An image of Cat's newest Rider's Guide


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

Real-Time Arrival Information

12/2 - After extensive testing, we are happy to report that our data feeds for our real-time systems have been fully restored. Passengers should be able to use our mobile app, automated phone arrival system, and interactive web map without any issues. If you happen to encounter a problem, let us know by calling 434-970-3649.

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

12/3 - Free Trolley - Due to the Holiday Heritage Parade, the Free Trolley will detour the 2nd Street Mall Crossing (#17305) from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.  During the detour, passengers are encouraged to use the East Market @ 2nd St NE bus stop (#11299).

11/2016 through 2/2017 -  Route 3 - Due to construction, Route 3 is unable to serve Rives Street between Carlton Avenue and Florence Road.  Passengers who typically wait at the Rives Street at Hampton Street bus stop (#19143) should use the Rives Park bus stop (#19158). Passengers who usually wait at the Rives Street at Carlton Avenue bus stop (#19136) should use the Carlton Avenue at Carlton Road bus stop (#15737).  The detour is in effect Monday through Saturday from service startup until 5:00 PM.  We anticipate this detour continuing into 2017.
Holiday Schedule

12/24 – Christmas Eve– full service ends early 6:00 PM
12/25 - Christmas - no 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.

tan vertical rule

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.

tan vertical rule

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 |

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Flash Player QuickTime Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer