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Charlotte, NC Official Visitors Guide

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TRAVEL TIPS Charlotte Douglas International Airport YOUR GUIDE TO NAVIGATING CHARLOTTE AND SURROUNDING AREAS. GETTING HERE By Car 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. By Plane e Charlotte Douglas International Airport sees more than 700 flights take off daily and offers more than 160 nonstop flights to international and domestic destinations. By Train ree routes serve the city daily: e Piedmont connects Charlotte and Raleigh; the Carolinian runs to New York; and the Crescent travels from New York to New Orleans. During football season, NC By Train takes over the Piedmont route to carry Panther fans to and from Sunday games; the train departs from and returns to eight stops along the route to Raleigh. Check NC By Train's website for other promotions., By Bus Greyhound's daily service to and from Charlotte is available with connections to Raleigh, Atlanta, Richmond and more. Other services, including Megabus and Wanderu, also offer routes to the Queen City. GETTING AROUND LYNX Blue Line Light Rail With its spring completion, North Carolina's first light rail line connects South Charlotte to Center City, then continues on to NoDa and e University of North Carolina at Charlotte. On weekdays, the line is available every 7.5 minutes during rush hour and every 15 minutes during non-peak hours. Weekend service operates every 20 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes during late-night hours. $2.20 each way. Purchase passes from your smartphone with CATSPass, an app from the Charlotte Area Transit System. CityLYNX Gold Line is streetcar system runs east to west connecting neighborhoods to businesses and educational facilities, including Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, Central Piedmont Community College and the Charlotte Transportation Center. e Gold Line runs every 15 to 20 minutes, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through ursday, 6 a.m. to midnight on Friday, 8 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Free. 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 midnight 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. Sprinter Bus Service is 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.

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