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Raleigh-Durham (RDU) International Airport (919.840.2123), located about 15 miles from downtown Raleigh, serves Raleigh and the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina. RDU currently offers more than 370 daily arrivals and departures on eight major airlines and nineteen regional carriers, with 40 other airports connected by 180 non-stop daily flights. Arriving passengers find a variety of ground transportation options, ranging from SuperShuttle to airport taxis to rental cars to buses and other transportation services.

Train or Bus

The Raleigh area is accessible by Amtrak train (800.872.7245) and Greyhound bus (919.834.8275) service. Amtrak routes stopping in Raleigh and Cary include the Carolinian (from Charlotte to Cary to Raleigh to New York), Piedmont (from Charlotte to Cary to Raleigh), and Silver Star (from Florida to Raleigh to New York)

The “Pickin’ Train”

Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to the World of Bluegrass events in Raleigh, NC (travel between September 26, 2015 – October 06, 2015). To book your reservation call Amtrak at (800.872.7245) or contact your local travel agent and use the promotional code: COMING SOON!

This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.

Local Bus Travel

Raleigh and Vicinity

R-LINE (Downtown Raleigh circulator), 919.485.RIDE. This FREE, eco-friendly circulator service features hybrid electric buses that will connect you to restaurants, retail, entertainment venues, museums, hotels, and parking facilities in downtown Raleigh. Buses run every 10-15 minutes, so you can make all the attractions AND bluegrass action around town.

Capital Area Transit (CAT), 919.485.RIDE
Cary Transit (C-Tran), 919.481.2020
Wolfline, 919.515.WOLF

The Research Triangle Region (Greater Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill)

Triangle Transit Authority (TTA), 919.485.RIDE

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