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.
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 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.
NEW: A new CATS Exress Bus service started June2014 with two separate routes from select CATS Park & Rides.These buses run daily every half hour, 5am-midnight at $3 - visit: ridetransit.org or call 704-336-7433:
Route 590 Airport Connector - Northlake uses I-485
Route 591 Airport Connector - Archdale makes pickups along LYNX Blue Line at Archdale, Tyvola & Woodlawn transit stations - with dropoffs at bus stop.
Express bus fare is require for both routes 590 /591.
Sprinter buses (green & white) to midtown run every 20 mins weekdays, every 30 mins nights/ weekends and connect to other CATS routes, including the LYNX Blue Line. Buses have wider aisles, luggage rack, ditigal signs, and same low fare as with CATS.