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Popular car rental deals at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Van rentals, convertibles, luxury cars, SUVs and sports cars are some of the most popular & highly rented categories at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Mitsubishi Mirage
USD 25.60/day
Toyota RAV4
USD 30.91/day
Dodge Grand Caravan
USD 36.46/day
Ford Mustang
USD 52.19/day

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Charlotte Douglas Airport USA Cars Rental gives you access to a big variety of rent-a-car deals for Charlotte Douglas airport (CLT) from top brand companies that you can compare at one place, saving you money, time and effort. Our booking process comprises of three steps – search, compare and book, & all you have to do to get started is fill the form given above. Fill in your travel information, click on the search button and you will get access to the deals – with information like inclusions, car type and price. Use the filters that appear on the left-pane of the second step for a thorough comparison and once you have chosen the deal you can click on the ‘select’ button to book. The last step also shows the add-ons offered by the suppliers for your travel dates, you can rent any of those by paying a small per-day fee which will be added to your final bill if you choose to rent the add-on. However note that unlike add-ons, you don’t have to pay anything for the inclusions – they are offered as the part of the price.

Car hire advice and useful information

Book in advance: As per records, Charlotte airport receives millions of travelers annually and since it is also a major car hire pickup location, it is advised that you book the rental car as much in advance as possible. This is because this makes it really difficult for the companies to maintain variety for on-the-spot renters & you also pay way more for last minute rentals. So pre-book!

Minimum rental age: To rent a car at Charlotte airport, you need to be 21 and above, however, it is not that you won’t be able to hire a car if you are under 21 it is just that suppliers charge a young driver’s surcharge from such drivers. Read the deal specific T&Cs as age requirements can vary from supplier to supplier.

Bring along the important documents: Along with the rental voucher, bring your driver’s license (DL), your credit card and the international driving permit (IDP) for your car pickup at the airport. Note that you need your IDP only if your DL is in some non-roman language. This also applies to the additional drivers, if any, that you have added to the rental.

Car hire companies at Charlotte Douglas airport (CLT) & their location

Charlotte airport is served by about 9 leading rent-a-car companies, out of which some have their counters at ‘Consolidated Rental Car Facility’ while some are located at off-airport locations and provide curtsey shuttle service. It is the presence of these suppliers that allow us to offer so many car categories on our booking engine; it is also because of them that we are able to cover such a big network of locations in US that you can choose as your rental drop-off. As a result, with us both the options of domestic and international one-way rentals are available. Just read the deal specific T&Cs to know more. The following are the car hire companies we work with for Charlotte Douglas airport (CLT):





Dollar Rent a Car

Dollar Rent a Car





National Rent a Car

National Rent a Car

Location of the one-site car rental agencies: The rent-a-car counters are located in the Hourly Parking Deck’s Level 2 lobby, in front of the terminal.

Information about car rental pick-up at Charlotte airport: For the travelers who are picking the car at the airport after deplaning, they should exit the terminal onto the lower level where the arrivals and the baggage claim are located.

Information about car rental return at Charlotte airport: For the travelers who are returning their cars at the Charlotte airport, on entering the airport from the highway, drive past the Hourly Parking Deck entrance that will appear on your left, and go towards the immediate next entrance on the left to reach the Rental Car Returns.

Charlotte airport information and terminal facilities

The Charlotte Douglas International Airport is situated next to the Renaissance Park and is exactly at the western side of Charlotte. It forms the gateway to the west of the state and therefore turns out to be one of the busiest airports of the state. It is close to Lake Wylie, Shopton and Belmont. With a single terminal, the airport divides its concourse area into five parts which is built with a total of 85 gates. There are three runways emerging near the terminal which facilitates a smooth traffic flow.

The airport offers the following facilities:

Wifi and charging:

Select the airport Wifi network “CLT Free WiFi” and browse the internet for free. In case you want to charge your devise, the airport has charging stations which are located in all concourses as well in additional gate areas.

Currency exchange:

At CLT, currency exchange services are offered by Travelex. However note that besides that it also offers many other services like Western union, faxing services, stamps, calling cards and they also sell travel insurance.

Food and shopping:

The airport offers ample places for shopping and dining. You can expect to find a lot of well-known brands and food chains there, like Pandora, the Scoreboard, Auntie Anne’s and Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar.

Places in Charlotte that you can explore in a rental car & popular road trip ideas

Charlotte is a major city in North Carolina with a big list of attractions that you can visit in total ease with your hired car. Carowinds, Discovery palace, NASCAR Hall of fame and US National Whitewater center are some of the most renowned attractions of the region. In case you are thinking of taking road trips from Charlotte, here are some of the most popular road trip ideas that you can use:

Charlotte to Lexington

Charlotte to Winston-Salem

Charlotte to Boone

Charlotte to Greenville

Charlotte to Travelers Rest

Charlotte to Chapel Hill

Terminal facilities for travelers at Charlotte Airport

Terminal facilities for travelers at Charlotte Airport Currency Exchange Access to reliable foreign currency exchange. Chapel Located on the 3rd- level of terminal inside the airport. ATMs Have access to easy money at the numerous ATMs. Car Rentals Restaurants and Cafes International food outlets and eateries are ready to serve you. Duty free shops and gift shops Buy gifts, artifacts and souvenirs at the airport.

Charlotte Airport nearby Restaurants

Charlotte Airport nearby Restaurants

  • Starbucks(0.32mi)
  • Bar-B-Q-King(3.13mi)
  • Fox Sports(0.28mi)
  • Pizza Hut(0.02mi)
  • Cincinnati(0.21mi)

Recommended Accommodations around CLT Airport

Hampton Inn and suites

Hampton Inn and suites(2.2km)

Holiday Inn Charlotte Resort

Holiday Inn Charlotte Resort(2.2km)

Holiday Inn Charlotte Resort(2.2km)

Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Airport(2.3km)

Royal Inn Charlotte Airport

Royal Inn Charlotte Airport(2.4km)

Comfort Suites Airport

Comfort Suites Airport(2.3km)

Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel

Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel(2.5km)

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