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Fares Available for Purchase on board CAT Buses
The farebox accepts pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, $1 coins, $1 bills, $2 bills, $5 bills, $10 bills, and $20 bills. Group sales are available. Drivers are unable to make change.

The onboard farebox allows passengers to pay for both Single Rides and 24-Hour passes. Multi-day passes can be purchased at the Downtown Transit Station.
A picture of CAT's farebox
A) Bill Insertion Slot
B) Coin Insertion Slot
C) Coin Rejection Slot
D) Dispenser for the 24-Hour Pass
E) Barcode Reader for both the 24-Hour Pass and UVA ID
F) Smart Card Reader

Full Fare Price Reduced Fare Price (65+ or disabled)
Single Ride 75¢ 35¢
24-Hour Pass $1.50 75¢

 

Fares Available for Purchase at the Downtown Transit Station
Multi-day passes are programmed on smart cards. Pass purchases are available Monday through Saturday from 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM and on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Activation of the pass occurs immediately after its first use.

Pass Type Smart Card Price Full Fare Price Reduced Fare Price
3-Day Pass* $1.00 $4.50 $2.25
7-Day Pass* $1.00 $10.50 $5.25
30-Day Pass $2.00 $20.00 $10.00
90-Day Pass $2.00 $60.00 $30.00
Annual Pass $2.00 $240.00 $120.00

* 3 & 7 day passes are programmed on disposable smart cards. A disposable smart card cannot be reused for future pass purchases.

Reload Pricing
Avoid the smart card fee by reusing your soon-to-be expired or expired smart card! Simply bring your smart card back to the DTS to have it reloaded.

Full Fare Price Reduced Fare Price (65+ or disabled)
30-Day Pass $20.00 $10.00
90-Day Pass $60.00 $30.00
Annual Pass $240.00 $120.00

 

Fares Free

Youth 12 & Under Free (no ID required)
Youth 13 to 17 Free with Valid Youth Smart Card (must scan ID through farebox)
UVA Affiliated Free with Valid UVA ID (must scan ID through farebox)
City Employee Free with Valid City ID
ADA Certified Free with Valid CAT ID