How do I get to Durham, North Carolina?

The closest airport is Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). Duke University is a 20 minute car ride from the airport. Durham’s bus station and train station are located downtown within walking distance of East Campus.

Should I rent a car?

We recommend taking into account where you are staying and your personal needs when deciding if you want a car or not. Some downtown hotels are within walking distance to Duke’s East Campus. The free Bull City Connector runs from downtown to Duke. DITA10 predominantly takes place on West Campus; visitor parking on West Campus is extremely limited.

Will transportation to campus be provided?

A shuttle will run between Duke’s West Campus and the Hilton Garden Inn (2102 West Main Street) throughout the conference. Campus buses will be available for free transportation on campus.

Visitor parking on West Campus is extremely limited. If you choose to park on campus, the cost is $2/hour with a maximum daily cost of $12. We recommend carpooling if you want to park on campus. For parking locations, visit Duke Visitor Parking.

I have a question about accessibility, campus, and transportation.

General information about accessibility at Duke can be found here. For specific questions, contact us at

We have reserved a block of rooms at two local hotels for your convenience: the Hilton Garden Inn and the Cambria Hotel Durham. To reserve discounted hotel rates these hotels, please click the links below.

We will provide shuttles from both hotels to the events for DITA10.

Hilton Garden Inn

Cambria Hotel Durham

If you prefer other lodging accommodations, we strongly recommend finding a location with a shuttle to Duke’s campus, because on-campus parking is very limited.

For a list of other area hotels, visit Discover Durham. Durham has many AirBnB options as well.