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Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Charlotte (CLT)

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Charlotte North Carolina travel information

North Carolina is a state in the Southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Virginia to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Georgia and South Carolina to the south, and Tennessee to the west.  Many are drawn by the endless opportunities for outdoor adventures, including hiking the woods, swimming in natures pools, river rafting and driving the Blue Ridge Parkway. Alternatively, you may wish to explore the cities of Raleigh, Charlotte and Wilmington, with their museums, restaurants and craft breweries. Whether you're planning a day trip, weekend getaway or weeklong holiday, there's no shortage of things to do in North Carolina.

When to visit

When to visit Charlotte North Carolina

The best times to visit North Carolina, are from March to May and September to November when the temperatures drop from their summertime highs. As it’s Springtime the flowers are in full bloom and the baseball is in full swing and perfect to enjoy outdoor activities. The temperatures range from 15 to 27°C. Fall (September to November), the temperatures drop to around 15°C, making a great time for outdoor hikes and the Great Pumpkin Fest event. The summer months between June and August are considered high season. Summers can be hot and humid in Charlotte, but with plenty of water-based activities - it’s still a great time to visit.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)Opens external site in a new window is an international airport in Charlotte, North Carolina located on the East Coast of the United States. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is ranked among the top 10 busiest airports in the world, averaging 1,600 daily aircraft operations. 

Arriving in Charlotte North Carolina

The helpful and friendly staff at Charlotte North Carolina Airport will greet you when you land, with a friendly aloha. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are a number of different transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into Charlotte from Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Getting to and from Charlotte Douglas Airport (CLT) is easy with many different transportation modes available. With options ranging from public transportation to app-based ride services, you can find a mode of transport to meet your travel needs. Rental car companies are located in the Rental Car Facility in the Level 2 lobby of the Hourly Deck in front of the terminal. A taxi service is available curbside on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim level. There are four taxi companies available through the Airport’s taxi queue: City Cab, Crown Cab, Green Cab and Yellow Cab. Limousines, Limousine Sedans and Shuttle or Van services are available only by pre-arrangement. Courtesy vehicles are available for select hotels and motels, along with app-based rideshare services - located on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim level. The CATS Sprinter bus service provides a direct connection between Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Center City Charlotte.

Getting around Charlotte

The best way to get around Charlotte is by car, having your own set of wheels is your best way to navigate the Queen City. The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) bus and LYNX light rail are convenient ways to explore the neighbourhoods. Taxi’s are readily available in the Uptown area as well as ride-hailing services, such as Uber and Lyft that operate in Charlotte. A bike share system is also available along with electric scooters though Lime.

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Departure information

Fly from Sydney

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip. 

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD).Opens external site in a new window Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

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Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

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Passengers travelling from Sydney, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

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