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About Douglas Airport
Douglas Airport is the sixth busiest airport in the United States and was established in 1935 in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1992 in the grounds of the airport an aviation museum opened and with a library within the museum, it makes the 45 million passengers that pass through the airport each year a more enjoyable journey. The airport has one main terminal that is divided into six seperate concourses which makes passenger operations easier and faster.
Getting to the City Center from Douglas Airport

Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the primary commercial airport serving the city of Charlotte, in North Carolina. The airport is one of the major gateways to the Caribbean from the United States and American Airlines’ second largest hub. The airport features a variety of services to ensure passengers spend a comfortable time while at the airport and a variety of transportation alternatives for passengers to easily access the city center. Charlotte Douglas International Airport  is located in close proximity to the city center, only 11 km away. There are various transportation alternatives available if you want to get to the city center by road, which include taxis, buses, transfer services, and rental cars.

Taxi

Taxis are a comfortable and fast transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport. There are various taxi companies that serve the airport. Taxis are easily accessible from the baggage claim level at the exit. Taxis are equipped with a GPS system and credit card payment options. There is an attendant on duty to help passengers from 6:45 am to 12:15 am. Taxi companies that operate from the airport include City Cab, Crown Cab, Green Cab and Yellow Cab. For more information on taxi rates please visit Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s website.

Bus

Charlotte Douglas International Airport is served by CATS’ Sprinter Bus Service. The Sprinter provides transportation from the airport to various parts of Charlotte. Depending on the traffic, the bus takes less than 30 minutes to get to the city center. This bus service runs every 20 minutes during the week from 5:50 am to 7 pm. From 7 pm to midnight the bus runs every 30 minutes. The Sprinter is the most affordable transportation alternative to get to 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 the city center from Charlotte Douglas International Airport is by using transfer services. Various hotels in the city will provide transfer services to the city center, and vice versa. These courtesy vehicles provide a comfortable ride to the city center, enabling you to relax and enjoy the ride. For more information contact your hotel or visit the airport’s website. 

Rental Car

Renting a car is another convenient transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport and an ideal way to get around the city during your trip. There are various rental car companies located at the Consolidated Rental Car Facility, which is easily accessible from the terminals. Follow the signs to the Level 2 lobby. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National.

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
Getting to Douglas Airport from the City Center

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
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