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 3 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 Matthews Wine Cellar (131 Matthews Station St Ste 1A) are great picks.

When to visit Matthews

Matthews in January
Estimated hotel price
$98
1 night at 3-star hotel
Matthews in January
Estimated hotel price
$98
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Matthews

Plane

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 Delta. The shortest domestic flight to Matthews departs from New York and takes around 1h 57m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Matthews. The train journey from Matthews to Cary takes 2h 54m and costs around $26 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Atlanta, expect to pay about $51 for a 5h 37m trip.

Car

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 Hertz and Easirent, among others, in Charlotte.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Matthews, including Megabus, CoachRun and Tornado Bus. From Greensboro, the bus ride to Matthews takes 90 miles and will cost you around $78. From Raleigh, the ticket costs about $60 for a journey of 165 miles.

Plane

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 Delta. The shortest domestic flight to Matthews departs from New York and takes around 1h 57m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Matthews. The train journey from Matthews to Cary takes 2h 54m and costs around $26 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Atlanta, expect to pay about $51 for a 5h 37m trip.

Car

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 Hertz and Easirent, among others, in Charlotte.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Matthews, including Megabus, CoachRun and Tornado Bus. From Greensboro, the bus ride to Matthews takes 90 miles and will cost you around $78. From Raleigh, the ticket costs about $60 for a journey of 165 miles.

Airports near Matthews

Airlines serving Matthews

Lufthansa
Good (4,694 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,558 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,611 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,296 reviews)
Air France
Good (981 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (487 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,596 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,953 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,454 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,897 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (229 reviews)
Finnair
Good (868 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,180 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,686 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (832 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (406 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (510 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Matthews

Most booked hotels in Matthews

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlotte Southeast - Matthews
2 stars
Excellent (8.6, 211 reviews)
$115+
Comfort Inn Matthews - Charlotte
2 stars
Excellent (8, 927 reviews)
$95+
Wingate by Wyndham Matthews, NC
2 stars
Good (7.6, 836 reviews)
$83+
Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Matthews
3 stars
Good (7.6, 191 reviews)
$129+
Sleep Inn Matthews-Charlotte
2 stars
Good (6.9, 694 reviews)
$81+
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Matthews/Charlotte
2 stars
Good (6.4, 866 reviews)
$61+

Renting a car in Matthews

Renting a car in Matthews costs $57 per day, on average, or $170 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 6% cheaper than airport locations in Matthews.

Expect to pay $3.90 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 $46.79 and $62.38. The most frequently booked car type in Matthews is Compact (Toyota RAV4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Fiat 500 or similar) are, on average, 69% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Matthews costs $57 per day, on average, or $170 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 6% cheaper than airport locations in Matthews.

Expect to pay $3.90 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 $46.79 and $62.38. The most frequently booked car type in Matthews is Compact (Toyota RAV4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Fiat 500 or similar) are, on average, 69% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.