Welcome to Charlottesville Area Transit!
Image of previous Art Bus designs
CAT provides bus service to the greater Charlottesville area. Riders enjoy safe, clean, and comfortable service Sunday through Saturday.
 
Art Bus - Vote NOW!

The Tom Tom Founders Festival, CAT, and Jaunt have joined forces to promote art in the local community.   Click here for more information!

Bus Lines Poetry Contest
Feeling creative?  Local authors are encouraged to submit up to three literary works for our current poetry contest.  Winners will have their poems installed inside our buses as well as an opportunity to share their work at the 2018 Virginia Festival of the Book.  For more information, click here.

Transportation Development Plan (TDP)
Conducted by Foursquare ITP, the TDP is a nine 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

There are no planned detours.

Holiday Schedule

Monday, December 25, 2017 - Christmas Day - No Service
Monday, January 1, 2018 - New Years 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
Google Transit

 

Charlottesville Area Transit
Downtown Station | 615 East Water Street | Charlottesville VA 22902
434.970.3649 | CAT@charlottesville.org

 

 

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