Raleigh-Durham RDU Airport Terminal Map Overview

Main Terminal / Concourses at Raleigh-Durham RDU Airport

The passenger terminal complex at Raleigh-Durham International Airport consists of two terminals - T1 & T2 (with adjustable jetbridges). As the two terminals are not connected, they are served by separate shuttle buses for each way: the orange Bus 4 runs from T-2 to T-1, while the purple Bus 3 runs from T1 to T2. 

The newly modernized Terminal 1 of RDU officially opened 2014 has one concourse with nine gates and panoramic view of the airfield; a security checkpoint with 4 lanes is on level 2; ticketing & baggage claim areas were upgraded; new shops & restaurants were added in both pre- & post-security areas; and abundant natural lighting, as well as electrical outlets in seats at boarding area installed.
    The ground level of T1is divided between ticketing & baggage claim, and houses Southwest Ticketing counters & Southwest baggage service, ATMs, smart carte, food & rink outlets & vending machines.  In the center is access to the parking garage via tunnel, and a meeting point to the right of it.  Outside of T1's ground level are the following transportation zones:  1 for prearranged services, 2 for hotel/motel shuttles, 3 for Park & Ride, 4 for limos, 5 for rental cars.
    The Concourse level with A gates has a security checkpoint and offers ATMs, shoeshine, a cafe, restaurants & Starbucks, and access to gates A1-A9 - currently only used by Southwest Airlines.

Terminal 2 of RDU Airport with Concouses/ gates C & D (or North & South Concourses)  - presentlly served by Air Canada, Alaska, Allegiant, American, CEI (Charter Express - check monitor for gates), Delta, Frontier, JetBlue & United  -  was completely overhauled and expanded. It has a baggage and a ticketing level, with access to C & D gates.
    The baggage claim level of T2 has outside access to all modes of transportation, inside baggage carousels 1 - 5,  airline baggage services,  special events desk, Smarte Cartes and more.
    The ticketing level is divided by the escalators: to the left are ticketing A/B, to the right are ticketing C/D and ticketing E/F.  American Airlines offers curbside check-in. Delta usesTicket Counter B, with curbside check-in now at Zone 5. United Airlines uses Ticket Counter C.
Food & Retail outlets are mainly in the Ticketing & Concourse level at post-security.
The security check-point leads to C gates (at right) and & D gates (at left).
    Concourse C with gates C1-25 is currently used by American, Delta & JetBlue
    Concourse D with gates D1-20 is currently used by Air Canada, Alaska, Allegiant, American, Frontier & United.
Airline Lounges at T2:
American Admirals Club
is across from gate C3,
Delta Sky Club is near gate C12

Amenities & services in T2  include ATM machines & currency exchange, optional WiFi access (45 mins free; or 24-hr premium paid connection, or Boingo monthly plan); a convention desk, shoeshine, a USO of NC Center, an attractive meet-an-greet area with Starbucks table seating, three international gates and a new and much larger processing area, which no longer requires rechecking bags or entering the concourse. T2 also offers XPresSpa, and an easy-to-read new plasma display. A set of universal kiosks support check-in with multiple airlines, in addition to airline-specific kiosks. T2's departure area has a good variety of shops & restaurants; The Redbox near gate C7 lets you rent a movie for $1/day. Select seats are equipped with power outlets, and boarding areas have seating clusters with 110 volt and USB power outlets under the tabletop surfaces. 

NOTE:  The Airport is to get five new restaurants: short-term Starbucks & Tap Room are to open in Fall 2016, while three more long-term restaurants (Dale Jr.'s Whisky River full-service; Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen fast-food, and a permanent Starbucks café twill replace the short-term concept - scheduled to open in Fall 20017.

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