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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.

Weather Related Service Disruptions
Up-to-the-minute major delays and detours will be posted on CAT's Facebook page and pushed out through CAT's Mobile App.

Fare-Free 12/24!
As a thank you to our loyal customers, CAT will offer free rides all day to all passengers on December 24. Ride with us and skip the last minute shopping traffic!

Holiday Schedule
12/24 - Christmas Eve - Full service until 5:30 PM.  See end times listed below.

Route            Leaves From                                      Ends At
Free Trolley
    Downtown Transit Station @ 4:50 PM     Downtown Transit Station @ 5:35 PM 
                     Downtown Transit Station @ 5:05 PM     UVA Chapel @ 5:30 PM 
                     Downtown Transit Station @ 5:20 PM     UVA Hospital @ 5:30 PM

Route 1         Downtown Transit Station @ 4:30 PM     Downtown Transit Station @ 5:30 PM

Route 3         Downtown Transit Station @ 4:30 PM     Downtown Transit Station @ 5:30 PM 
                     Downtown Transit Station @ 5:00 PM     Market Street @ Old Preston @ 5:30 PM

Route 4         Downtown Transit Station @ 4:30 PM     Downtown Transit Station @ 5:30 PM 
                     Downtown Transit Station @ 5:00 PM     Willoughby Square @ 5:25 PM

Route 5         Barracks Road FedEx @ 4:00 PM             Barracks Road FedEx @ 5:30 PM 
                     Barracks Road FedEx @ 4:30 PM             (With Walmart) Fashion Square Mall @ 5:30 PM 
                     Barracks Road FedEx @ 5:00 PM             (No Walmart) Fashion Square Mall @ 5:30 PM

Route 6         Downtown Transit Station @ 4:30 PM     Downtown Transit Station @ 5:30 PM

Route 7         Downtown Transit Station @ 4:10 PM     Downtown Transit Station @ 5:55 PM 
                     Downtown Transit Station @ 4:25 PM     Jordan Hall @ 5:55 PM 
                     Downtown Transit Station @ 4:40 PM     Fashion Square Mall @ 5:20 PM 
                     Downtown Transit Station @ 4:55 PM     Fashion Square Mall @ 5:35 PM 
                     Downtown Transit Station @ 5:10 PM     Fashion Square Mall @ 5:50 PM 
                     Downtown Transit Station @ 5:25 PM     Barracks Road McDonalds @ 5:45 PM

Route 8         Downtown Transit Station @ 4:30 PM     Downtown Transit Station @ 5:30 PM 
                     Downtown Transit Station @ 5:00 PM     Marshalls @ 5:25 PM

Route 9         Jordan Hall @ 4:45 PM                           Jordan Hall @ 5:45 PM

Route 10       Downtown Transit Station @ 4:30 PM     Downtown Transit Station @ 5:30 PM

Route 11       Downtown Transit Station @ 4:30 PM     Downtown Transit Station @ 5:30 PM

12/25 - Christmas Day - No ServiceRoute Guide Cover Aug 2014

12/31 - New Year's Eve - Full Service

1/1 - New Year's 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, 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.

Monthly Passes
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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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
Google Transit

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

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