TSA Checkpoint changes at CLT are scheduled to take effect on Monday, May 16, 2016. Checkpoint configurations are as follows:
A Checkpoint: Standard | 4 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
B Checkpoint: Standard, Main Pre✓ ® | 4:30 a.m. – 8:15 p.m.
C Checkpoint: Standard, Flex Lanes | 5:30 a.m. – 9:15 p.m.
D Checkpoint: Main Pre✓ ®, Preferred | 4 a.m. – 10:45 p.m.
E Checkpoint: Standard | Mon-Fri, 6 a.m. – 9:45 p.m. | Sat-Sun, 6:30 a.m. – 10:15 p.m.E Checkpoint: Employee | 4 a.m. - Closing
Although you’ll find numerous travel tips throughout cltairport.com, we want to make it easier to plan ahead and have placed time-saving travel tips below.
- All concourses and aircraft gates are accessible from any security checkpoint.
- Check with
your airline for up-to-date baggage size and weight rules. Additional fees could be applicable.
- Save time by printing boarding passes at home or using mobile boarding passes.
- Contact your airline before heading to the airport for...
- The most current flight information, regardless of your final destination.
- Travel assistance carts, wheelchairs, passenger loading lifts, and personal assistance throughout a connection or an ADA escort.
- Escort assistance for a minor. Additionally, if you are meeting a child requiring assistance at the gate, you must contact your airline in advance to make arrangements.
- Handicap parking is available in all CLT lots and accessible shuttles run continuously.
- Obtain specific information about Charlotte Douglas International Airport while on-the-go by visiting
cltairport.com or by calling the Airport’s automated phone information at 704-359-4910.
Navigating to and From CLT
For current parking conditions and rates, call 704.359.5555 or visit
Get dropped off at the Airport, carpool, ride CATS, or use one of the many taxi and ground transportation companies serving the Airport.
Passengers can be picked up and dropped off along the terminal’s curbside, however, vehicles cannot be left unattended. Curbside parking is not allowed and unattended vehicles may be towed. This includes all lanes on the Ticketing and Baggage Claim levels.
Visitors wanting to pick up or drop off family or friends in the terminal are encouraged to park in the Hourly Deck. The Hourly Deck is within walking distance to the terminal and the first hour is free.
Another option for picking up passengers is to park in the free Cell Phone Lot located off Old Dowd Road next to Long Term Lot 1. Just wait in your vehicle and ask your passenger to contact you when they claim their luggage, then drive to either level of the terminal to pick them up.
parking.charlotteairport.com (or call 704-359-5555) to view the real-time interactive parking map. Click on a parking facility for parking conditions, rates and directions directly to that facility. (The real-time parking status map can be accessed on all mobile devices and personal computers.)
Parking is provided on a first come, first served basis. CLT Airport does not currently offer any pre-paid parking options through this website or any other website.
Handicap parking is available in all CLT facilities and accessible shuttles run continuously. If assistance is needed, please call 704-359-4038.
Follow Airport Parking signs indicating which facilities are full and how to navigate to open facilities.
Remember where you’ve parked by snapping a picture with your cell phone of the parking facility name. Keep your parking ticket with you and write down the bus shelter closest to your vehicle. If you are parking in a deck, write down the level and row nearest your vehicle.
Save time by using credit card or prepaid only lanes when exiting parking facilities.
Take your parking ticket with you when leaving your vehicle.
Upon returning to CLT, prepay for parking at a yellow Pay&Go station. Two Pay&Go stations are located outside the terminal’s lower level in the shuttle bus lane and four are located at the shuttle bus stop between the Daily Decks.
here for more details about SmartPark Express.
You may notice some parking facilities are deemed full when it seems like there are parking spaces available. Facilities are considered full when there are not enough available spaces to properly service vehicles. Please proceed to an open facility.
CLT parking facilities are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They are well-lit and patrolled regularly.
Airport Parking Customer Service Representatives can help answer questions. These representatives are located on the terminal’s lower level curbside (Arrivals/Baggage Claim) at a yellow stand.
Consider using the CATS Airport Connector to avoid parking. Click
here for route and schedule information.