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

New Service Schedule

On January 30, 2016, Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) implemented a new service schedule.  More information can be found here.

Inclement Weather
While it is CAT ’s goal to maintain full service during inclement weather, road conditions may prohibit buses from traveling safely.  CAT has instituted a tiered service level plan that specifies how service will be provided if and when inclement weather arrives.  More information can be found here.

Unplanned Detours 
Up-to-the-minute major delays and detours will be posted on CAT's Facebook page and pushed out through CAT's Mobile App.
Planned Detours

Updated 11/30 - Route 5 - Due to work on the Rio Rd / US 29 intersection, Route 5 is unable to serve the Rio Road East @ Albemarle Square bus stop (#14935), Rio Road West @ Northside Library Eastbound bus stop (#19812), Rio Road West @ Berkmar Drive Westbound bus stop (#17909), & Rio Road West @ Northside Library Westbound bus stop (#13306) from 9:00 PM until the end of service. This detour will continue each evening until further notice.

EXTENDED 12/20 until further notice - Free Trolley - Due to the McCormick Road Utilities Tunnel Project, the Free Trolley will detour around McCormick Road.  Instead the route will utilize Whitehead Road, Stadium Road, and Emmet Street to reach University Avenue. The Aquatic & Fitness Center (AFC) bus stop on Alderman Road and all bus stops along McCormick Road will not be served for the duration of the detour.  Instead passengers can use either of the two bus stops on Whitehead Road or the Central Grounds Parking Garage bus stop on Emmet Street.

Holiday Schedule
2/15 – President’s Day – Full Service
For an extended list of upcoming CAT holidays, please click here.

Free Mobile App

With user friendly features, passengers can quickly find arrival predictions for their favorite routes. Free to download and available in both the Google Play and iTunes app stores.

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Planning an Event? 3-Day Pass

Give your guests a 3-Day Transit Pass!  Passes only cost $5.50 and can be purchased weeks or months in advance.

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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.
Check out these tools
to plan your trip!
Real-Time Route Map
Bus Stop Search
Google Transit


Charlottesville Area Transit
Downtown Station | 615 East Water Street | Charlottesville VA 22902
434.970.3649 | CAT@charlottesville.org

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