Charlotte Official Visitors Guide

2017

Charlotte, NC Official Visitors Guide

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TRAVEL GETTING HERE Interstates 77 and 85 link Charlotte to hubs across the Southeast, Northeast and Midwest. Interstate 40 is a coast-to-coast link located less than an hour north of the Queen City. nccommerce.com Charlotte Douglas International Airport The airport sees more than 674 fl ights take off daily, and 155 non- stop international and national destinations are offered. 5501 Josh Birmingham Pkwy. cltairport.com Amtrak Three routes serve the city daily: The Piedmont connects Charlotte and Raleigh; the Carolinian runs to New York; and the Crescent travels from New York to New Orleans. 1914 N. Tryon St. amtrak.com Greyhound Daily service to and from Charlotte is available, with connections to Raleigh, Atlanta, Richmond and more. 601 W Trade St. greyhound.com GETTING AROUND LYNX Blue Line Light Rail North Carolina's fi rst light rail line connects South Charlotte to Center City with 15 stations. On weekdays, the line is available every 10 minutes during rush hour and every 15-20 minutes during non- peak hours. Weekend service operates every 15-20 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes during late-night hours. $2.20 each way. The new LYNX Blue Line Extension to University City and UNC-Charlotte is scheduled to open in August 2017. ridetransit.org Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Bus Service With more than 70 local, express and regional routes, CATS buses provide more than 25 million passenger trips each year. Most operate from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. on weekdays, 6 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Saturdays and 6:30 a.m. to mid- night on Sundays. $2.20 each way for local routes; $3 each way for express routes; $4.40 each way for regional express routes; children 5 and under ride free; seniors and youth grades K-12 ride for half fare with transit ID, Medicare card or valid school ID. ridetransit.org Gold Rush Red Line These rubber-wheeled trolley cars, reminiscent of historic streetcars, connect passengers to Center City and the LYNX Blue Line. The line operates every 15 minutes Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Free. ridetransit.org The CityLYNX Gold Line This streetcar system connects neighborhoods to businesses and educational facilities, including Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, Central Piedmont Community College and the Charlotte Transportation Center. The Gold Line runs every 15-20 minutes, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to midnight on Friday, 8 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday. Free. ridetransit.org Sprinter Bus This hybrid-electric bus is an easy way to get from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Center City, with stops in central locations. It runs every 20 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on nights and weekends. $2.20 each way. ridetransit.org Your guide to navigating Charlotte and surrounding areas. TIPS Charlotte Douglas International Airport

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