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Charlotte Douglas International (CLT) Airport Parking Guide

The Charlotte Douglas Airport services the Charlotte, North Carolina region. It is located in Charlotte, west of downtown. CLT is a joint civil-military public airport with service to 175 foreign and domestic locations.

CLT saw a lot of expansion in the last couple years, including a new hourly parking deck and rental car facility. Drivers can now choose from 6 on-airport parking options, and several off-site Charlotte airport parking lots and garages near the airport.

This guide is designed to help you find the best parking option depending on what matters most to you. Read on for parking rates, details on short and long term options, maps, tips, and links to other resources.

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Charlotte Airport Parking Reservations

Explore parking options near CLT and use SpotHero to make a reservation

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Charlotte Airport Parking Rates & Options

Parking at the Charlotte airport costs from $1 for an hour and a half in the Hourly Parking Deck to $28 per day for Curbside Valet. See below for a full set of short and long-term parking prices and options at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Please note that these parking rates are subject to change by the airport at any time.

Long-Term CLT Airport Parking

There are many long-term parking options at Charlotte Airport: the Daily North Lot, the Daily Decks (East and West), the Business Valet Dock, and the Curbside Valet option. There are also off-site long-term parking facilities that charge as low as $5 per day, offer advanced reservations online, and provide shuttle service to the terminals.

Long-Term Off-Site Parking W/ Shuttle Rate
Per Day – Book Now! $5
Daily Parking (East and West Daily Decks) Rate
Per Day $10
Daily North Lot Rate
Per Day $8
Long Term Lots (1-4) Rate
Per Day $5
Business Valet Deck Rate
Per Day $14
Curbside Valet Rate
Per Day $28

Short-Term CLT Parking

The Charlotte Airport provides both Hourly and Daily Parking areas near the terminals. The Hourly Parking Deck and Daily Parking Garages and Lots are located just north of the terminal entrance. If you are simply picking someone up or dropping them off here, the Hourly Parking Deck is the perfect option, however if you need overnight parking, you should opt for the Daily Parking options. See below for short-term parking rates.

Hourly Parking (Hourly Parking Deck) Rate 
Hours 1 Free
Every 30 minutes after 1st hour $1
Maximum daily rate $20

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CLT Parking Maps

Official Parking Map for CLT
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CLT Parking Resources, Discounts and Coupons

Parking at or near Charlotte Airport can be expensive, especially if you’re parking for several days. Here are some ideas to find the best rates, discounts, and coupons to make it more affordable.

Official Airport Parking Page: Find official airport information like rates, live availability and news. The airport site links to information on the airport, flights, and passengers.

SpotHero: SpotHero sells extra inventory from parking operators near CLT, often at a discounted rate. In addition to their website, there’s also an app available for Android and iPhone.

FlySmart: FlySmart is like having your own personal airport concierge. You have access to real-time flight information and parking lot availability. The app also includes other functionalities, such as itinerary management. This app is available for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry.

Charlotte Airport Parking Companies Near the Airport

The Parking Spot – Charlotte Airport: This national airport parking company offers two different options at CLT – uncovered and covered self parking – at competitive rates. The Parking Spot CLT‘s amenities include a free paper and bottle of water, and frequent shuttle service.

Park ‘N Go: This 24/7 parking option starts at $5.50 a day. They offer free shuttle service and luggage assistance. Book in advance and then choose whether you pay online or at the lot. Travelers love the Charlotte Douglas Airport Park N’ Go for their friendly employees. It’s also much easier to find your car in the Park N’ Go lots than the long-term parking lots at the airport. If you’d prefer to book parking in advance, this is the option for you.

Charlotte Airport Hotel Parking with Shuttle Service

Many people are discovering the wondrous luxury that is Park, Stay, and Fly packages offered by many hotels. These deals allow you to stay at the hotel the night before your flight and take the complimentary shuttle to the airport, while leaving your car parked at the hotel. The following hotels offer Park, Stay, and Fly packages, along with complimentary shuttle to the airport. Call the hotel ahead of time to ensure availability and rates, as they can change at any time.

Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Airport North Address: 2700 Little Rock Road Charlotte, NC 28214 Phone: 704-319-9900 Distance to CLT: 0.60 miles

Baymont by Wyndham Charlotte Airport Address: 3101 Scott Futrell Drive Charlotte, NC 28208 Phone: 704-533-9441 Distance to CLT: 2.61 miles

Econo Lodge and Suites Charlotte Airport Address: 3415 Queen City Drive Charlotte, NC 28208 Phone: 704-392-0600 Distance to CLT: 2.6 miles

Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Airport Address: 2400 Cascade Pointe Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28208 Phone: 704-790-7000 Distance to CLT: 2.47 miles

Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte-Airport Address: 2731 Little Rock Road Charlotte, NC 28214 Phone: 704-394-6455 Distance to CLT: 1.27 miles

Homewood Suites Charlotte Airport Address: 2770 Yorkmont Road Charlotte, NC 28208 Phone: 704-357-0500 Distance to CLT: 2.48 miles

Charlotte Airport Parking Tips

  • Charlotte Douglas Airport offers fantastic airport parking rates! And though it may be tempting to go for the least expensive lots (Long Term Parking Lots 1-4), take these details into consideration: is it a holiday when the lots will be really full? Are you in a rush? If it’s a busy travel time, like Christmas, you may want to consider either paying for one of the slightly more expensive options or using the off-airport parking option. The Long Term lots are great in that they are affordable, but make sure you have time to search for a spot and to remember where you park upon your return so you can find your car in the massive lots.
  • Check out the interactive parking map at the bottom of the airport’s official parking page before you head to the airport to know in advance which lots are already full/available.