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There are 5 ways to get from Charlotte Airport (CLT) to Kannapolis by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 5 bus, line 11 bus, train  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the line 5 bus from Airport Terminal to Charlotte Transportation Center 5
  2. Take the line 11 bus from Charlotte Transportation Center to Tryon & Dalton 11
  3. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak to Kannapolis Amtrak

$23 - $43

Cheapest option

Line 5 bus, line 11 bus, bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the line 5 bus from Airport Terminal to Charlotte Transportation Center 5
  2. Take the line 11 bus from Charlotte Transportation Center to Tryon & UNCC Research 11
  3. Take the bus from JW Clay LYNX Station to Rider Transit Center Ccx
  4. Take the bus from Rider Transit Center to Bethpage Rd & Aileen Ave

$6 - $9

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Charlotte Airport (CLT) to Kannapolis 31 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  35 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte Airport (CLT) to Kannapolis 31 miles

$3 - $5

Towncar  •  35 min

  1. Take a town car from Airport Terminal to Kannapolis 30.9 miles

$130 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Charlotte Airport (CLT) to Kannapolis is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charlotte Airport (CLT) to Kannapolis is to towncar which costs $130 - $180 and takes 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charlotte Airport (CLT) to Kannapolis. However, there are services departing from Airport Terminal and arriving at Bethpage Rd & Aileen Ave via Charlotte Transportation Center, JW Clay LYNX Station and Rider Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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The distance between Charlotte Airport (CLT) and Kannapolis is 26 miles. The road distance is 31 miles.

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The best way to get from Charlotte Airport (CLT) to Kannapolis without a car is to line 5 bus and line 11 bus and train which takes 2 h 10 min and costs $23 - $45.

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It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to get from Charlotte Airport (CLT) to Kannapolis, including transfers.

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Charlotte Airport (CLT) to Kannapolis bus services, operated by Charlotte Area Transit System, depart from Airport Terminal station.

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Charlotte Airport (CLT) to Kannapolis bus services, operated by Concord Kannapolis Area Transit, arrive at Bethpage Rd & Aileen Ave station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charlotte Airport (CLT) to Kannapolis is 31 miles. It takes approximately 35 min to drive from Charlotte Airport (CLT) to Kannapolis.

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There are 62+ hotels available in Kannapolis. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Charlotte Airport (CLT) to Kannapolis.
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  • Distance: 26 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 10 min

What companies run services between Charlotte Airport (CLT), USA and Kannapolis, NC, USA?

You can take a bus from Charlotte Airport (CLT) to Kannapolis via Charlotte Transportation Center, Tryon & UNCC Research, JW Clay LYNX Station, and Rider Transit Center in around 4 h 5 min.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlotte Amtrak to Kannapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Bus operators
Charlotte Area Transit System
Phone
+1 704-336-7433
Email
telltransit@charlottenc.gov
Website
charlottenc.gov
Bus from Airport Terminal to Charlotte Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
charlottenc.gov
Bus from Charlotte Transportation Center to Tryon & Dalton
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
charlottenc.gov
Bus from Charlotte Transportation Center to Tryon & UNCC Research
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
charlottenc.gov
Concord Kannapolis Area Transit
Phone
(704) 920-7433
Website
ckrider.com
Bus from JW Clay LYNX Station to Rider Transit Center
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ckrider.com
Bus from Rider Transit Center to Bethpage Rd & Aileen Ave
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ckrider.com
Other operators
Taxi from Charlotte Airport (CLT) to Kannapolis
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Yellow Cab of Charlotte
Phone
+1 704-444-4444
Website
yellowcabofcharlotte.net
Crown Cab Charlotte
Phone
+1 704-334-6666
Website
crowncabinc.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Airport Terminal to Kannapolis
Estimated price
$130 - $180

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