Airport Maps & Terminal Guide
Getting Around the Airport
The terminal building structure at Charleston Airport includes two concourses: Concourse A and B. The terminal is served by nine airlines: Alaska, American, Allegiant, British, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, and United. The airport Arrivals and Departures are on the same level, with Arrivals on the west and Departures on the right end of the terminal building structure of the CHS airport.
To the right of the main entrance is the Departures areas housing the airline ticket counters and a security checkpoint providing access to the two airport Concourses.
To the left of the main entrance is the Arrivals area housing the baggage claim, hospitality counter, and rental car pavilion. Arriving passengers use the exit lane in the Central Marketplace near the food court, then walk through an automated security door, and enter the Arrivals Hall, with a short walk to the baggage claim & customs check.
The Central Hall can be reached from the center entrance door and from both, Arrivals or Departures, areas. This area offers an Information desk, ATM, and a Central Marketplace.
Services in the main terminal include a Nursing Mothers’ Room between baggage claim carousels 2 and 3 and two Animal Relief Areas outside at each end of the terminal building.
Concourse A lies to the west of the terminal and has five gates labeled gate A1-A5.
Services included inside the concourse are as follows: Animal Relief Areas at Gate A2 and Free WiFi.
To get better oriented, see the Charleston Airport Concourse A Map (CHS Map).
Concourse B lies to the east of the terminal and has ten gates labeled gate B1-B10.
Services included inside the concourse are as follows: Nursing Mothers’ Room and Free WiFi.
To get better oriented, see the Charleston Airport Concourse B Map (CHS Map).
Food, Shops & Amenities
There are many options for shopping and dining around CHS airport. Some notable shops and restaurants include Charleston Beer Works and Hudson Stores in Concourse A; and DeSano Pizza Bakery, Dunkin' Donuts, and Samuel Adams Brewhouse in Concourse B. There are also food-serving kiosks operated by Mama Chef Cuban Cafe, King Street Cookies, and LoKal Coffee & Co.
The security checkpoints at CHS airport are monitored by the Federal TSA - Transportation Security Administration. Only passengers possessing tickets are allowed to proceed beyond any of the security checkpoints. All security checkpoints provide access to the concourses and airplane gates.
The hours and wait times estimates for each security checkpoint can be found on the Charleston Airport Security Wait Times Page.
There is one airline lounge operating at the main terminal, called ‘The Club.’ It can cater to a maximum of 83 customers at a time and offers a range of services for their comfort. This is a premium membership-only club which provides access via the Priority Pass membership program.
- Arrive 90 minutes before flight time in case of domestic flights, and two hours before flight time in case of international flights.
- Passenger boarding takes 30-45 minutes during normal hours
- Online check-ins are assumed to be taking place at the boarding gate
- In case of the delayed flights, arrive at the airport before the checkpoint is closed to ensure flights are not missed
- For lost/found items, please note:
- All items are kept safe by the CCAA Police Department (CCAAPD). These include items left at the TSA security checkpoint
- You can also call the airport lost and found at 843.767.7007 or 843.767.7070
- Lost items found anywhere in the airport can be submitted at the Guest Services Specialists-