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Although Charlotte is a major business center, additional reasons people visit the city are for the great southern cuisine such as barbeque, historic neighborhoods and museums. Regional food to taste in Charlotte includes Carolina-style pulled pork, Brunswick stew and pimiento cheese, making it worthwhile to fly to Charlotte North Carolina for the food alone.


An artistic Charlotte neighborhood that is revered as a bohemian refuge is North Davidson, but most people just call it NoDa. This neighborhood has an assortment of live music, art, restaurants and boutiques. Another attraction in Charlotte is the Levine Museum of the New South, which hosts exhibits on post-Civil War southern history and culture.

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When you fly to Charlotte North Carolina, you ll land at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). It is only 7 miles away from the city's center. Transportation options from the airport consist of taxi, bus (the Charlotte Area Transit System) and car rental. Don't be confused if you hear any locals talk about "Queen City" as that is Charlotte s local nickname. One of the major streets is Tryon St because it goes through the downtown area, which is referred to as Uptown by locals. Winters are cool in Charlotte, with temperatures ranging from 32 to 63 degrees. Summers on the other hand are warm, with temperatures averaging in the 80s.

Charlotte When to Go

Summers in Charlotte can be frustratingly hot, particularly if you’re not use to the South’s thick humidity. Beat the heat at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, where a man-made re-circulating river offers Class III rafting just outside of downtown. The center also hosts River Jam, a summer-long concert series along the Catawba River. In town, pitch a picnic at Symphony Park during Charlotte Symphony’s Summer Pops series. And every Thursday, from May to September, head to Uptown’s Alive After Five at the EpiCentre, a block party–style concert series. In July, Restaurant Week is a good opportunity to sample Charlotte’s progressive dinner scene. Almost 100 restaurants participate in this weeklong celebration of food, with special three-course menus throughout downtown.

The heat begins to settle in September, when the city also hosts the BBQ and Blues Festival, the largest festival in the Southeast sanctioned by the Memphis Barbecue Network. Charlotte’s Arts & Science Council also sponsors the Cultural Free For All each September, featuring a series of free performances, exhibits, and hands-on workshops all month.

May is NASCAR season in Charlotte—which is, in fact, home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame and 85 percent of NASCAR’s teams. In addition to the Sprint All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, both of which attract hundreds of thousands of motor-sports fans, there’s also the Speed Street 600 Festival. This multi-day celebration fills the streets of Uptown with memorabilia, driver appearances, racing simulators, and live bands.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Charlotte?
Before you book your fare, visit our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This page contains all you need to know about current travel advice, quarantine policies and other helpful info for your flight to Charlotte.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
For any information about altering flights due to COVID-19, please refer to our Customer Service Portal. Also, it’s always smart to read your chosen carrier’s terms and conditions before you confirm your booking.
Which airlines fly to Charlotte?
You can choose from airlines that fly into Charlotte-Douglas Intl. Airport (CLT), the main airport in the city. With a good range of choice, you’re sure to get your hands on a terrific deal. Here are some of the best international carriers that’ll get you to Charlotte:

  • American Airlines - 444 flights to Charlotte per month
  • Air Canada - 35 flights to Charlotte per month
  • Lufthansa - 16 flights to Charlotte per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Charlotte?
Find yourself an affordable fare to Charlotte-Douglas Intl. Airport (CLT). It’s the city’s main airport and is situated roughly 6 miles west of the center. Once you’ve strolled out of arrivals, it won’t be long before you’re ticking off the best sights in Charlotte.
How much is a flight to Charlotte?
Travelers from far and wide picked up return-flight deals ranging from to this week to Charlotte. Kicking off your trip from ()? The most affordable one-way fares were .
How to book the cheapest flight to Charlotte?
Snapping up cheap flights to Charlotte is as simple as booking your ticket with Orbitz. But if you want to make sure you’re getting the best flight deals around, here are a few tips to follow:

  • Consider taking off from or landing at alternative airports to save extra cash. Enter your preferred departure and arrival airports in the form fields, then select the ‘Nearby airports’ function below. It will list any available options.
  • If you’re flexible with your travel plans, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ option. It’ll show the flight deals for the days either side of your selected departure. Fares often vary depending on what day it is.
  • Select ‘Show options’ to fine tune your search results. You can pick your preferred airline and seating class here. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even select whether you’d like to fly in the morning, afternoon or evening.
  • Book your airfare as soon as you’ve sorted your travel dates. While it does happen occasionally, tickets rarely fall in price as your departure date approaches.
  • Bundle your hotels, flights and car rental into an impressive package deal. Save your hard-earned dollars for things you’re really excited about, like exploring Charlotte.
  • Flying during peak season means costly airfares. Try to plan your trip outside of popular periods, such as Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Easter.

