Three major interstates are accessible in University City. I-85 and I-485 connect in University City. I-77 is easily accessed within 10 minutes of University City via Harris Boulevard, I-85 or I-485. Uptown is a 15- to 25-minute drive by car via I-85, depending upon the time of day. The LYNX light-rail line between the main UNC Charlotte campus and the Seventh Street Station in Uptown will begin service in spring 2017. Travel time will be 22 minutes, with trains running every 10-15 minutes, 5 am-1 am daily. Accessibility to interstates and highways and being a quick drive from both Uptown and two airports make University City an ideal location for business.
30 minutes or less from University City
Starting at I-85 and W.T. Harris Boulevard – gateway to University Research Park and the University City hotel district – motorists can reach Charlotte’s key business, travel and retail destinations in under 30 minutes during most times. (Travel estimates via Google Maps, weekday mid-afternoon)