The amount of time needed to clear security checkpoints vary upon the airline that you are flying with. Travelers are advised to arrive a minimum of 90 minutes before their flight departure time in order to meet the requirements of the airline. Hourly decks for parking are located outside of the terminals, with the first 30 minutes of parking provided free. A daily lot is directly behind this lot, and a five-level parking garage with spaces for 23,000 cars is available.
Transportation options from the Charlotte/Douglas airport include taxis, a shuttle service, rental cars, limos, and a city bus. All of the transportation provided at the airport is located on the curb side at the lower baggage claim level of the terminal, with the exception of the CATS buses that pick passengers up in front of the Zone D ticket claim area. Limousine service and shuttle service both require pre-arranged reservations. There are many shuttles providing free and low cost services to areas within a short proximity of the airport.
If you prefer to rent a car, affordable car rentals are available from a variety of providers at CarRentalExpress.com. You will find renting a car to be an easy method of getting around in the city. You will find all sizes of cars, SUVs, and vans through the rental car listing on our website.
While You Wait
First Citizen Bank is available at the airport, along with several ATM machines throughout the airport. A Business Center is also available for travelers with a variety of services available, including computers and Wi-Fi access.
The Atrium, located past the security checkpoints, provides a variety of eateries as well as shopping. Johnston & Murphy, Burger King, Starbucks, LIDS, Great American Bagel, Edy's Ice Cream, and California Pizza Kitchen are just a sample of the many choices passengers at the airport can choose from.