North Carolina

Short or Long Term Parking at Raleigh Airport: Top 3 Spots

by Paul Joseph  |  Updated June 1, 2023

If you’re driving to Raleigh Airport, and need to leave your car somewhere secure until your return, there are several off-site parking facilities within easy reach.

Outside Raleigh Airport (Photo: Sergiy Galyonkin via Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

The main airport serving the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and the surrounding Research Triangle region of North Carolina, Raleigh–Durham International Airport offers passenger services to over 60 destinations, including direct transatlantic routes to London and Paris. The daily rates for parking at the airport start at $12 per day, and long-term parking rates start at $154 per week. However, by using an off-airport parking lot, you can often save up to 60% on official parking rates at RDU. We’ve picked out two such options for short or long-term parking near Raleigh Airport.

Cambria Suites 

Situated about 2 miles from the airport, this parking spot offers cheap parking deals for rates starting at $11.95 per day. Open 24/7, the paved facility also offers a free shuttle service to and from the airport that runs from 4.30am to 12am daily. On-site staff are also available at all hours and camera surveillance adds an extra layer of security. You can cancel your parking reservation here any time before your check-in slot and still get a full refund.

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Embassy Suites RDU Research Triangle

Our second tip for long or short-term parking near Raleigh Airport is this facility, which is just under 6 miles away. While this may be a little further than is ideal, it is one of the cheapest parking lots near the airport with economy parking rates for outdoor self-parking starting at just $6.49 per day. There’s also a complimentary shuttle that runs between the hours of 5am and 1am and is available on demand. The paved parking lot is open 24/7 and has camera surveillance. Free refunds are also available if you cancel before your booking starts.

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