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Charlottesville – Albemarle Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Charlottesville – Albemarle Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

CHO Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport.

What to Expect

Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (code: CHO) consists of a small terminal with a couple of eateries, shops and vending machines. WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Charlottesville Airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of a guest traveller/22Mar2019)

Sleeping in Charlottesville Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Charlottesville Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Charlottesville – Albemarle Airport that provide free airport shuttles:

  • Staybridge Suites Charlottesville Airport   » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlottesville – Ruckersville   » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Charlottesville – Albemarle Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Lounge – Location: Airside, by the gate that’s farthest to the right (you have to go up an escalator to get to this gate, and to the lounge).  Hours: from first flight until the last flight. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door ($15).  (Information submitted by a reader/ July 2019)

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available in Charlottesville – Albemarle Airport.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, in the ticketing area • Airside, in the Departures area.

Baby Care Facilities – A Nursing Mother’s Room is located airside, on the upper level. Family restrooms with diaper-changing facilities are located landside and airside.

Conference Room – The rental fee is $15 for up to 4 hours or $30 for over 4 hours.

Food & Drinks – The Turbo Grill, Copilot Coffee and Radar Bar are the airport’s food concessions. Hours: Open 4:00AM until last flight.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hours

The airport terminal is open 24 hours a day. TSA screening opens at 4:00AM.


Charlottesville-Albemarle airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • Delta Air Lines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Several companies offer car rental services onsite: Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Hertz • National.

Hotel shuttles

A few area hotels offer airport shuttle service: Staybridge Suites Charlottesville Airport  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlottesville – Ruckersville, an IHG Hotel.

See also Airport Hotels above.


Licensed taxis are available outside the terminal building. Taxis are metered, but many destinations have a fixed rates. To see the meter rates and fixed rate list visit the airport website.

Airport Photo Gallery

Related Pages: Charlottesville Airport Photos

Last updated: 2024-02-06

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.