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By Car
Cabarrus County runs along the Interstate 85 corridor and is located just northeast of Charlotte, NC. Interstate 85 provides easy access to hotels and accommodations, restaurants and area attractions. Interstate 77 is 15 miles west and Interstate 40 is just a 30 minute drive north.

By Air
Located 15 minutes northeast of Charlotte’s central business district, Concord Regional Airport offers convenience, efficiency, courtesy and specializes in corporate and private aviation. Located in the heart of “Where Racing Lives,” Concord Regional Airport is home to many NASCAR team planes and just minutes from the North Carolina Research Campus and Concord Business District. As of December 2013, Concord Regional Airport also offers low-fare carrier Allegiant Air’s nonstop jet service. Visit the Allegiant website for full details  704-920- 5900 /

Ranked among the nation’s top airports, Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is located twenty minutes southwest of Cabarrus County. Charlotte Douglas offers non-stop service to 138 destinations worldwide via nearly 700 daily flights. Charlotte Douglas serves as a national hub for US Airways and carries more than 38 million passengers annually. 704-359-4910 /

By Train
The Amtrak station in the heart of downtown Kannapolis, NC, Amtrak is the nation’s intercity passenger rail operator and conveniently connects you to Cabarrus County. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day — at speeds up to 150 mph — to more than 500 destinations. 800-872-7245 /

Public Transportation
The Cabarrus Links operates Mondays through Fridays from 6:30am until 7pm. except for designated holidays. Simply check the route schedule for the choice of destinations, then arrive at the pick–up location at least 5 minutes prior to the departure time. Tip: Remember to have the $1 cash–only fare for each one–way trip.  704-920-2246 /

Car Rentals:
Alamo 877-222-9075 /
Avis 800-230-4898 /
Budget 800-527-0700 /
Dollar 800-800-3665 /
Enterprise 800-261-7331 /
Hertz 800-654-3131 /
National 877-222-9058 /
Thrifty 877-283-0898 /

Concord Kannapolis Area Transit (Rider):
Rider has seven bus routes serving the communities of Concord and Kannapolis, with our new Transit Center with connections at the Kannapolis Train Station, North Carolina Research Campus, and at the DSS Cabarrus Health Alliance in Kannapolis. All buses are ADA accessible.

In addition to providing service to many local neighborhoods, the RIDER Area Transit system carries passengers to and from many of the more popular venues in Cabarrus County including:

- Concord Mills Mall
- Carolina Mall
- Amtrak Train Station in Kannapolis
- Afton Village
- Hotels at Exits 49, 58 and 60

Please see website – for schedules, maps, fares, and live bus tracking and arrival information. 704-920-7433

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