How long is a flight to Charlotte?
Your city of origin, which airport you’re leaving from and whether you travel nonstop — the flight time depends on lots of things. But we’ve put together the average times for three of the most popular routes to Charlotte:

  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) to Charlotte-Douglas Intl. Airport (CLT) - 2 hours and 2 minutes
  • Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl.) to Charlotte-Douglas Intl. Airport (CLT) - 1 hour and 19 minutes
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) to Charlotte-Douglas Intl. Airport (CLT) - 2 hours

What is the best time to book a flight to Charlotte?
If you can, purchase your tickets to Charlotte in January. This is the best month to score low airfares, closely followed by February and August. With a little organizing, you’re sure to find a cheap flight with Orbitz.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Charlotte?
When it comes to cheap flights to Charlotte, the best days to book are generally Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. A fantastic flight deal is just clicks away with Orbitz.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Charlotte?
According to Orbitz data from 2020, you ought to kick off your trip on a Monday to score cheap flights to Charlotte. Next cheapest day? Tuesday. Saturday costs the most. So, think about departing early in the week if you’d love to book a bargain fare without paying premium prices.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Charlotte?
If you’re flexible with your travel dates, consider leaving sometime in August. Orbitz data has found that this is generally the best month to take off if you want cheap flights to Charlotte. As you would expect, fares climb in the busy month of June and flights fill up quickly.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
If you’re concerned your travel plans may change, Orbitz will help you lock in a flexible ticket. All you have to do is choose “Filter by flexible change policies” when searching for your flights. We’ll show you airlines that include free cancellation within 24 hours and no change fees — all on top of irresistibly low prices.
What do I need for the flight to Charlotte?
Nothing’s more fun than jetting off to a cool new destination, but it’s wise to be prepared. These practical tips will help get your trip started on the right foot:

  • Before you take your seat on the plane, you’ll need to present some sort of government-issued ID, like a passport. You’ll also need your boarding pass. If you’re traveling with children, check with your airline about which documents they require — if any.
  • To keep you occupied on your short trip to Charlotte, download some new tunes or restock the podcast library on your phone. Food can also be a delicious distraction while in the air, so maybe even bring some light snacks.
  • It can get very cool on the plane. If you’d prefer not to shiver your way through the flight, dress in layers.

How many direct flights are there to Charlotte?
You can hop aboard one of 1,557 flights that travel directly to Charlotte every month. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines are just some of the airlines that will take you there comfortably in one stretch. Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines are some other carriers that fly to Charlotte nonstop.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Charlotte?
If you think a first or business-class fare is out of your price range, you may want to think again. Here are just a few tips to help you land a premium flight to Charlotte for a whole lot less:

  • Flexibility isn’t just for your yoga class. Have some room to move around your travel dates so you can snap up more affordable airfares when a huge sale drops.
  • Low-cost airlines offer business-class seating at affordable prices. Skip the full-service carriers and look up these cheaper options.
  • Take advantage of your airline’s loyalty program and upgrade your seat. You can also bid for an upgrade in online auctions.

How to get into Charlotte from the airport?
To get into Charlotte from Charlotte-Douglas Intl. Airport (CLT), you may prefer to drive. Step off the plane and then make your way to one of the many car rental companies, such as Budget, Avis or Alamo. When you’ve picked up a Charlotte-Douglas Intl. Airport (CLT) car rental and are ready to start your Charlotte city vacation, head 6 miles east. Your other option is to take public transportation or a taxi to travel downtown, then rent a car from there. Charlotte car rentals has a great range of fancy wheels at unbeatable deals.
What is the best time to go to Charlotte?
Charlotte is an excellent getaway destination year-round, but the most popular months to visit are . If you’re into warmer weather, head there during the summer months. Like most destinations in the Northern Hemisphere, the summer season kicks off June 20. Temperatures typically range between 70undefined and 90undefined during the day.
Travel tips for Charlotte

  • Start out in the downtown area and enjoy a walking tour of the city’s awesome attractions. Spectrum Center and Bank of America Stadium are tourist favorites.
  • Also explore the sights within an easy commute of Charlotte’s center. Visit Carowinds Theme Park and University of North Carolina at Charlotte and experience another side of this sought-after destination.
  • When you’re ready to discover more of North Carolina, pick up a car rental and travel in the direction of Asheville. Greensboro is another major city with so much to see and do.

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