Moving around Wake County via Public Transportation

Moving around the Triangle is easier than even many of us local residents know!

Wake County has a number of different options for making our way around, to and from the area. We have air, we have public bus transit, and we have rail. Considering ditching the car all together and wondering how to make it work for spontaneous travels or mid-day unplanned needs? We have rental and taxi services.

Here’s a bit about each with links to resources for your traveling convenience:

Air Travel:  RDU Airport

AIR – The RDU Airport: Love flying in and out of the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). We’ve been fortunate every time to have a pleasant experience. Recent renovations have not only transformed RDU to have a modern look and easy flow but also provided a serious boost in technology for the safety of passengers and employees.

Traveling at RDU is:

  • easy with a spacious and intuitive layout
  • delicious as the negative connotation that comes with the term airport food is long gone
  • convenient! Forget something? Shopping at RDU is a delightful
  • conducive for work with wireless internet access and convenient charging stations
  • stress free, when it comes time to leave the airport… getting to your car or grabbing a cab is a breeze

For more info about the Raleigh-Durham International Airport check out thier website.

Public Transit:

Triangle Transit Transportation Information

Triangle Transit Authority

The Triangle Transit Authority (TTA) offers a quick, convenient way to travel around the Triangle, offering RDU airport services as well as regular bus schedules for Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Knightdale, Wake Forest, Zebulon, Wendell and RTP.  For routes, maps and information visit the Triangle Transit Authority website.

Raleigh Showtime Trolley

Love this – The Raleigh Showtime Trolley is available free in the around the Triangle. With stops in Apex, Cary, Garner, Hillsborough, Raleigh, RDU and Research Triangle Park we have terrific commuting options.

  • Downtown Raleigh area between 5:30 – 11:30 PM on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings! The trolley serves locations downtown like the city parking garages, the Progress Energy Center and the City Market area.
Transportation around Wake County

Capital Area Transit

Capital Area Transit (CAT) has terrific options for getting around as well!

  • Going from one downtown location to another? The R-Line is easy and free!
  • Out late? CAT includes an entertainment trolley.
  • Riding the rail? Take the CAT bus to the Amtrack Train Station and leave the car at home.
  • Accessible Raleigh Transportation Program (ART) is a terrific option available to Raleigh residents with a mental or physical disability. Visit the ART website for more info.

For more information, check out the Capital Area Transit website.

Rail Travel


Always busy the Raleigh Amtrak station offers a leisurely option for traveling from Raleigh, NC (RGH) via Railway to pretty much anywhere you might want to go up and down the Eastern United States, with connections to cities across the Continental US and into Canada.  For more information visit the Amtrak website.

NCDOT Rail Division

NCDOT Rail Division offers as well to help North Carolina travelers more easily navigate desired destinations via rail. Check out their website more info.
Want to know more about the Wake County Area?  Contact us, we’re at your service.


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