Cary is a town in the Research Triangle of North Carolina. It is primarily a fast-growing suburb of Raleigh, the state capital; however, in recent years it has begun to develop some economic gravity of its own. Cary is known throughout the area for having a very high population of non-native residents. The name of the city is jokingly referred to as standing for Containment/Concentration Area for Relocated Yankees.

Get in

By plane

Cary is approximately 9 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (IATA: RDU). RDU is served by all major U.S. airlines including Southwest, American Airlines, and Delta Airlines. These and other airlines provide direct connections to most major hubs, including Atlanta, Washington-Dulles, Baltimore-Washington, Chicago (Midway and O'Hare), New York City (LaGuardia), Las Vegas, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Phoenix, and London, among others. Most other major cities are reachable after a single connecting flight.

By car

By train

Amtrak's Carolinian/Piedmont and Silver Service/Palmetto lines serve Cary. The station is located at 211 North Academy Street.

Get around

The immediate downtown area can be walked but Cary is fairly widespread and is best traveled by car. If you are visiting the area there are several car rental locations nearby at RDU International Airport.





Go next

Routes through Cary

Greensboro Durham  W  E  Raleigh END
Washington, D.C. Raleigh  N  S  Southern Pines Savannah
Greensboro Durham  W  E  Raleigh Wilmington
Richmond Raleigh  N  S  Apex Columbia
Lexington Apex  W  E  Raleigh Nags Head

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