Photo of Exile Aviation Exile Aviation
Jul 24, 2022 5

Love the close airport, and book all of my flights through here. I also love the great and fast TSA experience. Check in was fast, and easy plus the same at the gate. All staff are friendly, and love to help.

Photo of CariAnn Watson CariAnn Watson
Mar 29, 2022 5

I live close by, so the convenience of this airport is amazing. It’s easy to get to, easy to get through, clean and no overwhelming. I’ve had to run through my fair share of airports, but this one is a piece of cake. Plenty of parking on site or access the park and fly just down the street. It’s a great place to come and go from. (And pre-pandemic I did that a lot) Keep in mind the 2 terminals 1 for Southwest flights 2 for all others Makes it pretty easy

Photo of Noah Noah
Aug 1, 2022 5

2022 rating: been using this airport for 30 years, and it has definitely improved in the last decade, A LOT. The terminal improvements made in the late 2010s were a huge modernization move. The soaring wood beams that form the upper arc of the main terminal’s frame are just gorgeous. Truly an engineering marvel. There’s nothing impressive about the tech, but security is incredibly efficient and located just steps from the front doors. If you aren’t using TSA precheck at this point… honestly what are you doing? It’s so easy. Get it. Makes it so you can literally arrive 5 mins before boarding and you’re still fine. No other airport is so efficient; in my experience. It can be a hike to some of the farther gates, but noting unreasonable. The shops and restaurants are absolutely nothing special, just avoid them unless you really need something last minute. For parking: it’s almost always cheaper to Uber/Lyft to the airport so just keep that in mind. It sort of boggles me that anyone is still parking. But there is plenty of it at this airport and it’s not too challenging to navigate… it’s just HUGE. So you’ll find it takes longer to get from your car to the terminal than from the terminal door to your plane! Fun. When finished parking, pay at the kiosks installed near the access walkway to the terminal. If you don’t, the automatic gate won’t let you out when you go to leave. (It requires the paid ticket to open) Happy travels!

Photo of Suxant Suxant
Nov 5, 2021 5

In my opinion, this is one of the best airports in the US. Very clean and well maintained. Plenty of options for shopping and for eating. The washrooms are super clean. The pickup location after the exit is not confusing at all like some of the other airports in the US.