Charlotte Airport Informational Guide to Charlotte Airport (CLT) - NON OFFICIAL

Charlotte Airport Bus- CATS

CATS Bus stands for the Charlotte Area Transit System, which is the local public transport authority.

Currently there are the following bus options available: 

Route 5 - Sprinter

Sprinter is the Charlotte Area Transit System (CAT) express bus that serves the route Charlotte Airport – downtown via Wilkinson Boulevard.

It runs to the city centre in just 30 minutes. 


Monday to Friday: From 05:05 am to 10:54 pm, every 20 minutes.

Saturday to Sunday: from 05:05 am to 00:55 am, every 30 minutes.

See schedule and fares/passes here

Route 590 Airport Connector

Route 590 is a service between Charlotte Airport and Northlake Mall Park and Ride. 


From 04:50 am to 10:25 pm.

Frequency: Every 30 minutes.

See schedule and fares/passes here.


In order to board this bus, Express bus fare is required.


Route 591 Airport Connector – Runs between the Charlotte Airport and three LYNX Blue Line light rail stations (Archdale, Tyvola and Woodlawn).


From 5:00am to 00:00 am, approximately. 

Buses depart every 20 to 30 minutes. 

For more information, visit CATS website 

Present & Future

CATS plans to build an airport rail link from uptown to Charlotte Airport by 2030.

The project is part of a rail expansion comprised between USD 5 to 7 billion.


Departures are done at Zone D, Baggage Claim area.


The general fare for boarding any of the presented buses is USD 3.00.

If you need more information regarding fares, you can check CATS website.

Where can I buy my ticket?

Tickets are sold directly on board to the driver.