Welcome to Charlottesville Area Transit!
CAT provides bus service to the greater Charlottesville area. Riders enjoy safe, clean, and comfortable service Monday through Sunday.
Active & Upcoming Detours
9/21 - Free Trolley & Route 7- Due to the Midtown Festival on Sunday, September 21, the Free Trolley and Route 7 will detour around portions of W Main St. The detour will start at 12:00 PM and continue until both routes go out of service. The following bus stops will not be served during this detour: 11058 (W Main St @ 4th St), 11091 (W Main St @ 8th St), 11186 (W Main St opposite 9th St), 11117 (W Main St @ 9th St), 11101 (W Main St @ Amtrak), and 11062 (W Main St @ 4th St).
When heading away from downtown, both routes will turn left off of Water St onto Ridge Rd, right onto Cherry Ave, right on Roosevelt Brown Blvd, and left onto W Main St.
The reverse pattern will occur when both routes are approaching downtown.
Bus stops along Ridge Rd, Cherry Ave, & Roosevelt Brown Blvd will be honored by both routes during the detour.
9/27 - Free Trolley - Due to UVA's game against Kent State, bus stops along Alderman Road, McCormick Road, and portions of Jefferson Park Avenue will not be served. The detour will begin two hours before kickoff and last until two hours post game. During the detour, the Free Trolley will follow Jefferson Park Avenue to Emmet Street where it will travel north until it reaches University Avenue.
Unplanned Service Disruptions
Up-to-the-minute major delays and detours will be posted on CAT's Facebook page.
11/27 - Thanksgiving Day - Sunday Level Service (ONLY the Free Trolley & Route 7)
CAT's FREE Mobile App
Mobile users who use the Android or iOS platforms now have access to a FREE transit app. The app developed in-house by the Charlottesville City IT department give users a complete view of CAT's transit system in real-time. Maps, arrival estimates, and notifications are all part of the package. To download your copy, search for "Charlottesville Area Transit" in your phone's mobile store or click here for Android or here for iOS.
Did you know that you can save up to $25 a month by purchasing a Monthly Pass? Monthly passes only cost $20 (regular fare) or $10 (reduced fare). Passes are valid from the first calendar day of the month to the end of the month. Passes can be purchased from CAT's customer service window at the Downtown Transit Station, 615 E Water St.
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Charlottesville Area Transit
Downtown Station | 615 East Water Street | Charlottesville VA 22902
434.970.3649 | CAT@charlottesville.org