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

On Monday, May 23, 2016, Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) implemented a new service schedule.  Changes include route realignments through the Barracks Road Shopping Center and a detour around construction on the Rio Road intersection. Passengers may download the new digital Rider's Guide here.  Hard copies are available on all CAT buses and at the Downtown Transit Station.

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.

6/13 through 8/5 - Free Trolley - Due to construction on McCormick Road, the Free Trolley will not serve the following bus stops: McCormick Road at Clark Hall (#11920), McCormick Road at Garrett Hall (#11802), and McCormick Road at UVA Chapel (#11908).  Instead the route will turn left off of McCormick Road onto Emmet Street and right onto University Avenue where it will resume its normal path.  A temporary time point will be installed along University Avenue near Newcomb Road.

Holiday Schedule
5/30 – Memorial 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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