So you’ve just landed at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and need to get to your destination in Greater Raleigh.  How can you make it happen?  Whether you’re in a hurry or taking your time, or whether you prefer to travel in luxury or on a budget, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Are you on a strict budget and heading to downtown Raleigh?  The Triangle Transit Authority runs buses Monday through Saturday from RDU to downtown.  Simply follow the signs from baggage claim to the Transit stop which you’ll find only a short two to three minutes away.  This is about the cheapest you can travel from the airport, unless you have a friend picking you up.

Another option is a shared-ride shuttle service, such as SuperShuttle, which can transfer you to the majority of the Greater Raleigh area.  There are several shuttle services that can cater to your needs, as they offer prearranged reservations and payment so you can avoid hassle and will have your ride already set up before you land.

Another smooth way to catch a ride is by going to one of the RDU dispatch booths so you can be assigned to the next available cab.  The fare may be a little more than a shuttle or bus, but you’ll enjoy a more personal experience with no other stops along the way to your destination.  There are also car rental areas at RDU for your convenience.

Finally, there are options that offer a luxurious experience as you travel to your destination.  Whether you prefer a sleek sedan, SUV, suburban or limousine, there are plenty of options to choose from.  For a comprehensive list of available ground transportation from RDU, visit this site.