Welcome to Charlottesville Area Transit!
CAT provides bus service to the greater Charlottesville area. Riders enjoy safe, clean, and comfortable service Sunday through Saturday. Download our Rider's Guide.
 

Inclement Weather
Be in the know before you go! Service adjustments caused by inclement weather will be posted to FacebookTwitter and our mobile app.

Youth Ride Program
Did you know that passengers under the age of 18 can ride for free?  To learn more, check out our Youth Ride page.

Art Bus
Thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite bus wrap. The winners will be announced later this spring! To learn more about CAT's Art Bus, click here

Transportation Development Plan (TDP)
Conducted by Foursquare ITP, the TDP is a twelve month study that occurs every six years.  The plan lays the groundwork for future policy decisions and potential service adjustments.  To learn more, click here.

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

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 Detours

EXTENDED - Free Trolley - Utility work will prevent the Free Trolley from traveling eastbound on Water Street.  As a result, the route will not serve the 2nd Street Mall Crossing. Instead, the Trolley will use Ridge McIntire Road to reach Market Street. 

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - Due to the Dogwood Parade on Saturday, April 27, Routes 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, and the Free Trolley will not be able to serve bus stops along Ridge McIntire Rd. and E. Market St. All routes will continue to serve the Downtown Transit Station and Water Street via Monticello Ave.  Detour will end at 1:00pm.

Holiday Schedule

Monday, May 27, 2019 - Memorial 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.

Accessible Formats
CAT strives to make information concerning transportation services available to all passengers. This obligation includes making adequate communications capacity available, through accessible formats and technology, to enable users to obtain information and schedule service” (§ 37.167(f)). To request alternative formats, call: Westley Kern, CAT's Marketing Coordinator at 434-970-3349. Individuals with hearing impairments may contact the Relay Service at 711 for assistance with the call.

Requests for Reasonable Accommodations
Download our policy and request form.


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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