Information about Charlotte and the UNC Charlotte Center City facility

Located 15 minutes from the airport, downtown Charlotte is a walkable city with a variety of hotel and dining options. UNC Charlotte Center City offers classroom and meeting space and the Protective Eye Gallery.

Transportation from Charlotte Douglas Airport: All ground transportation (other than city CATS buses) is located curbside at the lower baggage claim level of the terminal.

Uber & Lyft shared ride service is available.

The CATS Sprinter Bus Route 5-(green & white). This hybrid-electric bus offers direct connection between the Airport & Charlotte's city center for $2.20  Sprinter buses depart every 20 mins weekdays, every 30 mins nights & weekends.  They offer wider aisles & baggage rack, and at the new shelters are digital real-time arrival info.  For details see:

Taxi Services at CLT- $25 flat rate from airport to downtown Charlotte

Yellow Cab of Charlotte- 704-444-4444

Diamond Cab Company- 704-333-3030

Crown Cab Company- 704-334-6666


Hotels Options in Downtown Charlotte

Holiday Inn Charlotte-City Center- 230 North College St., Charlotte, NC, 28202. 704-335-5400

.5 miles to UNC Charlotte Center City location, approx. 10 minute walk.

Hyatt House Charlotte/Center City-435 East Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202. 704-373-9700

.5 miles to UNC Charlotte Center City location, approx. 10 minute walk.

Omni Charlotte Hotel-132 East Trade St., Charlotte, NC, 28202. 704-377-0400

.6 miles to UNC Charlotte Center City location, approx. 12 minute walk.

Charlotte Marriott City Center-100 West Trade St., Charlotte, NC, 28202. 704-333-9000

.7 miles to UNC Charlotte Center City location, approx. 15 minute walk.

Hilton Charlotte Center City-222 East Third St., Charlotte, NC, 28202. 704-377-4143

The Hilton is on the Lynx Blue Line rail at 3rd/Convention Center Station, or a 20 minute walk to UNC Charlotte Center City.

Getting from your hotel to the Conference-

Walk, or take the Lynx Blue Line Light Rail, that will drop you off  a short 5 minute walk from the conference.

The Lynx Blue Line Light Rail provides an alternative to walking from the hotels to the conference site. 7th Street Station is the last stop on the Lynx line, and a 5 minute walk to UNC Charlotte Center City.

Parking: Parking for Center City is available at 7th Street Public Market a224 E. 7th Street Charlotte, NC.

Food Options

The 7th St. Public Market (the last stop on the Lynx Blue Line) offers shops and food options. Check out Not Just Coffee or Viva Raw to get your day started, Local Loaf- Restaurant, Patisserie, and Bakery for lunch and enjoy a local brew at Tank’s Taps on your way back to the hotel.

Epicentre-210 East Trade Street, Charlotte. On the Blue Line at the CTC/Arena Station (Charlotte Transit Center Station) the Epicentre complex offers a wide variety of dining venues.

Duckworth’s Uptown- Grill and Taphouse, 330 North Tryon St., Charlotte,

The Liberty-1812 South Blvd., Charlotte. Just outside of downtown Charlotte on the Blue Line at the East/West Blvd stop,

Rooster’s Wood-Fired Kitchen-150 North College St., Charlotte.

Basil Thai Cusine-210 N. Church St., Charlotte.

McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood-200 South Tryon, Charlotte.