Founded in 1792, Raleigh, the capital city of North Carolina, is a mix of history and modernity. The city has been called “The City of Oaks” because of its oak-tree-lined streets, and it has also been called “The Smithsonian of the South” because of its numerous top-rated free museums. With a concentration of technology and academic institutes in Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham, the area is known as the Research Triangle. This charming southern city also offers 180 miles of trails for those looking to spend some time outdoors.
Raleigh Airport is a little over 15 miles (24 kilometres) from downtown Raleigh. After landing at the airport, you can reach downtown by taxi or bus. Taking an airport taxi is the most comfortable and easiest way to travel from the airport to downtown. The journey takes 20 to 30 minutes by taxi, and the fare costs around $40 (€37.60). You can also take bus line 100 to transfer from the airport to downtown. The trip takes at least 26 minutes and costs $2.25 (€2.10).Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Raleigh at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.