Get Here

Whether you’re here to stroll the back alleys and courtyards, drive the broad avenues or cruise in on the light rail, you’ll need to know how to get around South End.


Parking decks with public parking include:

Parking is also available on-street throughout the district, and at the 11 park-and-ride lots on the light rail line, most of which are free.

Transit & Bike Share

If you don’t want to drive, bus, light rail and bike- or scooter-shares are available to transport you into and throughout South End.


B-Cycle is Charlotte’s urban bike-sharing program, made possible in part by Blue Cross Blue Shield NC. Purchase your access pass online or at one of the 24 (and growing) stations.


Scooter-sharing is also a popular way to get around South End. Multiple vendors have popped up around Charlotte, and rentable scooters are steps away. Directions to rent are right on the vehicle.

Free Cart Ride

Free Cart Ride offers a safe and environmentally friendly alternative mode of local transportation throughout the South End district. Give them a call at 704-238-3111 or wave them down while they are driving around and hop in for a free ride! Free Cart Ride App coming soon. For more information email


Perhaps the most carefree (and car-free) way to get around is via CATS buses or light rail.

Buses operate from 4:49 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday, and 5:25 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Sundays. Twelve express routes serve this area.

The LYNX Blue Line is centrally located in South End. Weekday service operates from 5:26 a.m. to 1:26 a.m. and service is available every 10 minutes during weekday rush hour and every 15 minutes during non-peak hours. Weekend service operates every 20 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes during late night hours.

View schedules and find other details to navigate the CATS system (including a variety of mobile apps) here.