Spring Break Escape? Catching the Bus to RDU Is Easy

new_bus_6_100routecroppedThinking of taking a plane for a spring getaway or to visit family and friends? There’s an easy way to get to RDU International Airport from West Raleigh and downtown Raleigh. Skip parking fees and get dropped directly at your airport terminal by hopping on the Route 100 bus, seven days a week for $2.25.

Students from North Carolina State University and Meredith College have another reason to celebrate as they leave campus for spring break flights! They can now climb aboard a Route 100 bus with no need to pay taxi fees to catch their planes. The bus runs every 30 minutes in peak hours and uses the Bus on Shoulder System (BOSS) system to stay on schedule. BOSS allows authorized transit buses with trained drivers to drive on the shoulders of selected freeways at low speeds to bypass congestion.

Where and When Can I Catch the Bus?
Route 100 offers service starting at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, and at 7:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. To find the closest stop, visit https://maps.google.com/, then follow these directions:

  • Choose the arrow/directions icon.
  • Choose the bus icon.
  • Type in the address of where you’d like to catch the bus.
  • Choose “RDU International Airport” as your destination.
  • Change the dropdown tab from “leave now” to “depart at.”
  • Click on the 100 route to find the closest place to board the bus.

What’s Along the Route?
Route 100 runs near Meredith College and NC State on Hillsborough Street and picks up passengers at the GoRaleigh Station located at 214 S. Blount Street between Hargett and Martin streets in downtown Raleigh.

hatphotocroppedWhat are Payment Options?
You can use cash on the bus, but you must have exact change. One-way fare is $2.25. Visit GoTriangle’s Fares and Passes page to buy regional passes/value cards. (Online purchases are not suggested for one-way fares.)

Need a Map or More Information?
Browse GoTriangle’s Route 100 page, or call a customer Service representative at (919) 485-RIDE for more information or a map.

See Your Bus in Real time
To view GoTriangle buses moving in real time, download the freeTransLoc Rider app, available for Android and Apple devices. With the app, you can arrive at your stop just 5 to 10 minutes ahead of your bus. Learn more.

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