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Arriving in Raleigh

Flying is a great way to come visit the capital city of North Carolina. Flights to Raleigh will land at the Raleigh-Durham International airport, which is located 29 kilometres from downtown Raleigh. Raleigh-Durham International Airport offers their passengers a variety of transportation choices, ranging from rental cars and shuttles to taxi and limousine service. RDU also offers connections to local bus systems, Capital Area Transit (CAT) and Triangle Transit (TTA).

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Getting Around Raleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina is part of a triangle made up of two other cities, Durham and Chapel Hill. Upon your Raleigh flights landing at the airport, you will see that the area is easy to navigate by way of I-40, I-85, and I-95. In regards to the public transit, the CAT serves only the Raleigh area, whereas TTA serves the entire triangle. Although you take your airfare to Raleigh, you can also use the Intercity Rail to visit other cities in North Carolina like Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, and others. When discovering Raleigh by two wheels or two feet, visitors will find several bicycle and pedestrian routes on Raleigh's extensive greenway.

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Main Attractions in Raleigh

As the capital city of North Carolina, Raleigh hosts history and culture at many of their museums and historic sites like North Carolina Museum of Art, Spring Hill House, and the State Capital. Cheap flights to Raleigh will give sports minded travellers the chance to experience a wide array of sporting events like an NHL game with the Carolina Hurricanes or a ballgame at the Carolina Mudcat's Ballpark. With its scenic setting, Raleigh has many parks with tall shady trees for a relaxing picnic, lakes for boating, as well as beautiful blooming gardens and arboretums like the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Gardens.

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Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife in Raleigh

Shop until you drop at one of Raleigh's many malls, boutiques, or shopping centres. The Crabtree Valley Mall offers exclusive shops, whereas the Triangle Town Centre hosts major department stores. After exploring the decadent shopping scene, Raleigh offers visitors a culinary trip around the world. From sweet tea and BBQ to Italian bistros and Mediterranean delights, Raleigh has cuisines that will please any palette. Whether it's the charming Saint Jacques or the soulful Finch's Family Restaurant, service will be overflowing with southern hospitality. With dinner done, paint the town red and catch a concert or some drinks in one of the five entertainment districts of Raleigh. ComedyWorx will have you laughing the night away, while the classy dive bar, the Black Flower will surprise you with great drinks and rock and roll.

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On Arrival...

  • Raleigh is 10 mi from Raleigh-Durham Airport (Raleigh, NC).
  • Raleigh-Durham Airport (Raleigh, NC)
    • Right now, 57 airlines operate out of Raleigh-Durham Airport.
    • Raleigh-Durham Airport offers nonstop flights to 46 cities.
    • Every week, at least 2,692 domestic flights and 118 international flights depart from Raleigh-Durham Airport.
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