Charleston airport (CHS)

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Charleston International Airport, opened on August 10, 1929, serves the county of the same name and is one of the most important in the state of South Carolina. It operates with domestic flights and some international destinations in the United Kingdom.

Official Website: iflychs.com
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 4 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +1 843 767 7000. E-mail: [email protected] There is an information desk between the Arrivals Hall and the baggage reclaim area (Tel +1 843 767 7008 / 7009), available from 5:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Location

The airport is located in West Charleston, 8 km (5 miles) to the northwest of Charleston's business district.

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Counters in the Rental Car Pavilion, near the baggage recollection area.

Alamo (Tel +1 843 556 1255 / 877 233 8749 - Tuesday to Saturday from 6:00 am to 2:00 am, Sunday and Monday from 6:00 am to 1:00 am)
Avis (Tel +1 843 767 7030 / 800 331 1212 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
Budget (Tel +1 843 552 1771 / 800 527 0700 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
Enterprise (Tel +1 843 767 1109 / 800 261 7331 - 7:00 am to 1:00 am)
Hertz (Tel +1 843 767 4554 / 800 654 3131 - 5:30 am to 0:30 am)
National (Tel +1 843 767 3078 / 800 227 7368 - 6:30 am to 1:00 am)

You can also request vehicles from Dollar (Tel +1 843 552 7531 / 877 233 8749 - 4:00 am to 0:30 am) and Thrifty (Tel +1 843 552 1400 / 800 847 4389 - 4:00 am to 0:30 am).

 

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The airport has ATMs, postboxes, public telephones and Wi-Fi access free of charge.

Food and Drinks- There are restaurants, bars and fast food outlets, especially in the Departures area.
Shopping- Stores selling souvenirs, books, newspapers and magazines, clothing, electronics.
Baggage- Luggage carts for USD3.00 in the baggage reclaim area and on the first floor. The lost and found office is handled by the police department. Enquiries at Tel +1 843 767 1100 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Other Services- Nursing stations.

 

Bus - The North Area Shuttle Express (NASH) from CARTA (Tel +1 843 724 7420) runs to and from the city centre, with a fare of USD3.50. It leaves every hour between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm (from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sundays) from outside the baggage reclaim area. Stops include North Charleston Visitors Center, Tanger Outlets and Charleston Visitors Center. Once in the city centre, the company offers the Downtown Area Shuttle service (DASH) to several destinations, such as The Citadel, the Medical University of South Carolina, Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston Place and South Carolina Aquarium. More information
There is also a shared, door-to-door shuttle service opposite the terminal building that departs every 15 minutes to downtown Charleston, with a cost of USD15.00.

Taxi - Cabs available from 5:00 am until the last arriving flight outside the baggage reclaim area. Approximate fare to the city centre is USD30.00 and journey time is 20-30 minutes.

 

There are areas for short- and long-term parking (maximum of 30 days) in front of the passenger terminal and a passenger pick-up zone (Cell Phone Waiting Area) at the entrance to the enclosure. Valet parking service from 4:30 am to 1:00 am. More information: Tel +1 843 767 7026. Fees

Parking Deck - Covered spaces.
Surface Lot - Outdoor parking.

 

Facilities include ramps, lifts, relief areas for service animals, bridges to board and descend from the airplanes, adapted restrooms and telephones, and designated parking spaces. There are accessible cabs and shuttles. Passengers requiring wheelchairs or special assistance should inform their airline about their needs in advance.