Transportation

Getting to and around Charlotte is now easier than ever.  With Charlotte being an international airport hub, more destinations to and from the city are being added all the time, and travel options are endless!  Charlotte is centrally located in the Piedmont of North Carolina, only a few hours away to top vacation and tourist spots by car, including Asheville, Charleston, Atlanta, Wrightsville Beach, Myrtle Beach and many others.

 

Getting around town has become a easier than ever also; with the recent advances of the CATS bus system, LYNX lightrail.  The recent arrival of Uber and B-Cycle in Charlotte has also made short or long commutes cost effective and easy!

 

Getting TO Charlotte

 

Plane

Charlotte Douglas International Airport, also known as CLT is one of the highest ranked airports in the nation for departures and arrivals.  Nearly 45 million commuters pass through CLT annually, aboard the 700+ daily flights.

 

5501 Josh Bingham Parkway

Charlotte, NC 28207

704.359.4910

www.CharlotteAirport.com

 

Train

If flying isn’t your thing, Amtrak services the Charlotte region with 3 routes passing through the city:

Piedmont – Charlotte – Raleigh

Carolinian – Charlotte – New York

Crescent – New York – New Orleans

 

Charlotte Station Building

1914 North Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC 28206

800.872.7245

www.Amtrak.com

 

 Bus

Greyhound and Megabus service the Charlotte region with daily trips along the East Coast.

 

Charlotte Greyhound Station

601 West Trade Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

704.375.3332

www.Greyhound.com

 

Getting AROUND Charlotte

 

CATS

Charlotte Area Transit System, also known by it’s acronym, CATS, hosts 70+ routes around the queen city.  Buses run 5am-2am daily, but not all routes run full schedules.  CATS is an easy and affordable solution for getting around town, with fares starting around $2.  Check out all bus routes and schedules to plan your trip on their website.

CATS Website

 

LYNX BLUE LINE

Lynx is one of Charlotte’s cleanest and most efficient modes of transportation.  The LYNX blue line light rail system currently connects South Charlotte to Uptown, along South Boulevard, with 15 stations and growing.  The light rail has been undergoing expansion and will eventually pass through the NODA area and have routes up to the University area.  For schedules and stop information, check out the city website.

LYNX Website

 

Gold Rush Line

The Gold Rush line emulate the historic streetcars of old, similar to San Francisco.  The route runs through the Uptown area in Center City, along Trade Street and hits many key stops along the way.  Routes run Monday through Friday and is free to ride!

Gold Rush Website

 

B-CYCLE

B-Cycle is the most recent and earth friendly mode of transportation in Charlotte!  In an effort to become more of a pedestrian friendly city, Charlotte has launched B-cycle stations scattered around the city in Uptown and many surrounding neighborhoods.  These bicycles can be rented on half-hourly basis and are a great fun and healthy way to get around!

Charlotte B-Cycle Website