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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 Sunday through Saturday.

UVA Football
Football fans can now ride Route 7 free of charge during home games.  Passengers who have a current UVA game day ticket can ride for free three hours before kickoff and up to two hours post game.  To ride, passengers must show the driver their ticket.  Free rides are only eligible on Route 7.

Park & Ride
Are you a commuter looking for alternative parking options?  The City of Charlottesville offers free parking on Avon Street Extended. 

Art Bus
The Tom Tom Founders Festival, CAT, and JAUNT are calling on local artists to submit concept ideas for the 2018 Art Bus Project.   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 Monday to Friday between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM (excluding holidays).

Planned Detour
9/24/2017 - Free Trolley - Due to the Charlottesville Benefit Concert at Scott Stadium, the Free Trolley will no serve bus stops along Maury Ave, Alderman Rd, McCormick Rd, and portions of Jefferson Park Ave from 3:30 PM until the end of service.
10/7/2017 - Free Trolley - Due to UVA's football game against Duke, CAT will not serve bus stops along Maury Ave, Alderman Rd, McCormick Rd, and portions of Jefferson Park Ave three hours prior to kickoff until 2 hours post game. Instead, the route will travel up Emmet Street to University Avenue.  For a map of the detour, click here
Holiday Schedule

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - Thanksgiving Day – Sunday Level Service (ONLY the Free Trolley, Route 2, Route 9, 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
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Charlottesville Area Transit
Downtown Station | 615 East Water Street | Charlottesville VA 22902
434.970.3649 |



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