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Cabarrus County, NC Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 27
Total Sleeping Rooms 2,840
Largest Exhibit Space 70,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $94
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $59
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $230

Cabarrus County, NC Airport Information

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

Approximate taxi fare: $91 USD

Located about 20 minutes outside of Concord, the Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the sixth busiest airport in the world and the second largest airport on the East Coast. Serving more than 140 nonstop destinations around the globe and operating more than 700 departures and landings daily, Charlotte Douglas International also serves as US Airways’ largest hub. Passenger amenities include free Wi-Fi and plenty of shopping and dining options.

Airlines serving Charlotte Douglas International Airport:

  • Air Canada
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Insel Air
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • ViaAir

Concord Regional Airport (JQF)

Approximate taxi fare: $38 USD

Located in Concord, Concord Regional Airport serves general aviation aircraft, and corporate and commercial aircraft. Conveniently located along I-85, the airport features scheduled service to the central Florida area aboard Allegiant Air, with flights to Orlando, St. Petersburg, and Ft. Lauderdale.

Airline serving Concord Regional Airport:

  • Allegiant Air

Cabarrus County, NC Ground Transportation

Cabarrus Links

The Cabarrus Links shuttle system connects Mount Pleasant, Midland, and Harrisburg with Concord Mills Mall and the CK Rider bus hub. The shuttle runs Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM to 7 PM; one-way fare is $1.

Concord Kannapolis Area Transit (CK Rider)

The Concord Kannapolis Area Transit (CK Rider) bus system operates seven routes in Concord and Kannapolis, with connections at the Amtrak station in Kannapolis. Buses run daily. One-way fare is $1.25, while a one-day pass is $4, a seven-day pass $12, and a 10-ride pass $10. Children under age 5 ride free.


The Cabarrus County Amtrak station is located at 201 South Main Street in Kannapolis. The station is open daily from 6:30 to 10 AM, 11:30 AM to 3 PM, and 5 to 8:30 PM. Passengers can hop aboard Amtrak’s Carolinian/Piedmont line, which provides service from Charlotte to New York City and Charlotte to Raleigh.

Rental Cars

Rental car companies represented at Charlotte Douglas International Airport include Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Sixt, and Thrifty, while Avis is represent-ed at Concord Regional Airport.


Visitors traveling from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to the Concord Convention Center at Embassy Suites Charlotte - Concord Golf Resort & Spa should expect to pay about $45 in taxi fare.

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