Charlotte Douglas International (CLT) Airport Guide

Charlotte Douglas International  (CLT) Airport Guide

Served by airlines including Lufthansa, Delta and United Airlines, Charlotte Douglas International is the eighth-busiest airport in the US and handles nearly 35 million passengers every year.

The airport comprises one terminal building and is situated 11 kilometres west of downtown Charlotte.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport Amenities

There may be only one terminal, but Charlotte Douglas International Airport is home to a good selection of shops and restaurants.

Eateries in the central atrium area include Brookwood Farms BBQ, Manchu Wok, Yovana and Pizza Hut.

There are also several restaurants spread across the airport's concourses, such as the California Pizza Kitchen, Pino Gelato, Yadkin Valley Wine Bar and Phillips Famous Seafood.

The airport has a good selection of gift and book shops, although clothing stores are few in number.

Outlets include the Nascar Shop, Time to Write, Erwin Pearl Forever Silver, Rocky Mountain Chocolate and Harley-Davidson.

There are also several duty free shops, as well as airport staples such as the Body Shop and Bijoux Terner.

Passengers with a few minutes to spare can also have a look around the airport's Just Plane Art exhibition. There are around 20 permanent and rotating exhibits, including a replica of the Wright Flyer flown by Orville and Wilbur Wright in 1903 and a bronze sculpture of Queen Charlotte.

Those looking for further information about the airport's facilities and to find out about tourism in the Charlotte and mid-Carolinas region by visiting the Welcome Centre near the baggage claim area.

The centre is open daily from 7am until 11pm.

Terminals at Charlotte Douglas International

Charlotte Douglas International Airport is home to one terminal building and five concourses, covering an area of 1.7 million square-feet.

Charlotte Douglas International Transport Links

The airport's ground transportation area is located near the baggage claim, with public buses leaving from zone D. Services operate regularly to downtown Charlotte and most major hotels.

Several hotels and motels operate their own free bus services and passengers can find out more by visiting one of the four traveller information centres on the baggage claim level.

Private vans and shuttle buses can be arranged, with limousine services also available.

A taxi service is available curbside and passengers can expect to pay around $25 for a journey to the city centre. An attendant is on duty in the taxi area daily from 6:45am to 12:15am.

The airport is served by several car rental companies, including Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Budget and Thrifty. Rental counters are located in the baggage area.