Flights to Raleigh Durham

Book cheap student flights to Raleigh Durham

The Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina, also called The Research Triangle Region, is made up of fifteen universities and ten colleges including Duke University, North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina. AKA there are lots of students experiencing this beautiful region together. In the last few years, the Raleigh-Durham area has been changing and college students haven’t had much trouble in finding exciting things to do despite the surrounding suburbia feel. There is a an up and coming downtown area (you didn’t think all those students had boring nights in, did you?) where you can find the Lakewood Restaurant and enjoy a rooftop meal and some of the best dessert around. After, grab some drinks at the new Dogwood Bar and Eatery. They keep their patio heated year round! There are also hot nightclubs, trendy jazz clubs and charming small town bars in the area.

If you’re looking for a more outdoorsy activity, there are beautiful parks, reserves and trails to explore. You can find anything from beginner to expert walking/hiking trails near serene lakes, lush woods and earthy bluffs. There’s even an outdoor North Carolina Museum of Art trail! There have been so many bright minds passing through this region as students, researchers and academic faculty—it’s no surprise how many unique museums there are in the area (many with free admission).

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Raleigh Durham Airports: Raleigh-Durham International Airport serves the areas of Raleigh, Durham and the Research Triangle in North Carolina. The airport’s dining and shopping areas were recently renovated and all new establishments are set to open in spring 2018. Many of our airline partners offering student discounts on North Carolina flights have terminals here, including American Airlines, United Airlines, Iberia Airlines, ANA and Air Canada. With so many options, you’re guaranteed to find a route, airline, price and time that works for your travel to Raleigh Durham or North Carolina.

Raleigh Durham Transportation: If the parents aren’t letting you take a car to campus, have no fear. There are lots of cheap and convenient transportation options in the Raleigh Durham area, even if it’s not your ideal way to travel. Durham has the Bull City Connector which has a free-fare route from Duke University to the Golden Belt artistic hub in downtown Durham. In Raleigh, GoRaleigh ($1.25), GoCary ($1.50), the free Raleigh R-Line and Wolfline bus systems together offer a wide and extensive collection of routes for passengers to choose from. If your academic life is centered in the Research Triangle Region, GoTriangle bus ($2.25) has affordable fares and reliable routes as well.

Things to do in Raleigh Durham: “The Smithsonian of the South” has lots of free or student discount passes for museums and historic attractions to visit without ever having to worry about your semester’s budget. Check out the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the North Carolina Museum of Art! The area is well known for its universities, so expect to see lots of fellow students around. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, such as walking/hiking trails in the Falls Lake State Recreation Area or something more extreme like BMX parks. If you’re more of a foodie, you could always visit the Videri Chocolate Factory or the famous Raleigh Beer Garden.

Top Cities near Raleigh Durham: You’ll have plenty of options for places to visit in and around Raleigh Durham. The top city in the Raleigh-Durham area is Charlotte, which is about three hours away by car and different affordable bus/train routes. Take a trip to Charlotte and visit the Nascar Hall of Fame or the Land of Oz (a Wizard of Oz theme park). A shorter one hour distance away is Fayatteville. If you’re looking to do something different, spend a day at Fayatteville’s Fantasy Lake Waterpark or explore its many antique shops. The closest city is Chapel Hill, home to the University of North Carolina. Catch the ‘17 NCAA champs, UNC Tar Heels, play a high-energy game of basketball game at the Dean Smith Center or explore UNC’s Coker Arboretum for a unique walk surrounded by local and exotic plants.