Photo of the entrance to RDU's parking garageFrequently Asked RDU Parking Questions


Below, find answers to the most frequently asked questions about parking at RDU. Visit our main FAQ page for answers to other questions about RDU.

How do I know if I am in a daily or hourly parking area?
At the garage entry plaza, signs at each ticket dispenser indicate the type of parking and the rates for that location. Your parking ticket will also indicate either hourly or daily parking. If you enter a lot in error, drive to the exit and follow the signs that say “Return to Parking” to re-enter the lot. Visits under 15 minutes are free.

If the top level of Terminal 2 Hourly is full, where should I park?
The hourly parking lots never fill, but if there seems to be few spaces on the top level of Terminal 2 Hourly, take the first ramp down for two additional levels of parking.

What should I do if the daily parking areas near the terminals are full?
On the rare occasions when daily parking fills, signs will guide you to our Park & Ride 3.

Do you have long-term or short-term parking?
RDU offers motorists three parking options.

  • Hourly Parking, located in the garage between Terminals 1 and 2, is perfect for meeting or accompanying passengers inside the terminals or for other visits less than 12 hours.
  • Daily Parking, located in the garage between Terminals 1 and 2, is a great long-term parking option close to the terminals.
  • Park & Ride lots offer an economical long-term option with more than 5,000 spaces just a short shuttle ride from the terminals.

Do you have a cell phone lot?
Yes, our complimentary cell phone lot is located just a short distance from the terminals.

Who do I contact if I am mischarged?
Call RDU Parking at (919) 840-2140.

How can I appeal an parking ticket?
You can appeal a parking ticket received at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. This appeal form does not apply to moving violations received by RDU Police.