Downtown Kannapolis, INC

Directions & Parking

Kannapolis is easily accessible from Interstate 85 exits 54 through 63. The city lies just 25 minutes of Charlotte, NC directly northeast on I85. Interstate 77 access is 15 miles west of Kannapolis and Interstate 40 is accessible 40 minutes north of downtown.

By Bus

CK Rider
The CK Rider bus system has seven routes throughout Kannapolis and Cabarrus County, providing service to many local neighborhoods. For complete fares and schedules, visit, or call Rider Customer Care at 704-920-RIDER. Free Rider brochures are also available at Concord and Kannapolis City offices.

Rowan Express
The Rowan Express, a partnership of Rowan County, Salisbury, China Grove, Landis and Kannapolis, runs Monday through Friday and connects each of the municipalities. For more information on routes and fares, click here to visit their website or call 704-216-8891.

CATS Express
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) offers a convenient option for commuters traveling from the Kannapolis area to Charlotte. For more information about fares and schedules, visit or call 704-336-RIDE (704-336-7433).

Downtown Kannapolis

201 West Avenue, Kannapolis, NC 28081

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By Train

Amtrak offers daily service from Kannapolis along two routes—The Carolinian and The Piedmont. Information about fares, schedules and reservations is available online at or by calling 800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).