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Get a taste of that unmistakable southern charm that Charlotte has to offer. From historic streets to breathtaking architecture, Charlotte offers everything from pleasant weather to a range of fun activities. The best time to visit Charlotte is March through May or September through November. These seasons are less crowded, so hotel rates are more affordable too. While you might be tempted to book flights to Charlotte in the summer, you will encounter the busiest time of year from June to August. Local attractions offer extended hours to bring in tourists, and the temperatures are quite hot at this time of the year. By visiting in early fall, you get mild temperatures and affordable flights to Charlotte too. Winters are pleasant, with Charlotte rarely seeing snow. In fact, winter temperatures average 50 – 60 degrees Fahrenheit. If you visit during the winter, you will avoid the crowds, and hotel rates are at their lowest.


Charlotte flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares to Charlotte found recently by users on momondo
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Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
EWR
09 Nov
Newark airport
2h 00m
CLT
Charlotte Douglas airport
Spirit Airlines
CLT
12 Nov
Charlotte Douglas airport
2h 00m
EWR
Newark airport
66 USD
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
EWR
06 Sep
Newark airport
1h 52m
CLT
Charlotte Douglas airport
Spirit Airlines
CLT
10 Sep
Charlotte Douglas airport
1h 48m
EWR
Newark airport
67 USD
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
EWR
12 Sep
Newark airport
1h 52m
CLT
Charlotte Douglas airport
Spirit Airlines
CLT
15 Sep
Charlotte Douglas airport
1h 48m
EWR
Newark airport
67 USD
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
EWR
28 Sep
Newark airport
1h 52m
CLT
Charlotte Douglas airport
Spirit Airlines
CLT
29 Sep
Charlotte Douglas airport
1h 48m
EWR
Newark airport
67 USD
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
EWR
13 Aug
Newark airport
1h 50m
CLT
Charlotte Douglas airport
Spirit Airlines
CLT
17 Aug
Charlotte Douglas airport
2h 00m
EWR
Newark airport
68 USD
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
EWR
14 Aug
Newark airport
1h 50m
CLT
Charlotte Douglas airport
Spirit Airlines
CLT
16 Aug
Charlotte Douglas airport
2h 00m
EWR
Newark airport
68 USD
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
EWR
06 Sep
Newark airport
1h 52m
CLT
Charlotte Douglas airport
Spirit Airlines
CLT
10 Sep
Charlotte Douglas airport
1h 48m
EWR
Newark airport
67 USD
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
EWR
12 Sep
Newark airport
1h 52m
CLT
Charlotte Douglas airport
Spirit Airlines
CLT
15 Sep
Charlotte Douglas airport
1h 48m
EWR
Newark airport
67 USD
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
EWR
28 Sep
Newark airport
1h 52m
CLT
Charlotte Douglas airport
Spirit Airlines
CLT
29 Sep
Charlotte Douglas airport
1h 48m
EWR
Newark airport
67 USD
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
EWR
01 Oct
Newark airport
1h 52m
CLT
Charlotte Douglas airport
Spirit Airlines
CLT
04 Oct
Charlotte Douglas airport
1h 48m
EWR
Newark airport
68 USD
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
EWR
05 Oct
Newark airport
1h 52m
CLT
Charlotte Douglas airport
Spirit Airlines
CLT
06 Oct
Charlotte Douglas airport
1h 48m
EWR
Newark airport
68 USD
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
EWR
13 Aug
Newark airport
1h 50m
CLT
Charlotte Douglas airport
Spirit Airlines
CLT
17 Aug
Charlotte Douglas airport
2h 00m
EWR
Newark airport
68 USD

Which airlines fly to Charlotte?

There are numerous domestic flights available to fly to Charlotte, including American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Delta Airlines, Jet Blue, and Via Air. Other options outside of the leading states in the country include Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines.

Cheap flights to Charlotte are easier to find during non-peak travel months, especially in the winter. However, be cautious when booking what may seem to be more affordable tickets, because these could require multiple layovers and provide minimal amenities.


How to get from the airport to Charlotte city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Charlotte along with the distance from the city center
Charlotte Douglas
5 mi from city center

City Buses

CATS Sprinter Enhanced Bus Service links with Charlotte Transportation Center and the airport. Take the Route 5-Airport, which leaves from Zone D by the baggage claim. It runs every 20 minutes from 6:00 am – 7:00 pm, and every 30 minutes from 7:00 pm until midnight. CAT is spaced out more on the weekends.

