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Approximate Travel Distance
587 miles
Approximate Flight Duration
1 hour 50 min
Latest Sale
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(Chicago) 19°C / 12°C
Current Local Time in Chicago
GMT -5

Transportation to Charlotte Airport from the City Center

Douglas Airport

Charlotte Douglas International Airport is easily accessible as it is located in close proximity to the city center, about 11 km away. There are a few transportation alternatives available if you want to access the airport by road, which include taxis, buses, transfer services, and rental cars. The airport features an expansive parking area with long-term and short-term parking options for those who want to drive their personal car to the airport.  

Taxi

One of the fastest and most reliable methods of transportation to get to the airport is by taxi. Taxis are very convenient and easily accessible in the city. Since the airport is located in such close proximity, only 11 km away, you can get to Charlotte Douglas International Airport very quickly using a taxi.   

Bus

Charlotte Douglas International Airport is served by CATS’ Sprinter Bus Service. The Sprinter provides transportation from various parts of Charlotte to the airport. Depending on the traffic and where you get on, the bus takes less than 30 minutes to get to the airport. The Sprinter is accessible from the Charlotte Transportation center, at Trade & Tryon, or from one of the stops on Trade Street. The Sprinter bus is the cheapest method of transportation to get to the airport from the city center. The fare is only $2. Passengers can pay in exact change or use a CATS transit pass. For more detailed information please visit Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s website.

Transfer Services

Another way to get to Charlotte Douglas International Airport is by using transfer services. Various hotels in the city will provide transfer services to the airport. These courtesy vehicles provide a comfortable ride to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, enabling you to relax on the way to your flight. For more information contact your hotel or visit the airport’s website.  

Rental Car

Another method of transportation to get to Charlotte Douglas International Airport from the city center is by rental car. There are various rental car companies located in the city. Renting a car is an easy and comfortable transportation alternative. You can return your vehicle at the Rental Car Returns area at the airport before your departure.

Airport Information

Located 11 km from the city center, Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the primary airport serving the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is a major airport operating both international and domestic flights.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport consists of one passenger terminal that operates domestic and international flights and offers a wide variety of services. The airport contains a lost and found, mother’s room, ATMs, charging stations, lounges, and countless stores and restaurants aimed at meeting passengers’ pre-flight and post-flight needs. The airport also promotes the arts through permanent and rotating exhibits featured throughout the terminal.  

Stores where you can go shopping include Best Buy Express, The Body Shop, Brighton, Brooks Brothers, Carolinas News Beat, CNBC Express, CNBC Smartshop, Duty Free Americas, EA Sports, Erwin Pearl, Executive Shoeshine, Heritage Booksellers, Johnston & Murphy, M-A-C, New South Travelmart, News2You, Pandora, PGA Tour Shops, Queen City Gifts, Shades of Time and Taxco Sterlin Co.

Venues where you can enjoy a bite to eat or something to drink include 897 Marketplace, A Taste of Carolina, Auntie Anne’s, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Beaudevin, Bojangles’, Brioche Doree, Brookwood Farms, Burger King, California Pizza Kitchen, Charlotte Bristo, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Farmer’s Market, Genghis Grill, Hissho Sushi, Jamba Juice, Papa John’s, Pino Gelato, Red Mango, Starbucks, TCBY, The Local and Wendy’s.

Last Updated: December 01, 2016

Transportation to Chicago City Center from Airport

Chicago Rockford Airport

Chicago Rockford International Airport is located in Winnebago County, 137 km northwest of Chicago. The airport serves Chicago as well as Rockford and the surrounding areas. The airport is served by three low-cost airlines, Allegiant Air, Apple Vacations, and Elite Airways. You can get to the city center from the airport by taxi, bus, and rental car.

Taxi

Taxis are the most convenient transportation alternative to get to the city center from Chicago Rockford International Airport. Taxis fares are calculated based on the kilometers traveled. Taxi companies that you can choose from include Action Taxi, Speedee Taxi and Jack’s Transportation Taxi.

Bus

Another method of transportation to get to the city center from Chicago Rockford International Airport is by bus. Buses are a more affordable option compared to taxis. The Rockford Mass Transit District buses provide transportation to the city center. Buses operate every day except for Sundays and they are accessible next to the terminal building.

Rental Car

Renting a car is one of the most comfortable ways to get to the city center from the airport. There are various rental car offices located at the airport. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Avis, Hertz, National, Alamo and Enterprise. If you are traveling between multiple places make sure to specify your vehicle pick up and drop off location when making a reservation.

Limousine

There are limousine services that provide door-to-door transportation from the airport to the city center, and vice versa. You have to book this service in advance. Limousine companies that you can choose from include Fantasy, D&E, A Touch, AAA Quality, Black Cadillac, Chicago Limo, Classic Limousine, Park Avenue, Party Transit, Stretch and Y Drive.

