Carowinds is located 15 minutes from uptown Charlotte at exit 90 (Carowinds Blvd.) off Interstate 77 at the North Carolina/South Carolina border. Nearby major cities include Columbia, SC (83 miles), Greensboro, NC (104 miles), Greenville, SC (105 miles), Raleigh, NC (179 miles), Augusta, GA (155 miles) and Atlanta, GA (248 miles).
On busier days or during road construction, consider taking alternative routes upon exiting the park to alleviate traffic delays.
If you’re exiting the park and wish to travel on I-77 North towards Charlotte or the I-485 outer loop, consider taking Westinghouse Blvd to exit 1A or Steele Creek Rd to the I-485 outerloop.
If you’re exiting the park and wish to travel on I-77 South towards Columbia, consider taking Pleasant Road to Exit 88 to I-77 South.