Best Place to Park at RDU
Weighing the benefits of off-site providers vs. traditional airport parking at RDU.
When it comes to airport parking, cost and convenience drive decision making. So, where can you find the right lot and the best parking deal at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)? We’ve broken down the benefits of choosing an off-site provider versus traditional airport parking.
Privately run, off-site facilities are often more affordable than traditional airport lots. Located a half-mile from RDU’s main terminal, Fast Park prides itself on making customers’ parking experience easy and relaxing.
From car-to-airport terminal service and complimentary newspapers and bottled water to friendly, professional staff and luggage assistance, Fast Park packs in the amenities for an everyday low rate of $7.73. It’s one of the cheapest and closest parking options for those looking for covered, long-term parking near RDU.
Terminal parking can be a great choice if you are parking hourly but can get expensive for multiday and long-term stays. Rates through RDU’s ParkRDU program run as high as $22 per day.
We’ve all been there: You drive into a crowded parking garage, drive up and down row after row only to forget your parking level and section upon your return. This is a common occurrence with traditional airport parking, especially during peak travel periods.
When you arrive to Fast Park’s RDU facility, a cashier directs you to a parking spot and a shuttle will pick you up directly from your car. A driver assists with your luggage and provides you with a card noting your exact location. Your return home is just as easy. Shuttle service is continuous to and from the airport, so your wait time is usually never more than five minutes.
Secure your parking – even on the busiest travel days of the year when airport parking lots notoriously fill up – by using a facility with a reservations capability.
Big perks for loyalty
Loyalty is the name of the game when it comes to frequent travel. If you fly several times per year, or are just interested in saving money, search for parking options that offer rewards programs. Fast Park’s Relax for Rewards program allows members to earn points toward free parking, make reservations for future stays and manage travel expenses. You can earn a free day of parking after just eight full, paid days.