Lay of the Land
Many committee meetings will be held at the Westin Charlotte. Registration and most conference sessions will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center, located across the street from the Westin. The Bus Display on Monday, May 16, will be held on S.Brevard Street and E.Martin Luther King Boulevard, adjacent to the NASCAR Hall of Fame and across the street from the Convention Center. The Products and Services Showcase on Tuesday, May 17, will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center. The headquarters hotel for the International Bus Roadeo is the Omni Charlotte.
Host Transit Agency
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) provides accessible transportation for the greater Charlotte region. Services include over 70 buys routes, light rail, streetcar and paratransit services to get you where you need to go. CATS Sprinter Bus Service provides a direct link from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Charlotte’s Center City.
To plan your fixed route trip, use our Google Trip Planner found on the right hand side of www.ridetransit.org. Simply enter your origin and destination. The tool then shows you how to get where you want to go via CATS services. You may also contact customer service at 704-336-7433.
Public Transportation from Airports
CATS Sprinter Enhanced Bus Service provides a direct link from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Charlotte’s Center City.
- The Sprinter operates 7 days a week.
- Weekdays: Runs every 20 minutes from 5 a.m. – 7 p.m. Runs every 30 minutes from 7 – 11:54 p.m.
- Weekends: Runs every 30 minutes from 6 – 12:55 a.m.
- Fare is $2.20 cash (one way). Bus operators do not provide change.
All Sprinter vehicles are ADA accessible and include luggage racks. View the Sprinter schedule at:
From Charlotte Douglas International Airport to the Omni Hotel Charlotte (Roadeo Headquarters Hotel):
From baggage claim, exit outside, turn right, cross the pedestrian lane and look for the Sprinter bus stop (Rt. 5).
Get off at Trade Street and College Street which is directly in front of the Omni.
From Charlotte Douglas International Airport to the Westin Charlotte (Bus Conference Headquarters Hotel):
From baggage claim, exit outside, turn right, cross the pedestrian lane and look for the Sprinter bus stop (Rt.5). Ask the operator for a free transfer to the light rail.
You have two options to get to the Westin:
Get off at Trade Street and College Street and walk (about 0.5 miles) southeast on E.Trade Street toward College Street. Turn right onto S.College Street and the Westin is on the left.
Get off at the Charlotte Transportation Center. Walk inside the Transportation Center and across to Pavilion B. Go upstairs, safely cross the tracks, and get on the LYNX Blue Line Light Rail. Go two stops and exit at Stonewall Station. The station is adjacent to the back entrance of the Westin.
Watch this how-to video that shows the simplesteps for getting from the airport to the conference hotels via CATS service: