Regular Fare | Day Pass | Monthly Pass | Reduced Fare | Children | UVA
Charlottesville Area Transit offers a variety of cash and pass methods to pay CAT fare. We want to help you determine the type of pass that makes your travel on CAT the easiest and most economical.
For additional information or assistance with fares and passes, please contact Customer Service at 434.970.3649 or CAT@charlottesville.org.
Riding CAT is very affordable. Exact fare is 75 cents per one way trip.
Charlottesville Area Transit Day Passes simplify travel for CAT passengers who need to ride more than one bus route in a day. The $1.50 Day Pass allows passengers to make connections from bus to bus all day long for one low fare. Day Passes are sold right on CAT buses, and may be purchased when boarding any CAT bus.
Day Passes are more flexible than a transfer because it may be used to board any CAT bus, at any CAT stop, and to travel in any direction. CAT does not issue transfers to passengers, so if your travel plans require using more than one bus route, purchasing a Day Pass is the way to go.
Reduced Fare Day Passes (priced at 75 cents) are available for those who qualify for CAT Reduced Fare status (see Reduced Fare section below).
Day Passes are sold on board CAT buses.
CAT Monthly Passes make it easy and affordable to purchase transit service for an entire month. The $20.00 Monthly Pass provides unlimited travel by CAT for the month, and represents the passenger's best public transportation value.
$10.00 Reduced Fare Monthly Passes are available for those who qualify for CAT Reduced Fare status.
CAT Monthly Passes are available at:
- Downtown Transit Station (615 East Water Street)
- City Hall (605 East Main Street)
- Greyhound Station (310 West Main Street)
- University Transit Service (1101 Milmont Street)
- Piedmont Virginia Community College (501 College Drive)
Senior Citizens (65 & older) & persons with disabilities may ride for reduced fare of 35 cents per trip with a CAT Reduced Fare Card. Applications for the Reduced Fare Card are available at the Downtown Transit Station at 615 East Water Street. Holders of Medicare cards automatically qualify for a CAT Reduced Fare Card.
For more about CAT service for persons with disabilities, please read the information on Paratransit in the Customer Service section of this website.
All children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult, ride CAT for FREE. Children age 6 and older pay regular fare to ride CAT.
For more about CAT programs for students and youth, including the Summer Youth Ride FREE Program and the Charlottesville High School Year-Round Ride FREE Program, please see the Student Ride FREE page in the Customer Service section of the website.
Under a pre-paid arrangement between CAT and the University of Virginia, UVA Student, Faculty, and Staff IDs are accepted as fare on all CAT buses.