Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) Information

(Charlotte, North Carolina - NC, USA)

The city of Charlotte is served by a huge airport, standing on the North Carolina and South Carolina border, alongside the Seddon Rusty Goode Freeway / Governor James G. Martin Freeway (Interstate I-485) and close to the Andrew Jackson Highway US-74.

With over 500 departures each day and in excess of 100,000 daily visitors, more than 25 million passengers now use the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) each year, including many transatlantic flights.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

Address: 5501 Josh Birmingham Parkway, Charlotte, 28208, North Carolina NC, USA
Tel: +1 704 359 4000
The Charlotte Douglas International Airport is situated around 7 miles / 11 km to the west of the city center and offers a range of ground transportation options. Nearby useful points of reference include the Big Spring United Methodist Cemetery, the Village Oaks Shopping Center and the Jackson Homes Estate, while onsite you will find both the Carolinas Aviation Museum and the Wilson Air Center.

Charlotte Douglas Airport Guide


Charlotte Airport contains one large terminal building, with five main concourse areas, each providing a number of airline gates.



The city center is within comfortable driving distance of Charlotte Douglas Airport and can be reached by car in around 15 minutes. Major roads nearby include the Josh Birmingham Parkway and the Billy Graham Parkway, as well as the I-85, the I-77 and the I-277 Interstates. The route to and from the airport is well signposted. Those wishing to rent a car will find that the vehicle hire counters are based on the lower luggage reclaim level.

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Carolina Transportation (CATS) Airport Express shuttle buses are a fast and inexpensive way to travel into the nearby city center and surrounding areas. Shuttle buses at Charlotte Douglas Airport depart outside of the terminal building's east side at regular intervals each day.

Hotel Shuttles

Many centrally located hotels and motels choose to provide courtesy shuttle buses upon request, offering convenient door-to-door travel for their guests. Participating hotels can be contacted at one of the onsite Traveler Information Centers.


Taxi ranks at the airport are situated outside of the terminal building, close to the luggage reclaim area. Fares into Charlotte are generally fixed for specified, zoned areas. Minimum charges are applicable, with extra fees incurred for more than two passengers and drop-offs.