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About Charlotte

Located in the United States, Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina. 756,000 people live in one of the fastest growing cities of both the region and the U.S. It is home to offices of major financial institutions of the United States such as Bank of America, as well as a vibrant urban life, with many active museums, hotels, restaurants, bars and shopping centers. Bechtler and Mint modern art museums, as well as the Romare Bearden City Park are among the places frequented by tourists. For sports fans, it can also be a joy to watch a local NBA match or NASCAR racing competition.
Temperatures in the hot Southeastern US can reach up to 35 Celsius in the summer, with winter temperatures hovering around 10 degrees. Walking can be an enjoyable way to traverse the city, especially the Uptown, NoDa, and Dilworth areas, but it may be uncomfortably hot in the summertime and city buses or taxis may be preferred instead. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is a major hub and transfer center for both domestic and international flights, and offers many direct flights to and from major European cities such as Rome, Paris, London, and Madrid.

Transportation to Charlotte City Center from Airport


Charlotte Douglas Intl. 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.


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.


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.

Weather in Charlotte

DayMin - Max
SaturdayMin 22ºC - Max 34ºC
SundayMin 24ºC - Max 36ºC
MondayMin 26ºC - Max 36ºC
TuesdayMin 23ºC - Max 36ºC
WednesdayMin 23ºC - Max 39ºC

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