Flying out of RDU for the first time? Has it been a while since you visited our airport? No worries! Here are some basics about Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
Terminals and Airlines
RDU has two terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1 is home to Southwest Airlines. Terminal 2 is home to all other airlines.
Picking up Passengers
Use our FREE Cell Phone Lot for the easiest way to pick-up arriving passengers. Simply follow signs from the airport’s entrances and ask your party to call you after they have claimed bags.
Parking Made Easy
Visit our comprehensive security screening tips page for information on navigating the security screening process.
When to Arrive
We recommend arriving 2 hours before your flight time to allow for parking, check-in and security.
- Ticket Counters open at 4 a.m.
- TSA Security Screening opens at 4:30 a.m.
- Parking lots are open 24/7