Getting Around ​​​Charlotte

 

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All rates shown are in U.S. dollars.

​Charlotte Airport Ground Transportation

Taxi Service

Taxis provide service to the ​Charlotte metro area and surrounding counties. ​Taxi service is available curbside, on the Baggage Claim level. An attendant is on duty to assist passengers from 6:45 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.  

Although passengers may prearrange to use any taxi service provider, there are four taxi companies available through the Airport’s taxi queue: City Cab, Crown Cab, Green ​Cab and Yellow Cab. These companies are evaluated annually to ensure all taxis have a GPS system, credit card technology and adhere to guidelines set forth by CLT.​

All rates listed below are for up to two passengers.
Meter Rates
Drop Charge $2.50 (No Mileage)
Mileage Rate $ .50 per each 1/5th mile
Time Rate* $ .50 per minute
* Whenever vehicle speed falls under 15 miles per hour, time rate is charged instead of mileage rate.
Additional Charges
Moving Charge
$20.00
Additional Passengers
(No charge for children under 3 years of age)
$2.00 each after 2
Zone Rates(For approved Airport Taxis only)
Airport – Center City
$25.00

Airport Local
(three mile radius)
$14.00 minimum

 

Ride Share Services

Uber service is available on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim level (lower level outside Zone E). Use the Uber app to request a ride. After the ride, Uber will automatically charge the credit card on file with your account. 
 
Lyft and Lyft Plus service is available on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim level (lower level outside zone E). Use the Lyft app to request a ride. After the ride, simply pay through your phone. Lyft rides are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

 

Charlotte Airport Automobile Rental

Charlotte Airport has more than 8 major rental car companies serving Charlotte travelers. CLT offers a spacious Rental Car Center providing one-stop rental car service.

Picking Up a Rental Car:

Exit the terminal on the lower level (Arrivals/Baggage Claim) and proceed directly across the car and shuttle/bus lanes via crosswalk to one of the covered walkways into the Level 2 lobby. Once inside the lobby, proceed to the counter of the rental company from which you are picking up a car where a representative will assist you. **Thrifty – Exit the terminal on the lower level (Arrivals/Baggage Claim) and proceed to the shuttle/bus lanes to take a Thrifty shuttle from the terminal to the off-site rental location.

Returning​ a Rental Car:

Follow directional signage along the CLT roadways toward the Hourly Parking Deck. Drive past the Hourly Parking Deck entrance on your left and take the next entrance immediately to your left directing you toward Rental Car Returns. Follow signage to your specific rental company’s return area within the Deck. Once the process of returning your car is complete, use the elevators or escalators on the south side of the Deck and proceed to the Level 2 lobby. Exit the building through one of the covered walkways off the Level 2 lobby. Proceed directly across the shuttle/bus and car lanes via crosswalk and enter the terminal on the lower level (Arrivals/Baggage Claim). Once inside, take the elevator or escalator to the upper level (Departures/Ticketing). **Thrifty – Return your rental car at the off-site rental location near CLT and take a Thrifty shuttle to the terminal.​

Public Transportation

Easy, inexpensive and convenient, Charlotte Area Transit System, and taxis will take you almost anywhere in the city.

Walking Directions

From Official Hotels to Charlotte Convention Center

 

Westin Charlotte (Headquarters)

  • Head northeast toward E Stonewall St
  • Turn left onto E Stonewall St
  • Turn right onto S College St
  • (Estimated walk: 1 block, 5 minutes)

Charlotte Marriott City Center

  • Head southeast on W Trade St toward S Tryon St
  • Turn right onto S College St
  • (Estimated walk: ​5 blocks, ​10 minutes)

Hilton Charlotte Center City

  • Head northwest on E 3rd St toward S College St
  • Turn left onto S College St
  • (Estimated walk: ​1 block, 5 minutes)​

Omni Charlotte

  • Head west toward S Tryon St
  • Turn left onto S Tryon St ​
  •  Turn left onto E 3rd St
  • Turn right onto S College St 
  • (Estimated walk: ​4 blocks, 9 minutes)​

Holiday Inn Charlotte-Center City

  • Head southwest on N College St toward E 5th St
  • (Estimated walk: ​​4 blocks, 10 minutes)​

Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre

  • Head northwest on E 4th St toward S College St
  • Turn ​right onto S College St
  • (Estimated walk: 6 blocks, 6 minutes)​

Hyatt Place Charlotte Downtown

  • Head southwest on S Caldwell St toward E 3rd St
  • Turn right onto E 3rd St
  • Turn left toward E M.L.K. Jr Blvd
  • Turn right onto E M.L.K. Jr Blvd 
  • Turn left
  • (Estimated walk: ​4 blocks,​ 10 minutes)​

Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown

  • Head north on E M.L.K. Jr Blvd toward S Caldwell St
  • Turn left
  • (Estimated walk: ​4 blocks, ​8 minutes)​

Hyatt House Charlotte City Center

  • Head northwest on E Trade St toward S Brevard St
  • Turn left onto S College St
  • (Estimated walk: ​​6 blocks, ​11 minutes)​

Hampton Inn Charlotte Uptown

  • Head northeast on S Davidson St toward E M.L.K. Jr Blvd
  • Turn left onto E M.L.K. Jr Blvd
  • Turn left
  • (Estimated walk: ​3 blocks, ​9 minutes)​

Embassy Suites Charlotte Uptown

  • Head northwest on E M.L.K. Jr Blvd toward S Brevard St
  • Turn left
  • (Estimated walk: ​​2 blocks, 6 minutes)​

Courtyard Charlotte City Center

  • Head southwest on S Tryon St toward W 3rd St
  • Turn left onto E 3rd St
  • Turn right onto S College St 
  • (Estimated walk: ​4 blocks, 5 minutes)​

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