North Carolina’s Amtrak offers eight trains daily at Charlotte Station offering services from destinations between New York and New Orleans. CATS bus to downtown accessible. www.amtrak.com. 1914 N. Tryon St., 800.872.7245. Map 1 D5
This automated bike sharing program, with 24 stations near uptown, provides travelers with a set of wheels designed for short 30-minute trips. $8 for a 24-hour pass (plus $4 for each additional 30 min.); $65 annual membership. Must be 18 to ride. www. charlottebcycle.com. Uptown Charlotte, 704.332.9585.
CHARLOTTE AREA TRANSIT SYSTEM—
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is one to get around Charlotte, with more than 70 bus routes and tons of convenient stops locally and regionally. www.ridetransit.org. 704.336.7433.
CITYLYNX GOLD LINE—
This free streetcar service begins at the Spectrum Center and rides through six stations to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. Open M-Th 6 am-11 pm, F 6 am-midnight, Sa 8 am-midnight, Su 9 am- 7 pm, at 15- to 20-minute intervals. www.ridetransit.org.
LYNX BLUE LINE LIGHT RAIL—
Charlotte’s first light rail services travelers and commuters in Uptown all the way to I-485 at South Boulevard, about 10 miles in length. Fifteen stops offer easy access to the Convention Center, Woodlawn and more. Fare: $2.20. Open daily 5:26 am-1:26 am at 10- to 20-minute intervals; 30-minute during late-night hours. www.charlottenc.gov/ cats/rail/lynx-blue-line.
SILVER FOX LIMOS—
Limos, town cars, SUVs, and mini buses are available, with experienced chauffeurs behind the wheel. This upscale transportation provider offers great packages for game days and day trips to the Biltmore Estate and the many nearby NC vineyards. Reservations online. www.silverfoxlimos.com. 10722 Carmel Commons Blvd., 704.622.9944.
SKYLINE CAR SERVICE—
For people who appreciate the finer things in life, this upscale, black car service offers transportation from the Charlotte airport to the city proper, surrounding areas of North Carolina, and upper South Carolina cities. rideskylinecar.com. 888.885.1846.