Travel Information

Getting to Raleigh


Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is just 20 minutes away from downtown Raleigh and features numerous carriers offering direct service to 37 destinations. An East Coast hub, RDU offers nearly 450 daily arrivals and departures on nine major and 16 regional carriers. International flights include London and Toronto.

Taxis are available outside the baggage area of the airport on the lower level. The airport is 15 miles from the Marriott and Sheraton hotels (about a 20-25-minute drive), and the average taxi fare runs $40-$50. Credit cards are accepted.

Many companies are permitted to provide transportation services from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. These include:
Personal Transportation Services (private car)

Shuttle Services
Sky Shuttle Inc.   (919) 599-8100
Skylink Shuttle (919) 233-3952
$25-$55 round trip per person depending on type of service.


The Raleigh Amtrak Station is located at 320 W. Cabarrus Street, approximately 0.2 miles from the headquarters hotel.


The Raleigh Greyhound Bus Station is located at 314 W. Jones Street, approximately 1 mile from the headquarters hotel.

Getting Around Raleigh


Experience the R-LINE, an eco-friendly approach to urban transportation. This FREE circulator service features hybrid electric buses that will connect you to restaurants, retail, entertainment venues, museums, hotels, and parking facilities in downtown Raleigh. Buses run every 10-15 minutes, so it’s a great new way to get around downtown.
Hours of Operation:
7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. (Monday-Wednesday)
7:00 a.m.-2:15 a.m. (Thursday-Saturday)
1:00-8:00 p.m. (Sunday)

Important Conference Bus Stops:
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
R9: Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown-Capital
R13: Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh Marriott City Center Hotel, and the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

Downloadable Map:
To download the R-LINE map, click here.

Mobile Application:
To access the R-LINE mobile application, visit and click on the "R-LINE" tab.

Raleigh Rickshaw Co.

Raleigh Rickshaws are a convenient, sensible, and environmentally friendly way to travel distances that are too near to drive or take a taxi, but too far to walk. While you can reserve a rickshaw in advance (they ask that you do so 30 minutes in advance), there is a fee; otherwise, you can just hail a rickshaw on the street and pay only the tip. It's a fun and economical way to see downtown Raleigh. Visit their website at
Hours of Operation:
11:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)
11:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m. (Friday-Saturday)
11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. (Sunday)

Rental Car

Rental car companies are available at the airport, but should you wish to explore Raleigh and the surrounding area prior to or after the conference, here is contact information for several companies:
Avis (there is a kiosk in the Sheraton)
(800) 831-2847

(919) 833-8788

(919) 850-3300

(919) 832-9381