Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT)

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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 Sunday through Saturday. Download our Rider's Guide. 

Park & Ride

Looking to ditch your car and ride with us? The City of Charlottesville offers free parking on Avon Street Extended.

Youth Ride Program
If you're under 18, it's FREE! To learn more, check out our Youth Ride page.

Inclement Weather

Be in the know before you go! Service adjustments caused by inclement weather will be posted here, on Twitter and our mobile app.

Art Bus
We have just begun planning for our 2019 Art Bus Contest. More to come, so stay tuned! To learn more about CAT's Art Bus, click here

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

Accessible Formats
CAT strives to make information concerning transportation services available to all passengers. This obligation includes making adequate communications capacity available, through accessible formats and technology, to enable users to obtain information and schedule service” (§ 37.167(f)). To request alternative formats, call (434) 970-3892. Individuals with hearing impairments may contact the Relay Service at 711 for assistance with the call.

Requests for Reasonable Accommodations
Download our policy and request form.


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 |