Express Bus

The Airport Connector runs from Charlotte Airport to the city using three routes. Route 5 Sprinter leaves from the Charlotte Transportation Center, starting at 5:00 am. Route 590 Airport Connector leaves from Northlake Mall Park, but a bus fare is required. Route 591 Airport Connector serves the LYNX Blue Line, Tyvola and Woodlawn Rail Stations, and requires a bus fare too.

Taxis

Taxis are easily found outside baggage claim areas, and you can pre-arrange with a service before your flight. Also, there are four companies available for CLT Airport, including City Cab, Crown Cab, Yellow Cab, and Green Cab. A one-way trip from the airport is $25 USD. Sharing a cab could help you save money.

Car Rentals

Car rental desks are located throughout arrival terminals, and you will find the car rental facility on the second level of the lobby for hourly parking. Thrifty gives their customers a shuttle ride to their parked cars. Don’t forget to explore momondo for attractive car rental deals.


Popular routes to Charlotte

Most frequently searched flights to Charlotte along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Baltimore to Charlotte
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Fort Lauderdale to Charlotte
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133 USD
Houston to Charlotte
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Jacksonville to Charlotte
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Austin to Charlotte
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New York to Charlotte
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150 USD
New York to Charlotte
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150 USD
San José to Charlotte
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Atlanta to Charlotte
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1h 09m
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156 USD
Chicago to Charlotte
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1h 55m
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157 USD
Cincinnati to Charlotte
Fastest flight time
1h 37m
Cheapest price
158 USD
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How to get around in Charlotte?

Car Rental

While Charlotte transportation options are plentiful, the best way to get around is by renting a car. The city transit system is minimally connected, so you will spend more time waiting or walking than riding public transportation. Renting a car is the most cost-effective solution because you can stop and explore as you wish. Uptown is laid out in a grid, which makes navigation simple. I-485 and I-277 will be your most used interstates to get around.

Taxis

Taxis are available from the city as well, and they are regulated by the city. There is a drop charge of $2.50 USD, and you are charged for every one-fifth of a mile at $0.50 during rush hours, and $0.50 USD per minute spent in traffic.

Light Rail

The LYNX Blue Line light rail commutes from Uptown to Mecklenburg County. It stops at all the main uptown destinations, and the trains run every 7 to 10 minutes on the weekdays and 20 – 30 minutes during weekends. Fares are $2.20 USD for one-way tickets and $6.60 USD for a day pass. Tickets are valid for 90 minutes and you can transfer to a CATS bus.

Buses

CATS (Charlotte Area Transit System) operates throughout Charlotte. Most leave the Uptown Transportation Center and head toward suburbs. They are not the most efficient means for travel, and cost $2.20 USD one-way, while $3 USD is for express buses and $0.90 USD for shuttles. A one-leg trip takes 45 minutes, while a two-leg trip can be as long as 2 hours.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Charlotte?

No visa is required for domestic travelers within the U.S. For foreign nationals, please check the U.S. Department of State website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Charlotte

Things to do and places of interest in Charlotte

Charlotte offers a plethora of attractions. During peak travel season, most attractions have extended hours.

Food

Taste real southern cuisine by visiting local restaurants in Charlotte. A few good starting points include 300 East, Bentley’s on 27th, and Landmark Diner.

Sights

You absolutely must get a taste of history while in a city like Charlotte. Some museums to see include the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Nature Museum, the Schiele Museum of Natural History, and the Reed Goldmine State Historic Park. There is also the Mint Museum and Discovery Place that are ideal for families traveling with young kids.

Amusement

The Carowinds is a 100-acre amusement park located just 15 miles out of Charlotte. There are dozens of rides and attractions and you could easily spend a day here without getting bored or covering everything!

Engage in Activities of Your Choice

Charlotte offers everything from boating on Lake Norman to fishing, auto racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and golf.

Shopping

Stop in at the Charlotte Regional Farmers’ Market, the International Collectibles and Antique Show, and Carolina Place Mall.

Night Fun

Visit Crave Dessert Bar for upscale sweet treats, Double Door Inn for music and brews, and Ri Ra for some Irish pub fun.

Tips and tricks for visiting Charlotte

Beware of Road Names

Charlotte roads can be complicated. While Uptown is a grid, the rest of Charlotte will have names for streets. Most roads are one road, but the name changes several times. Therefore, beware that the path you are on may change names, but you may still go in the right direction.

Be Prepared for Traffic

During peak travel times, you will see plenty of traffic. Also, when there are motorsports events, parking and traffic near the Speedway become difficult.

Haunted Houses

Charlotte has numerous haunted houses, so if you are visiting close to Halloween, you can get a kick (or scream) out of the haunted house tours and events!

Breweries

Charlotte is home to several breweries, but notable ones to visit include Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Sugar Creek Brewery, and Triple C Brewery.