Welcome to Charlottesville Area Transit!
Have you heard about CAT's future
fare collection system?
The NEW system will go-live on May 18th
To see the benefits of the new system, click here.
CAT provides bus service to the greater Charlottesville area. Riders enjoy safe, clean, and comfortable service Monday through Sunday.
Up-to-the-minute major delays and detours will be posted on CAT's Facebook page and pushed out through CAT's Mobile App.
1/7 through 4/23 - Free Trolley - Due to the downtown movie theater renovation, the Free Trolley will detour 2nd St NW on the Downtown Mall. Instead, the Free Trolley will use Ridge McIntire Rd.
4/18 - Routes 4, 6, & 9 - Due to the temporary closure of Crispell Dr. all three routes will be unable to serve either/both the UVA Hospital bus stop and Jordan Hall bus stop on JPA. Instead passengers should use the UTS bus stop on Lee St. The detour is expected to last all day.
Permanent Service Changes
3/2 - Route 5 will no longer directly serve Albemarle Square Shopping Center. At the request of the shopping center, the route will no longer cut through the center's parking lot. Passengers wishing to board or exit the bus at ASSC should do so at the temporary bus stop located on Rio Rd at the SunTrust Bank entrance. Only buses traveling to Walmart will serve this temporary stop.
5/25 - Memorial Day - Sunday Level Service (only the Free Trolley and Route 7)
For an extended list of upcoming CAT holidays, please click here.
CAT's FREE Mobile App
Mobile users who use the Android or iOS platforms now have access to a FREE transit app. The app, which was developed in-house by the Charlottesville City IT department, gives 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.
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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Charlottesville Area Transit
Downtown Station | 615 East Water Street | Charlottesville VA 22902
434.970.3649 | CAT@charlottesville.org