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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.
Bus Lines Poetry Contest

We're now accepting entries for the Bus Lines 2016 Fall Poetry Contest! Winners will have their poems displayed in our buses and have the opportunity to read their work at the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book Festival.  For more information, visit our contest page.  Hurry!  Entries are due by November 30.

The 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
10/29 - Free Trolley - Due to UVA's home football game against Louisville, the Free Trolley will not serve Maury Ave, Alderman Rd, McCormick Rd, and portions of Jefferson Park Ave from 9:00 AM until two hours post game.  Instead, the route will travel up Emmet Street to University Ave where it will resume normal route.  

Holiday Schedule

11/24 – Thanksgiving Day – Sunday Level Service (Only the Free Trolley, Route 2, and Route 12)
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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