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Getting In and Around Durham, North Carolina

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Durham is a city of wonders and mysteries. It is also a place associated with excellent public transportation system as well. This is a fairly well organized and systematic city with different locations easily accessible by cars or taxi.

Travel to Durham by Road

Durham airport is located within 12 miles from the city. You need to know all the streets and street names. Durham is connected with the external world through quite a few highways. 

Highway 40: This starts out in Wilmington North Carolina and closes in Barstow California. This covers the southern portion of Durham before proceeding to the airport and the next city in North Carolina, Raleigh.

Highway 15-501 This road connects Chapel Hill to Durham

Highway 85- This heads from Durham to Richmond and Greensboro in different directions

Highway 147- This is known as Durham Freeway which connects the middle of i-85 to 40 near the airport

Interstates 40 and 85 as well as US highways 70 and 15-501 connect the city to the remainder of the county. More than 50% of the US population lives within 24 hour driving distance of this city. 

Travel to Durham by Air 

Raleigh Durham International Airport connects close to 400 flights. Details about its major airlines can be had at the following link

RDU International Airport has planes traveling to more than 40 non stop destinations (link) within a day.  This serves a number of areas near the capital of the state and other cities in the Research Triangle Area Park. Triangle Transit bus routes provide quick transport between the airport and transit centers. You can also opt for the RDU airport taxi or super shuttle. Executive, private and shared rides are also included. RDU International Airport is more than a transport hub and has everything from shops to delis and oyster bars. 

Some of the most common destinations between RDU and other American States: Chicago, NY, Denver, Atlanta, San Francisco, Miami, LA, Houston and Newark 

Currently, there are 8 airlines serving RDU International Airport- Delta Air Lines,  United Airlines, American Airlines, US Airways, Continental Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Air Canada, Aero Mexico, BA and COPA Airlines. 

Address- 2400 John Brantley Boulevard, Morrisville, NC 27560 US
Telephone Number- 19198402123

Travel to Durham by Rail

National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak is a corporation for delivering safe, timely rail passenger service. This is a national level rail operator which connects 21,000 miles across 46 states, District of Columbia and 3 provinces in Canada. Amtrak has over 500 locations to which around three hundred trains cater each day. Computer rail agencies and corridors are also there for easy commuting.

Local Public Transportation in Durham 

There are many safe, affordable and optimum transportation options for citizens and travelers in Durham. 

Durham by Bus

There are numerous reasonably priced options for Durham and the other cities in the Triangle by bus. Go Triangle formerly Triangle Transit covers bus routes in major cities like Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham and the surrounding cities. This service also manages Go Durham and GoSmart. While GoDurham provides services throughout the city, GoTransit is a collaboration of Durham county’s transit services. City of Durham and NC State have a vast expanding network of streets, roads and highways. City of Durham has a Department of Transportation and you can access county street maps here

Durham by Foot/Cycle 

Durham has many cycling trails which can be accessed below:



The city also has many pedestrian trails and you can get a taste of the open space and trails form the following link.

Check out the trails and greenways master plan here.

Cab Rentals in Durham 

Durham, NC has many prompt and efficient taxicab services, some of which are listed below:

Enterprise Rent a Car
Address- 3648 Durham Chapel Hill Boulevard
Telephone Number- 1919490605

Budget Rent a Car
Address- Northgate Mall, 1720 Guess Road Number 12
Telephone Number- 19193838240

Charlene’s Safe Ride
Telephone Number- 19197444444

Durham’s Best Cab Co Inc
Address- 1005, West Chapel Hill Street
Telephone Number- 19196803330

Horus Taxi LLC
Address- 518, North Hardee Street
Telephone Number- 19196378833

ABC Cab Company
Telephone Number- 19196820437

Map Guide of Getting Around in Durham

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