There are times when you will need to take a taxi. Lyft and Uber are also popular choices in the area.
Because taxis are fewer in Durham than in larger urban areas, you need to CALL by phone ahead of time for a taxi. The taxi fare is calculated by a meter, starting with an initial fee of $3.60 and then $2.00 per mile after that. Airport taxis/shuttles generally charge a set fare from Durham to the airport, ranging from $25-$45 one way. Whenever you use a taxi or shuttle, you tip the driver 10-15% of the cost of the fare. We also recommend taking a taxi with a colleague so you can split the fare. Taxis below are commonly used in the Durham area, though are not officially endorsed by Duke University.
Local Taxis around town and to the RDU Airport (Remember to call in Advance!)
ABC Cab Co.- 919-682-0437
A Falcon Ride- 919-309-2700
Charlene’s Safe Ride Shuttle & Taxi Cab Service- 919-309-7233 (SAFE)
Durham’s Best Cab Co Inc- 1-866-680-3330
On Time Taxi- 919-493-5050
RDU Airport Taxi Inc- 919-840-7277
RDU Taxi Service- 919-848-8488