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Approximate Travel Distance
2,115 miles
Approximate Flight Duration
4 hour 10 min
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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 Los Angeles City Center from Airport

Citicorp Airport

Los Angeles International Airport is located 24 km from the city center. There are a variety of transportation alternatives to get to the city center and its surrounding areas from the airport, including buses, trains, taxis, and rental cars. The LAX Shuttle buses provide transportation between terminals. These shuttle buses also provide service to public transportation stops near the airport like trains and buses.

LAX Shuttle

The LAX Shuttle buses are free and accessible in front of each terminal at the airport. There are three LAX Shuttle bus lines. The “A” Shuttle operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and runs every 10 minutes, departing from in front of the terminals and providing transportation between the airport’s nine terminals. The “C” Shuttle provides transportation between the terminals and Parking Lot C. Parking Lot C is also the LAX City Bus Center bus stop. The “G” Shuttle provides transportation between the terminals and the Metro Green Line Aviation Station. So if you want to take the bus or metro the shuttle buses that depart in front of the terminals provide free transportation to the closest metro or bus stop.

Metro

The Los Angeles Metro Network consists of trains that travel both aboveground and underground. The Metro Green Line passes by the Aviation/LAX Station, which is in very close proximity to the airport. You can access this station by using the “G” LAX Shuttle bus, which departs in front of the airport terminals.

The Metro Green Line operates between Norwalk and Redondo Beach. It doesn’t go to the city center. However, you can transfer to other metro lines from the Green Line depending on where in the city you are going to go. For example, to get to Union Station you have to switch lines twice. You might prefer to take the metro since it avoids traffic and is an affordable transportation option.

In addition, depending on your final destination in the city, the metro might be the best method of transportation. We recommend taking a look at the map of the metro lines and routes on the internet or at the airport.

To take the metro in Los Angeles you need to purchase a TAP card. The TAP card is an electronic ticket used for fare payment. According to your travel needs you can purchase monthly, weekly, and daily TAP cards.  

Bus

LAX Shuttle “C” departs from in front of the terminals everyday day of the year and provides free transportation to Parking Lot C. From Parking Lot C the LAX City Bus Center is a short walk away. There are many buses that depart from this bus stop and go to many different parts of the city.

You can take the Big Blue Bus R3 line to get to Santa Monica, the Culver City Bus R6 line to get to Westwood, the LADOT Commuter Express 574 line to get to Slymar Metrolink Station, or travel in the opposite direction to El Segundo, or take the LADOT 438 line to Redondo Beach. To get to Torrance you can take the Torrance Transit T8 bus.

Airport Shuttle Buses

Every day of the week the FlyAway buses depart from in front of the terminals every 30 minutes and provide transportation to the city center or other places in Los Angeles. Follow the FlyAway signs at the airport, which will lead you to the FlyAway bus stop in front of the terminal where you can easily access the bus. The FlyAway airport shuttle service is the most practical and most widely used way to get to your destination in the city. These shuttle buses go to Union Station, Van Nuys in San Fernando Valley, Westwood, Santa Monica, and Hollywood. You can find out which bus goes to which destination by checking the signs on the bus. FlyAway buses feature a sign for which location it serves. These buses offer non-stop transportation to these destinations.

Under normal conditions the bus to the center of Los Angeles from the airport takes about 35-40 minutes. However this can vary depending on the traffic conditions. Ticket prices are a bit more expensive than other public transportation alternatives but they are quite reasonable considering the fact that these buses provide practical and non-stop services. Those who wish can buy round-trip tickets, which are valid for 30 days. You can purchase tickets from the self-service ticket machines or pay with a credit card on the bus. Let us remind you that you cannot purchase a ticket with cash on the bus.  

Taxi

Taxis are available at the front of the arrivals hall of each terminal. If you follow the yellow taxi signs you can easily find the cab stop. Taxis are a bit costly but they are a comfortable method of transportation since they take you directly to where you need to go. As it is in many cities, if you are going to take a cab we recommend taking an official airport taxi.

Rental Car

Renting a car at Los Angeles International Airport is another convenient way to get to the city center. There are various rental car companies located in Parking Lot C, such as Dollar, Fox, Hertz, National Car Rental, Alamo, Avis, Advantage, Payless, Thrifty, and Budget. You can get to Parking Lot C by taking LAX Shuttle “C”. If you call head of time some rental car companies will send a vehicle and drive you to this parking lot for free. Renting a car is always a good choice for a more flexible travel itinerary. Los Angeles is a city that was made for driving, the roads are wide and parking is easy and convenient, so renting a car is a great option.

Airport Information

Los Angeles International Airport, also referred to as LAX, is the 7th busiest airport in the world and the largest and busiest airport in not only the Greater Los Angeles Area but in all of California. It is an extremely modern and organized airport that handles a significant portion of international flights in Southern California. There are 9 terminals at the airport. 8 of those 9 terminals are numbered, such as Terminal 1, Terminal 2, etc. The international terminal at LAX is the Tom Bradley International Terminal. The Tom Bradley International Terminal operates a large number of international flights.

Los Angeles International Airport offers a wide variety of venues when it comes to eating and drinking and shopping. If you are flying out of Tom Bradley International Terminal and want to grab a bite to eat you can dine at places like the Daily Grill, El Paseo, McDonald’s, Marina Bar, Sushi Boy, Starbucks, Pinkberry, 800 Degrees Pizza, and more.

