Charlotte Douglas Airport parking
CLT Airport has invested heavily in recent years on expanding the number of parking spaces and now has around 20,000 available on-site. It offers a typical range of pricing structures as well as tire inflation, battery jump starts and electric vehicle charging. Business passengers can further benefit from a specific business valet parking service.
Dropping off and picking up
For quick drop-offs, you should head to the signposted areas outside the terminal building, but if you're waiting around for an arrival or want to park up to see someone off properly, there are a couple of additional choices.
Short-term hourly parking on levels 4-7 of the garage immediately opposite the terminal is charged in 30 minute increments. Alternatively, if you can stay with your vehicle, the cell phone lot is free whilst you wait for a call from your passengers.
The main parking garage opposite the terminal offers short-term hourly parking only; the lower levels are used by the rental car companies, so hourly parking is available on levels 4-7 and is charged at a half-hourly rate. Conveniently close to the terminal, hourly parking is intended for people dropping off passengers, but can also be used if you're going on a short business trip or weekend break.
Two more garages offering covered, daily parking sit just beyond the main garage. They are only a couple of minutes’ walk from the terminal; they also offer free shuttle buses for the journey.
Several long-term parking lots are located just beyond the daily parking garages, with economy rate charges ideally suited to anyone going away for a week or more. All of these lots have complimentary shuttle buses running to the terminal building.
There are two valet parking services available at the on-site lots. A business valet is found just inside the main road entrance; business customers can drop their car off and take a free shuttle to the terminal while the valet team takes care of the parking. There are many add-on services available, such as car washes and general maintenance work.
There is also a curbside valet parking service that means any passenger can drop their car off with a valet driver immediately outside the terminal and get on with their journey. The valet team will also have your car waiting for you outside arrivals when you get back.
Off-site valet and Park and Ride services
According to the airport, the on-site parking lots and garages rarely fill up, but that doesn't guarantee you a convenient space every time. Several off-site parking options allow for advanced ordering and reservations; you can compare some of those available at Charlotte-Douglas Airport here at Looking4Parking.com.
Park and Ride services are the most common off-site option, whereby you self-park at a lot a few miles from the airport and take a free shuttle bus to the terminal itself. Many off-site lots also provide a curbside valet service identical to the airport service - the difference being that your car is parked off-site at a secure parking lot while you're away.