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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)

Where to Sleep

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.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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 Charlottesville – Albemarle Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Staybridge Suites Charlottesville Airport – (8 minutes from the airport) Free roundtrip airport shuttle, call +1-434-9564375 to make arrangements. » Check Rates
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Charlottesville – (10 minutes from the airport) Free roundtrip airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Courtyard Charlottesville North – (10 minutes from the airport) Free scheduled roundtrip airport shuttle from 7:00AM – 11:00PM. » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlottesville – Ruckersville – (10 minutes from the airport) Free roundtrip airport shuttle from 9:00AM – 4:00PM. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Charlottesville – Albemarle Airport on Tripadvisor 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. Family restrooms with diaper-changing facilities are located landside and airside.

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.

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 AirlinesDelta Air Lines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


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.

Hotel shuttles

Several nearby hotels offer shuttle service to guests.

Car Rentals

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

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are 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 web sites. 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.