OverviewTransportation from Charlotte Douglas Airport: All ground transportation (other than CATS buses) is located curbside at the lower baggage claim level of the terminal. Limo, sedan and contract van services are available only by pre-arrangement - contact one of the providers listed on the Visitor Information board located in Baggage Claim. Uber & Lyft shared ride service is available.
Note that the Consolidated Rental Car Facility is located in the hourly parking deck on levels 1-3 .
CATS buses (Tel: 704-336-7433) pick up in front of Zone D Baggage Claim. CATS transit centers are at Eastland, SouthPark, Rosa Parks Place, and at the Charlotte Transportation Center - the main connecting hub for CATS buses & rail routes.
For route schedule open: http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/cats/Bus/routes/Pages/default.aspx and select Route 5.
The CATS Sprinter Bus Route 5 (green & white) offers direct connection between the Airport & Charlotte's city center. Sprinter buses depart every 20 mins weekdays, every 30 mins nights & weekends. They offfer wider aisles & baggage rack, and at the new shelters are digital real-time arrival info. For detailed info open: http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/cats/Bus/Documents/Sprinter.pdf .
The CATS Express Bus service offers two separate routes from select CATS Park & Rides. Express bus fare is required for both routes 590 /591. These buses run daily every half hour, 5am-midnight at $3 - visit: http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/cats/Bus/routes/Pages/airport-connector.aspx or call 704-336-7433:
Route 590 Airport Connector - Northlake Mall Park & Ride runs daily every half hour, using I-485 For schedules open: http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/cats/Bus/schedulechg/Documents/2014-June/590%20Airport%20Connector-Northlake.pdf
Route 591 Airport Connector - Archdale makes pickups along LYNX Blue Line at Archdale, Tyvola & Woodlawn transit stations - with dropoffs at bus stop. For schedules open: http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/cats/Bus/schedulechg/Documents/2014-June/591%20Airport%20Connector-Archdale.pdf