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Welcome to Charlottesville Area Transit!
CAT provides bus service to the greater Charlottesville area. Riders enjoy safe, clean, and comfortable service Monday through Sunday.

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10/18 - Routes 3, 4, & 6  - Effective Saturday, 10/18, Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) will reroute Routes 3, 4, & 6 through the Willoughby Square Shopping Center. Rather than using the entrance off of Harris Road, all three routes will access Willoughby Square via the two 5th St Ext entrances. The current bus stop which is located on the northeast side of Food Lion will be relocated to the southeast side near the front entrance. For a map,click here.

In addition, Route 3 will no longer serve the Willoughby Square Shopping Center when traveling in the northbound direction from Southwood. Passengers who typically connect from Route 3 to Route 4 when traveling in this direction are encouraged to disembark at the bus stop located on 5th St Ext in front of Hardee’s (Stop #15785).

The new routing alignments may cause slight delays to Route 4, particularly in the late afternoons when traffic flow increases. Passengers are encouraged to check CAT’s real-time information either by calling 434-970-3649 or by downloading CAT’s mobile app before making their way out to their CAT bus stop.

10/24 - Free Trolley - On Friday, the Free Trolley will detour 2nd St SW (Downtown Mall Crossing).  The detour will last from 4 PM to 5 PM.  During the detour, the route will travel on Ridge McIntire.  Passengers who typically use Mall Crossing bus stop are encouraged to use the bus stop located on East Market St at 2nd St NE. 

10/25 - Free Trolley - On Saturday, the Free Trolley will detour 2nd St SW (Downtown Mall Crossing).  The detour will last from 1 PM to 6 PM.  During the detour, the route will travel on Ridge McIntire.  Passengers who typically use Mall Crossing bus stop are encouraged to use the bus stop located on East Market St at 2nd St NE. 

10/25 - Free Trolley - Due to UVA's football game, the Free Trolley will not serve stops along Alderman Road, McCormick Road, and portions of Jefferson Park Avenue from 10:30 AM until two hours postgame. During the detour, the FREE Trolley will follow Jefferson Park Avenue to Emmet Street where it will travel north until it reaches University Avenue. The FREE Trolley will turn right onto University Avenue and resume its normal route path.

Active & Upcoming Detours
No upcoming detours.

Unplanned Service Disruptions
Up-to-the-minute major delays and detours will be posted on CAT's Facebook page.

Holiday Schedule
11/27 - Thanksgiving Day - Sunday Level Service (ONLY the Free Trolley & Route 7)

CAT's FREE Mobile App
Mobile users who use the Android or iOS platforms now have access to a FREE transit app.  The app developed in-house by the Charlottesville City IT department give users a complete view of CAT's transit system in real-time.  Maps, arrival estimates, and notifications are all part of the package.  To download your copy, search for "Charlottesville Area Transit" in your phone's mobile store or click here for Android or here for iOS.

Monthly Passes
Did you know that you can save up to $25 a month by purchasing a Monthly Pass?  Monthly passes only cost $20 (regular fare) or $10 (reduced fare).  Passes are valid from the first calendar day of the month to the end of the month.  Passes can be purchased from CAT's customer service window at the Downtown Transit Station, 615 E Water St.

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CAT Routes
CAT system map showing day route service
Maps and schedules for all routes. Read more

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CAT in Real Time
CTS' real-time bus stop map lets you look up routes and stops on the web, and provides information on how many minutes remain until bus routes will arrive.
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Charlottesville Area Transit
Downtown Station | 615 East Water Street | Charlottesville VA 22902
434.970.3649 | CAT@charlottesville.org

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