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Welcome to Charlottesville Area Transit!
CAT provides bus service to the greater Charlottesville area. Riders enjoy safe, clean, and comfortable service Monday through Sunday.
Special Notices
UVA affiliates are now able to scan their IDs through CAT's fareboxes.  Beginning October 7th, drivers will no longer visually inspect IDs.
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   
9/28 until further notice - Route 5 - Due to work on the Rio Rd and Rt 29 interchange, Route 5 will be unable to serve Hillsdale Dr @ Walden Ct (16021), Rio Rd E @ Putt Putt Ln (16009), Rio Rd @ Albemarle Sq (14935), W Rio Rd @ Firestone Pl (19812), and W Rio Rd @ Berkmar Dr Westbound (17909) from 9 PM until end-of-service Monday through Friday.  Service will be available during the day and on Saturdays.
Holiday Schedule
11/26 - Thanksgiving Day - Sunday Level Service (only the Free Trolley and Route 7)
For an extended list of upcoming CAT holidays, please click here.
Youth Ride Program
Did you know that you can ride CAT for free if you are under the age of 18?  Click here to learn more about our youth ride program.
CAT's Award Winning FREE Mobile App
Mobile users who use the Android or iOS platforms have access to a FREE transit app.  The app, which was developed in-house by the Charlottesville City IT department, gives 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.

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CAT in Real Time
CTS' 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
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Charlottesville Area Transit
Downtown Station | 615 East Water Street | Charlottesville VA 22902
434.970.3649 |

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