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

Art Bus

Want to learn more about the current Art Bus?  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
1/24/2017 through 2/17/2017 - Route 1, Route 3, Route 4, Route 6, Route 7, Route 10, and the Free Trolley - Due to night utility work, these routes will all experience a detour around portions of Market Street and the 2nd Street SW Mall Crossing from 9 PM until the end of service Monday through Friday.  During the detours, the routes will not serve the following bus stops:  West Market Street @ Old Preston Avenue (#11494),  East Market Street @ 2nd Street NE (#11299), East Market Street @ 5th Street NE (#11309), and the 2nd Street SW @ the Mall Crossing (#17305). Passengers who frequent these locations should board and/or disembark the routes at designated CAT bus stops on Water Street and Ridge McIntire Road.

1/27/2017 through July - Route 5 - Due to construction on Berkmar Drive, Route 5 is unable to serve the Sam's Club bus stop (#13283).  We anticipate this detour to continue into July.  Passengers wishing to use the route should instead use the Walmart bus stop (#13296).

2/13/2017 - 2/28/2017 - Route 3 - Construction on Rives Street will prevent Route 3 from serving the Rives Park bus stop (#19158). Passengers may use a temporary bus stop installed near the Rives Street and Florence Rd intersection. Passengers may also use the Monticello Road at Linden Avenue bus stop (across from the BP Station). The detour is expected to last from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, until February 28.

2/13/2017 - 3/4/2017 - Free Trolley - Construction on Alderman Road will prevent the Free Trolley from serving the Stadium Road (#10687) and Aquatic & Fitness Center (#11234) bus stops.  Instead of traveling up Alderman Road, the route will turn left off of Maury Avenue onto Stadium Road, right onto Hereford Drive, and straight onto McCormick Road. During the detour, UTS bus stops along Hereford Drive will be served.  The detour is expected to last into early March.
Holiday Schedule

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - Thomas Jefferson's Birthday – Full Service
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 |

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