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Charlotte Douglas Airport

General information

Charlotte Douglas Airport is an international airport in Charlotte, the largest city in North Carolina and the 15th biggest city in the United States. The airport is named after Ben Elbert Douglas Sr., the mayor of Charlotte from 1935 to 1941. North Carolina in the east of the United States has two international airports, Charlotte Douglas Airport (50.2 million passengers in 2019) and Raleigh-Durham Airport (14.2 million passengers in 2019). Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina. Charlotte Douglas Airport is known as the airport of the rocking chairs that you will find everywhere and you can use to relax. Charlotte Douglas Airport is an important base for American Airlines. Carolinas Aviation Museum is located within the airport grounds, a 7-minute drive from the terminal.


Where is Charlotte Douglas Airport situated?

Charlotte Douglas Airport is located west of the city of Charlotte close to Interstate 485 (I-485), Charlotte’s ring road. Due to the proximity of this highway, the airport is easily accessible by car.

How many terminals does Charlotte Douglas Airport have?

The airport has a very large terminal and four runways. The terminal of Charlotte Douglas has five concourses, which are from west to east Concourse A, Concourse B, Concourse C, Concourse D and Concourse E. The concourses and boarding gates of the airport are connected by moving walkways. Charlotte Douglas Airport’s Main Terminal has three floors, namely Level 1 Arrivals / Baggage Claim, Level 2 Departures / Check-In / Atrium and Level 3 Mezzanine.

Airport Map



The distance from Charlotte Douglas Airport to the centre of Charlotte is 12 kilometres. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of Charlotte.

From CLT Airport to Charlotte City centre by Car
12 km
20 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Charlotte Douglas Airport by public transport. Visit the Charlotte Douglas Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Charlotte Douglas Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Charlotte is about $ 25.-. Book your taxi at Charlotte Douglas Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From CLT Airport to Charlotte City centre by Taxi
12 km
20 min
$ 25.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Charlotte Douglas Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Avis, Budget, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Enterprise, Hertz, National (Enterprise Holdings) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Charlotte Douglas Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Charlotte Douglas Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Charlotte Douglas Airport.



Departures and arrivals

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Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Charlotte Douglas Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Charlotte Douglas Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • American Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Lufthansa


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Charlotte Douglas Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte-Airport, Charlotte

Minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, this hotel offers a free hot breakfast every morning and comfortable guestrooms with free high-speed internet access and flat-screen TVs.


Holiday Inn Charlotte Airport, an IHG Hotel, Charlotte

Providing free 24-hour shuttle service to and from Charlotte Douglas International Airport and an outdoor pool, this hotel located in Charlotte, North Carolina is only minutes from Carolinas Aviation Museum.


La Quinta by Wyndham Charlotte Airport North, Charlotte

La Quinta Inn & Suites Charlotte Airport North is located off Interstate 85. Features include free WiFi and a free daily full breakfast.

Hotels in Charlotte

Looking for the best hotels in Charlotte? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel, an IHG Hotel, Charlotte

Set in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, this Kimpton hotel offers crafted cocktails and shareable bar snacks at Merchant & Trade, a Modern-style rooftop bar 19 levels above Romare Bearden Park. Shopping at Epicenter is 8 minutes' walk away.


Hyatt House Charlotte Center City, Charlotte

Offering an outdoor pool and an a la carte restaurant, this hotel is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Free Wi-Fi access and a daily breakfast are available. Time Warner Cable Arena is adjacent to the property.


Omni Charlotte Hotel, Charlotte

Omni Charlotte Hotel envelopes you in ultimate comfort with a signature touch of genuine North Carolina hospitality. This luxury hotel sparkles in the heart of Charlotte’s financial district and is 2.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Charlotte Douglas Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium General Admission

Prepare to enter a world full of underwater creatures at SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium. Step beneath the waves in the 180-degree Ocean Tunnel to get closer than ever before.


Charlotte: 90-Minute Electric Cart City Sightseeing Tour

Hop on board an electric cart and discover the vibrant city of Charlotte on this fun and educational 1.5-hour sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, explore the city and learn about its history, character, local life, and architecture.

Tour & transport

Charlotte: Historic Uptown 90-Minute Segway Tour

Charlotte is a well-kept secret. Join our easy Segway tour and we'll give you an overview of a modern city with a historic past and a love of culture. See new museums, public works of art, skyscrapers and the historic quarter.


  1 review

Have you visited Charlotte Douglas Airport lately? So far, 1 airport passenger has written an airport review about Charlotte Douglas Airport and gave a score of 5 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport review

3 months ago

I had a layover in CLT on Sept. 4th. I was really impressed by Ekisha (AKA E) who was working in the women’s bathroom right next to gates C12-19. She has a fantastic attitude and greeting that made me smile and feel cared for in the restroom. She was super attentive to clean the stalls, and she anticipated all guests needs making sure they knew where empty stalls were and the soap since it wasn’t obvious. She should be a greeter in greater parts of the airport! I know lots of stressed busy people might take a deep breath and relax a little after meeting her.

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