Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is a joint civil-military public international airport in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is the second-largest hub for American Airlines, with service to 161 domestic and international destinations. CLT serves as a major gateway to the Caribbean islands. If you’re driving to Charlotte Airport, you can use the below address and enter it into any of your phone mapping apps:
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
5501 Josh Birmingham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28208
Drivers should also look into CLT parking services and book a convenient spot in advance—check out the guide to Charlotte Airport Parking to learn more about it.
Charlotte Airport provides various transportation options, such as Rental Cars, Taxis, Ridesharing, Limousine and Shuttle Service, Hotel Courtesy Vehicles, and Public Transit. All ground transportation, except for on-site rental cars, is available at the lower level curbside (Arrivals/Baggage Claim) of the terminal. Check out our detailed list below and find out information about every transportation option at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
CLT Airport has its own Rental Car Facility, which is served by nine rental companies. The Consolidated Rental Car Facility is in the Level 2 lobby of the Hourly Parking Deck in front of the terminal. If you have any questions about rates or reservations, use the contact information from the table below to reach out to any car rental agency.
Once you make a reservation, you have to pick up a car. To do that, exit the terminal on the lower level and go across the shuttle/bus lanes to one of the covered walkways into the Level 2 lobby. When returning a car, follow the signs along the CLT roadways toward the Hourly Parking Deck. Drive past its entrance and take the next entrance immediately to your left toward Rental Car Returns.
CLT Taxi Service
If you need a cab, note that taxis are available curbside, on the Baggage Claim level. From 6:45 AM to 12:15 AM, there's also an attendant on duty to assist you. Passengers may prearrange any taxi service, but reservations aren't necessary. Four companies are always available at the airport: City Cab, Crown Cab, Green Cab, and Yellow Cab. Discover the taxi rates below.
You can get an airport taxi to the city center for as low as $25. Don't forget to tip your driver!
Two transportation network companies operate at Charlotte Airport: Uber and Lyft. All app-based rideshare drivers collect passengers on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level—head to the Lower Level at Zone 4. Discover the approximate fares for transfers from CLT Airport to downtown Charlotte (approximately 15-minute drive):
Limousine and Shuttle Service
Limousine and shuttle services are available only by pre-arrangement, so don’t forget to call and make a reservation! At the airport, you can find various private transfers on the visitor information boards located in Baggage Claim. We listed a selection of private airport transportation companies that serve Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT).
|A Step Above
|Affordable Town Car Service
|Black Diamond Transportation
|Black Tie Transportation
|Cartier Classic Transportation
|Hunter Car Services
|Pride Limo Services
|South Park Limousine
|Superior Car Service
Limousines are more expensive than ridesharing, no doubts, but they are definitely a more convenient and luxurious option, especially for business trips. Superior Car Service has the following rates:
If you want your ride to be more affordable, check our list below to find a reliable Charlotte Airport shuttle company:
If you’re interested, we’ve listed rates for some airport shuttles—take a look!
Affordable Charlotte Shuttle rates are:
- $28 from CLT Airport to Uptown
- $45 from CLT Airport to Matthews
- $50 from CLT Airport to Mint Hill
- $45 from CLT Airport to Ballantyne
- $60 from CLT Airport to Mooresville
Columbia Charlotte Shuttle has the following prices for service between Columbia, SC, and Charlotte Airport:
- $55 per adult person (one-way)
- $28 per child (one-way)
Note: shared rides aren't available due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact any CLT shuttle provider for information on updated rates.
Hotel Courtesy Vehicles
If you need a place to stay after your flight, don't hesitate to book one of the 20 hotels and motels near Charlotte Airport. Free shuttles are available for some of them, and you can contact all participating hotels through one of four Traveler Information Centers on the Baggage Claim Level. Here’s a list of all airport area hotels and their phone numbers:
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)
Public transportation provided by Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) picks up in front of Zone D Baggage Claim. If you wish to use CATS, look at the CATS System Map to find out which bus route(s) you need to take to reach your destination. See the CATS fares below.
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