This terminal also has many boutiques such as Burberry, DFS Duty Free, Gucci, Hermes, Michael Kors, Emporio Armani, and Victoria’s Secret. The terminal also contains many Duty Free shops. The Tom Bradley International Terminal is the terminal that features the widest variety of restaurants, cafes, bars, and stores.

It is also the terminal that contains the most lounges. Some of the lounges located in the terminal include the Star Alliance Lounge, Sky Team Alliance Lounge, Oneworld Alliance Lounge, ElAl King David Lounge and Relax Lounge. If you want to use the internet at the airport you can do so for a certain fee. You can connect for an unlimited daily or unlimited monthly fee or hourly fee.

Last Updated: May 02, 2016

Los Angeles Intl Airport

Los Angeles International Airport is located 24 km from the city center. There are a variety of transportation alternatives to get to the city center and its surrounding areas from the airport, including buses, trains, taxis, and rental cars. The LAX Shuttle buses provide transportation between terminals. These shuttle buses also provide service to public transportation stops near the airport like trains and buses.

LAX Shuttle

The LAX Shuttle buses are free and accessible in front of each terminal at the airport. There are three LAX Shuttle bus lines. The “A” Shuttle operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and runs every 10 minutes, departing from in front of the terminals and providing transportation between the airport’s nine terminals. The “C” Shuttle provides transportation between the terminals and Parking Lot C. Parking Lot C is also the LAX City Bus Center bus stop. The “G” Shuttle provides transportation between the terminals and the Metro Green Line Aviation Station. So if you want to take the bus or metro the shuttle buses that depart in front of the terminals provide free transportation to the closest metro or bus stop.

Metro

The Los Angeles Metro Network consists of trains that travel both aboveground and underground. The Metro Green Line passes by the Aviation/LAX Station, which is in very close proximity to the airport. You can access this station by using the “G” LAX Shuttle bus, which departs in front of the airport terminals.

The Metro Green Line operates between Norwalk and Redondo Beach. It doesn’t go to the city center. However, you can transfer to other metro lines from the Green Line depending on where in the city you are going to go. For example, to get to Union Station you have to switch lines twice. You might prefer to take the metro since it avoids traffic and is an affordable transportation option.

In addition, depending on your final destination in the city, the metro might be the best method of transportation. We recommend taking a look at the map of the metro lines and routes on the internet or at the airport.

To take the metro in Los Angeles you need to purchase a TAP card. The TAP card is an electronic ticket used for fare payment. According to your travel needs you can purchase monthly, weekly, and daily TAP cards.  

Bus

LAX Shuttle “C” departs from in front of the terminals everyday day of the year and provides free transportation to Parking Lot C. From Parking Lot C the LAX City Bus Center is a short walk away. There are many buses that depart from this bus stop and go to many different parts of the city.

You can take the Big Blue Bus R3 line to get to Santa Monica, the Culver City Bus R6 line to get to Westwood, the LADOT Commuter Express 574 line to get to Slymar Metrolink Station, or travel in the opposite direction to El Segundo, or take the LADOT 438 line to Redondo Beach. To get to Torrance you can take the Torrance Transit T8 bus.

Airport Shuttle Buses

Every day of the week the FlyAway buses depart from in front of the terminals every 30 minutes and provide transportation to the city center or other places in Los Angeles. Follow the FlyAway signs at the airport, which will lead you to the FlyAway bus stop in front of the terminal where you can easily access the bus. The FlyAway airport shuttle service is the most practical and most widely used way to get to your destination in the city. These shuttle buses go to Union Station, Van Nuys in San Fernando Valley, Westwood, Santa Monica, and Hollywood. You can find out which bus goes to which destination by checking the signs on the bus. FlyAway buses feature a sign for which location it serves. These buses offer non-stop transportation to these destinations.

Under normal conditions the bus to the center of Los Angeles from the airport takes about 35-40 minutes. However this can vary depending on the traffic conditions. Ticket prices are a bit more expensive than other public transportation alternatives but they are quite reasonable considering the fact that these buses provide practical and non-stop services. Those who wish can buy round-trip tickets, which are valid for 30 days. You can purchase tickets from the self-service ticket machines or pay with a credit card on the bus. Let us remind you that you cannot purchase a ticket with cash on the bus.  

Taxi

Taxis are available at the front of the arrivals hall of each terminal. If you follow the yellow taxi signs you can easily find the cab stop. Taxis are a bit costly but they are a comfortable method of transportation since they take you directly to where you need to go. As it is in many cities, if you are going to take a cab we recommend taking an official airport taxi.

Rental Car

Renting a car at Los Angeles International Airport is another convenient way to get to the city center. There are various rental car companies located in Parking Lot C, such as Dollar, Fox, Hertz, National Car Rental, Alamo, Avis, Advantage, Payless, Thrifty, and Budget. You can get to Parking Lot C by taking LAX Shuttle “C”. If you call head of time some rental car companies will send a vehicle and drive you to this parking lot for free. Renting a car is always a good choice for a more flexible travel itinerary. Los Angeles is a city that was made for driving, the roads are wide and parking is easy and convenient, so renting a car is a great option.

Last Updated: November 23, 2016
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