French Family Science Center
124 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708
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Parking & permits on campus:
Parking in the Duke University campus is generally pretty limited. We suggest that you enter West Campus from Towerview Rd (intersecting Erwin Rd at its north end and Duke University Rd at its south end). Turn eastwards on Science Dr, and then take the second right turn, marked by a "visitor parking and information" sign. The Bryan Center Parking Garage will be on your right. When leaving the conference, show the booth attendant your ECCAD name tag to not get charged for the parking.
The Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is located about 15 miles east of Durham. There are a few different options for getting to Duke University from RDU.
Taxi services are provided outside the Arrivals hall (bottom floor) at RDU. Exit the building and look for the booth at your left; RDU taxis are black and clearly marked. The cost of a taxi ride from the airport to the University campus is around $35 and the trip should take approximately 20 minutes.
Car rentals are available at the Arrivals hall (bottom floor) of RDU from Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty. When exiting the airport, follow the signs to I-40 West, and then take exit 279B for NC 147 North. Finally, take exit 13 for Chapel Hill St, which continues westward onto Duke University Rd and eventually intersects Towerview Rd.
Public transportation (TTA/DATA buses):
It is possible also to reach Duke University using public transportation, although it is not as convenient. Go outside the Arrivals hall (bottom hall) at RDU and look for the Triangle Transit Authority (TTA) stop sign across the driveway. Take the TTA 100 bus and get off at the Regional Transit Center (RTC), then take the TTA 700 bus until its final destination at the Durham Bus Station. There are a few different options from there; the easiest one would be to take the DATA 6 bus to behind the Duke Chapel in West Campus. A 24-hour ticket for TTA and DATA buses costs $4 and can be purchased on the bus. This trip will take about 1 hour in total.
Amtrak, Greyhound, and Megabus services are available in Durham, stopping at or just around the Durham Bus Station. Taxis can be arranged at the station, and DATA buses also reach Duke University (see above).
There are several accommodation options close to Duke University and the ECCAD conference site, and most of them offer shuttle services. The following list is meant to simply provide visitors with a quick overview of some of the options around Duke University.
In many cases it may be possible to get a cheaper hotel rate through Hotwire (zip:27708).
Neither listed hotels nor Hotwire are not affiliated with the ECCAD conference in any way.
Inn (0.4 miles)
Hotel (1.2 miles)
Inn (1.6 miles)
Garden Inn Durham/University Medical Center (1.9
Quality Inn & Suites
Durham near Duke University (2.5 miles)
Marriott City Center (2.6 miles)
Duke Tower, All-Condominium
Hotel (3.0 miles)