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

Route 7 Frequency Reduction
CAT will reduce the total number of buses on Route 7 beginning July 1st.   Passengers will notice a slight reduction in daytime service frequency Monday through Saturday.  Rather than arriving every 15 minutes, buses will arrive every 20 minutes.  Sunday service will not be impacted.  A detailed schedule can be found here.

The Art Bus
Have you had a chance to ride the art bus?  Following the success of last year's painted Trolley, Charlottesville Area Transit has once again partnered with the Tom Tom Founders Festival to showcase art in the local community.  Click here for more information!

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

5/23 through 9/2 - Route 5 - Due to construction on the Rio Road intersection, Route 5 will not serve Fashion Square Mall nor the surrounding bus stops in the southbound direction (headed towards Barracks Road Shopping Center).  Northbound service (with the exception of the Northside Library) will be maintained.  Additional information about this can be found here.

Holiday Schedule
7/4 – Independence Day – Sunday Level Service (ONLY the Free Trolley & Route 7)
For an extended list of upcoming CAT holidays, please click here.

Free Mobile App

A picture of CAT's Mobile App Free to download and available in both the Google Play and iTunes app stores.

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Planning an Event? A picture of a 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

A picture of CAT's 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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