Hourly Parking



Traffic Advisory: Allow extra time to drive to and from the terminal. While adjusting to new traffic patterns drive more cautiously and follow directional signage as construction remains ongoing. Click on the links for more information and maps to assist travelers, delivery companies and rental car company customers.

CLT's new Hourly Parking Deck is open!​


CLT opened its new Hourly Deck at 5 a.m. on Thursday, November 20, providing 4,000 public parking spaces on the top four levels just in time for the holiday travel rush. It’s the first time in almost two years that the Airport has provided parking within walking distance to the terminal.  

Drivers may park in the deck for free for the first hour. After the initial 1 hour, the cost is $1 for each additional hour with a maximum daily rate of $20.

Passengers may also choose from CLT’s other parking options, including five self-serve parking lots, premium parking in the Daily East and West decks and two ultra premium valet parking options. Except for ultra premium parking (Curbside and Business Valet), parking is provided on a first come, first served basis. 


Hourly Deck Fast Facts

  • The new Hourly deck contains 7 levels and 7,000 parking spaces.
  • The top four floors house 4,000 public parking spaces. (Opened November 20, 2014)
  • The bottom three floors of the deck will include a rental car return facility with 3,000 rental car spaces, check-in counters and a service area to wash and refuel the cars. (Opens in February 2015)
  • Once completed, passengers will pick-up and drop-off their rental vehicles inside the deck, eliminating shuttles to and from Rental Car Road. 
  • Construction began in December 2011.
  • Total cost is $120 million, funded with a combination of General Airport Revenue Bonds and Contract Facility Charge Bonds.
  • The deck is 3.2 million square feet and covers 12 acres.
  • It includes: 4 Pay&Go stations, 9 electrical vehicle charging stations for 18 vehicles, 2 helixes (West and East), 3,000 induction fluorescent lights, a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) for cell phone coverage, restrooms on level 2 and animal relief areas outside the deck.  
  • The parking structure includes the use of sustainable building materials – glass, stainless steel and concrete.
  • Rate: The first hour is free. After the first hour, the charge is $1 for each additional hour with a maximum daily rate of $20.
  • Archer Western Contractors, Ltd. is the general contractor.

Frequently Asked Questions about Hourly Parking:

Where is the Hourly Deck located?


The Hourly Deck is located in front of the terminal. You can access the deck from the main Airport entrance road. The Hourly and Daily Decks share the same entrance point off the main entrance road. Follow the signage and veer to the right to enter the Hourly Deck.​​

Can I drop off or pick up a passenger at the Hourly Deck?

Yes, the first hour is free and the Hourly Deck is conveniently located in front of the the terminal. Enter the terminal at the arrivals/baggage level - then take the elevator and/or escalators to the Departure ticket's level.

Where can I find more information about parking at CLT?


  • By clicking on the links to review Travel Tips and Parking FAQs.
  • By using the real-time parking map: parking.charlotteairport.com. This is available on all mobile devices and will show you which lots are open, how much it costs to park and even let you click into it so you can get directions.
  • By calling 704-359-5555 for up-to-date parking conditions, tips and rates.

Additional Lots: 
Daily Parking
Daily North Parking
Long Term Parking
Business Valet
Curbside Valet
Cell Phone Lot