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  • Charleston International Airport Guide

    Full Name: Charleston International Airport
    Location: The airport is situated 12 miles (20km) northwest of downtown Charleston.
    Time: GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
    Transfer to the City:

    CARTA offers services to and from the airport on the NASH Express between about 8am and 9pm on weekdays and Saturdays, and 12pm and 6pm on Sundays. Bus tickets cost $3.50 per person per trip. Once in town, passengers can access the free DASH shuttle service that travels to numerous destinations.

    There is a shuttle bus that makes multiple stops and is shared among multiple passengers. Adult shuttle fare to downtown Charleston is $15, departing every 15 minutes. Taxis and rental cars are also available. There are also ride-hailing apps available such as Uber.

    Car rental:

    Avis, Alamo, Budget, Hertz, National, and Enterprise are represented at the airport. Dollar and Thrifty sites are located off the premises.

    Facilities:

    Airport facilities include pay phones, ATMs, bookstores, restaurants, and shops.

    Parking:

    In the surface lot, parking costs $1 per 20 minutes and up to a daily maximum of $10. On the parking deck, hourly rates are the same but the daily maximum is $15. Valet parking is $21.