Travel

IAFC Hotel Shuttle

IAFC provides complimentary shuttles between the dedicated conference hotels and the convention center.  

View the 2017 FRI Shuttle Schedule.

Transportation 

Rental Cars

Enterprise
Enterprise works with the IAFC to secure a discounted rate for all attendees.  Visit the Enterprise website and use code 16SB226 in the Promotion Code or Account Number field.

Advantage Rental Car
Advantage Rental Car works with the IAFC to secure a discounted rate for all attendees.  Visit Advantage's website and use code CD02C826E8 or call 800-777-5500.  

Taxi

Taxi cabs are available to take you in and around Charlotte. View the Visit Charlotte website to book a taxi. Estimated fares from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport to the Charlotte Convention Center average $28.

Uber and Lyft

Travel with Uber or Lyft and skip the taxi lines. For Lyft rides, go to www.lyft.com or use the Lyft app.  For Uber rides, go to www.uber.com or use the Uber app. Estimated fares from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport to the Charlotte Convention Center are $11 - $15.

Directions to the Charlotte Convention Center

Visit the Charlotte Convention Center website for detailed directions.

Parking

Charlotte Convention Center Parking Options

  • Parking is available at prevailing rates in parking lots and towers surrounding the Charlotte Convention Center
  • The NASCAR Hall of Fame parking deck is located at 500 S. Brevard St. and conveniently connected to the Charlotte Convention Center via an overstreet walkway
  • The Westin Charlotte hotel also offers more than 1,300 spaces, conveniently located on the corner of Stonewall and College streets, across the street from the Charlotte Convention Center
  • Metered parking is available along many of the main streets in Center City.  Some parking garages offer parking after 5 PM at reduced rates
  • Oversized vehicle parking is available across from the NASCAR Hall of Fame site at the Caldwell Street parking lot.

Hotel Parking
If you have a room at in the IAFC housing block, view the grid below for parking information associated with each hotel.

Hotel Parking Rates Additional Instructions
Westin Charlotte (IAFC HQ) Self-Park: $18.00
Valet Parking: $25.00 

Sheraton Charlotte Daily Rate: $20.00
Le Meridien Charlotte Daily Rate: $20.00
Omni Charlotte Daily Rate: $24.00 Valet parking only.  Self-service, city-owned garages are available in the surrounding area.
Hilton Charlotte Center City Daily Rate: $18.00
Charlotte Marriott City Center

First Hour: $8.00
Additional Hours: $5.00 per hour,
Max of $28.00
Daily Rate: $28.00 

Valet will be accessible 24/7 by calling '0' from the guest room phone or by requesting your car through the front desk or valet staff.  If guests would prefer to self-park the valet team is happy to offer options that are close to the hotel.
Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City Self-Park: $18.00
Valet Parking: $24.00 
Complimentary Shuttle available Monday thru Saturday 7:00 am to 9:30 pm within a 3-mile radius
Double Tree by Hilton Charlotte (Gateway Village) Daily Rate: $14.00
Embassy Suites Charlotte Uptown (NCSFA HQ) Daily Rate: $18.00
Hyatt Place Charlotte Downtown Daily Rate: $20.00
Charlotte Aloft Current Rates:
Self-Park: $23.00
Valet Parking: $25.00 
The Charlotte Aloft Hotel does not own EpiCentre Parking and does not have control over the parking prices. Parking rates will be what is published as the established rate at the time of guest arrival.
Hyatt House Charlotte City Center Daily Rate: $22.00
Fairfield Inn & Suites Charlotte Uptown Daily Rate: $18.00
Courtyard Charlotte City Center Daily Rate: $12.00
Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown Self-Park: $15.00
Valet Parking: $20.00 

Hampton Inn Charlotte Uptown Self-Park: $15.00
Valet Parking: $20.00 



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