Last Updated: May 02, 2016

Gary International Airport

Gary/Chicago International Airport is located in Lake County, Indiana, 40 km from Chicago’s city center. Currently the airport only operates charter air service and cargo services however commercial service should be available in the future. You can get to the city center from the airport by train, bus, taxi, rental car, and personal car.

Taxi

The fastest and most comfortable transportation alternative to get to the city center from Gary/Chicago International Airport is by taxi. Taxis are available at the terminal exit. Taxi fares are based on the kilometers traveled. Taxi companies that you can choose from include All Around Taxi and Classic Taxi.

Bus

Another method of transportation to get to the city center from Gary/Chicago International Airport is by bus. Buses are a more affordable transportation alternative compared to taxis. You can use the Gary Public Transportation Corporation buses. For more information on bus lines and routes visit Gary/Chicago Airport’s website.

Train

Taking the train is another convenient transportation alternative to get to the city center from Gary/Chicago International Airport. The South Shore Railroad provides transportation between the airport and downtown Chicago. For more information regarding the train schedule and fares you can visit the airport’s website.

Rental Car

There are various rental car companies located at the terminal building. Renting a car from Gary/Chicago International Airport is a very convenient way to get to the city center, and explore the city during your trip. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Enterprise and Hertz. If you are traveling between multiple places make sure to specify your vehicle pick up and drop off location when making a reservation.

Airport Information

Gary/Chicago International Airport is located in Lake County Indiana, 40 km from downtown Chicago. The airport contains one terminal and currently only serves charter flights and cargo air services. The airport contains health services, rental car offices, a lost and found, and various eating and drinking venues. There are also shopping areas nearby.

Last Updated: May 02, 2016

Midway Airport

Chicago Midway International Airport is located 13 km from the city center. The airport is dominated by Southwest Airlines but also serves other airlines as well. You can get to the city center from the airport by personal car, rental car, taxi, bus, and train. 

Taxi

The fastest and most comfortable transportation alternative to get to the city center from Midway Internatoinal Airport is by taxi. Taxi fares are calculated based on the kilometers traveled. 

Bus

Another method of transportation you can use to get to the city center from Midway International Airport is by bus. Buses are more affordable than taxis and are accessible from the main terminal building. Pace Buses provide transportation between the airport and the city center, running along 7 different routes. The route you need to take will depend on your destination in the city. You can get more information on each bus route by visit Midway International Airport’s website. 

Train

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Orange Line train provides transportation between Midway International Airport and downtown Chicago. For more information regarding this train line you can visit the CTA’s website or Midway International Airport’s website. During off hours CTA buses are available.

Rental Car

There are various rental car companies located at the airport. Renting a car at Midway International Airport is a convenient way to get to the city. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty and Rent A Wreck. If you are traveling between multiple places make sure to specify your vehicle pick up and drop off location when making a reservation.

Last Updated: May 02, 2016

O'hare Intl Airport

Located 27 km from the city center, you can get to the city center from O’Hare International Airport by taxi, bus, metra, rental car, and personal car. O’Hare International Airport is the main international airport serving the city and it is among one of the busiest airports in the world. 

Metra

Chicago’s Metra is a commuter railroad that operates throughout the city. The North Central Service runs from the O’Hare Transfer station to various parts of the city. The Metra operates every day of the week, running more frequently during peak hours in the morning and evening and less frequently in the middle of the day. Stops along the North Central Service include, Antioch, Wheeling, Lake Villa, Prospect Heights, Round Lake Beach, O'Hare Transfer Station, Washington St./Grayslake, Rosemont, Prairie Crossing/Libertyville, Schiller Park, Mundelien, Belmont Ave./Franklin Park, Vernon Hills, River Grove, Prairie View, Western Ave, Buffalo Grove, and Union Station.

Taxi

One of the fastest and most comfortable methods of transportation to get to the city center from the airport is by taxi. Taxi stands are located in front of each terminal exit. Taxi fares are calculated based on the kilometers traveled and are an affordable option. You can find out more about specific taxi companies and their contact information by visiting the airport’s website.

Bus

Another easy transportation alternative to get to the city center is by bus. Pace buses are located in the main parking area. You can easily access the buses by using the inter-terminal shuttles. Pace buses provide transportation to various parts of the city. There are also regional buses that provide transportation to areas outside of the city center. Regional buses that you can choose from include Act II Transportation, Coach USA/Tri-State/United Limo, Illini Shuttle, PCC/Peoria Charter Coach, and Express Air Coach.

Rental Car

There are various rental car companies located at the airport that provide free shuttle service to and from the terminal building and the rental car area. Renting a car is a great transportation alternative to get to the city center. It is also an ideal method of transportation to explore the city during your trip. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Ace, Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Firefly, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty. If you are traveling between multiple places make sure to specify your vehicle pick up and drop off location when making a reservation.

Last Updated: May 22, 2017
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