RDU Parking Improvements Will Launch May 1

Travelers Can Save Time And Money Booking Online, New Express Lot To Open

Airport visitors will soon be able to enjoy even more convenience with the launch of two separate parking initiatives next week. Starting May 1, all travelers at Raleigh-Durham International Airport can book parking in advance online at www.parkrdu.com. The full site is available beginning today as a sneak peek. A new mid-priced parking option called ParkRDU Express also will open May 1.

“We are excited to offer an online booking resource for all visitors parking at the airport that guarantees the lowest rate available for their lot of choice,” said Michael Landguth, president and CEO of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. “By booking online, travelers can enjoy peace of mind on travel day – and save money.”

ParkRDU Express, RDU’s new trunk-to-terminal option launching May 1, is located on International Drive adjacent to the general aviation terminal. At ParkExpress, travelers will enjoy shuttle pickup and luggage assistance right at their vehicles, and shuttles run every five minutes. Located within sight of Terminals 1 and 2, the short shuttle rides offer the most convenience of all surface lots currently available at RDU.

To promote both the launch of online booking and ParkRDU Express, RDU is offering $5/day at ParkExpress when you create an account and book online via the ParkRDU website. Travelers must create an account by May 16 to qualify for the promotional rate, which is good for their first booking between May 1 and October 31 for a stay of five days or less at the new facility.

ParkRDU site visitors can book parking and guarantee entry to their preferred lot, as late as 24 hours prior to arrival. Booking online in advance guarantees the lowest daily rate available in each lot. To help visitors find and learn how to use the new service, RDU is simultaneously launching a new advertising campaign, “Book, Save, Park, Fly.” The launch follows a successful beta test period.

Riders who are deferred from garage parking may follow signage to arrive at Express, following the John Brantley Boulevard loop past Terminal 1 and turning right onto International Drive.

RDU also will initiate new daily rates at each public parking option on May 1. The Airport Authority Board of Directors approved new rates for all public parking options in March. The new daily rates are as follows:

  • Premier: $22/day
  • Central: $15/day
  • Express: $12/day
  • Economy 3: $8/day
  • Economy 4: $7/day

Learn more via the ParkRDU website, including real-time parking availability and special online-only offers.