Commercial Vehicle Permits

The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority issues permits for non-tenant, third party commercial vehicle operators to conduct transportation services at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The four types of permits offered are:

1. Annual Permit
Operators who plan to provide transportation services more than four days in a calendar year must obtain an annual permit. Use the following documents.

2. Limited Access and Special Event Permit
Operators who plan to provide transportation services four days or less during a calendar year must obtain a limited access permit. Use the following documents.

3. Special Event Permit

Operators without an annual permit that wish to provide airport transportation for a specific event and annual permit holders that wish to use multiple sized vehicles in the Charter Bus/Special Event Area.

4. Hotel Courtesy Shuttle Temporary Permit

Hotels or Motels that require an extra courtesy shuttle for a special event.


Approval and receipt of a permit to conduct business at RDU does not constitute an endorsement by the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. Your application must be received with an original signature and the instruction page completed.

RDU Ground Transportation
P.O. Box 80001
RDU Airport, NC 27623
(919) 840-7530