Matthews travel guide

Matthews Tourism | Matthews Guide

You're Going to Love Matthews

With a population of 27,198, Matthews is a must-see destination in North Carolina, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Matthews has to offer.

Where to Eat in Matthews

If you’re looking for affordable options, Mario's Italian Restaurant - Matthews (2945 Matthews-Weddington Road) and CharBar No.7 - Matthews (3118 Fincher Farm Rd) are great picks.

When to visit Matthews

Matthews in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Matthews in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
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How to Get to Matthews


When flying to Matthews, you’ll arrive at Charlotte Douglas Airport (CLT), which is located 14 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Matthews include American Airlines, JetBlue and British Airways. The shortest domestic flight to Matthews departs from Orlando and takes around 1h 45m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Matthews. The train journey from Matthews to Cary takes 2h 58m and costs around $26 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Lynchburg, expect to pay about $53 for a 4h 14m trip.


Another option to get to Matthews is to pick up a car rental from Charlotte, which is about 10 miles from Matthews. You’ll find branches of Easirent and Budget, among others, in Charlotte.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Matthews, including Wanda Coach, Greyhound and Tornado Bus. From Asheville, the bus ride to Matthews takes 165 miles and will cost you around $19. From Fayetteville, the ticket costs about $55 for a journey of 215 miles.

Airports near Matthews

Airlines serving Matthews

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Austrian Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Brussels Airlines
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Air Canada
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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Spirit Airlines
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Where to stay in Matthews

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlotte Southeast - Matthews and Comfort Inn Matthews - Charlotte.

Where to stay in popular areas of Matthews

Most booked hotels in Matthews

Hampton Inn Charlotte/Matthews
Excellent (8.2, 169 reviews)
Comfort Inn Matthews - Charlotte
Good (7.8, 687 reviews)
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Charlotte I485
Good (7.7, 820 reviews)
Sleep Inn Matthews-Charlotte
Good (7.3, 558 reviews)
Quality Inn & Suites Matthews - Charlotte
Good (6.4, 408 reviews)
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Matthews/Charlotte
Good (6.3, 797 reviews)
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Renting a car in Matthews

Renting a car in Matthews costs $62 per day, on average, or $250 if you want to rent if for 4 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 6% more expensive than at Charlotte Douglas.

Expect to pay $3.79 per gallon in Matthews (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.42 and $60.57. The most frequently booked car type in Matthews is Standard (Hyundai Santa Fe or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Chevrolet Spark or similar) are, on average, 78% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.