Charlotte Public Transportation
Bus Service, Light Rail, Trolley’s, Taxi
Charlotte is a fairly easy city to navigate as the city planners did a good job in how it was developed.
LYNX Blue Line Light Rail
The first rapid transit light rail system in North Carolina, The first phase of the light rail connects South Charlotte to Uptown museums, entertainment, nightlife, sporting events, hotels and more.
Running parallel to I-77 and South Boulevard, the 9.6-mile South Corridor line operates seven days a week from 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., serving 15 stations.
$2.00 each way. Children under 5 ride free, and seniors and youth in grades K-12 ride for $1
The new hybrid-electric Sprinter is the green connection from Center City to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, with stops in several central locations.
The Sprinter Bus runs every 20 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes at night and on weekends, with stops at convenient locations within Center City.
$2.00 each way. Children under 5 ride free.
Old Time historic trolleys, which resemble historic streetcars from days gone bye, run along Trade Street.
The Gold Rush trolleys stop at marked bus stops at 12-minute frequencies from 6:40 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Bus Service
CATS operates more than 40 county-wide bus routes, transporting more than 18 million passengers a year.
Providing service from 5 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Many easy to identify stops are located throughout the city.
$2 each way; $2.75 each way for Express Routes. Children under 5 ride free, and seniors and youth in grades K-12 ride for $1.
Available throughout the City of Charlotte as well as the suburbs.
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