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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.
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Art Bus

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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

4/1/2017 - Route 11 - Due to the Charlottesville Marathon, Route 11 will not travel along Rio Road between Melbourne Road and the John W. Warner Parkway.  The detour will begin at service startup and last until 1:00 PM.  The CATEC bus stop (#17194) will move slightly around the corner.  Passengers using this stop should board from Rio Road.

4/1/2017 - Routes 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and the Free Trolley - The Charlottesville Marathon will create rolling detours on Saturday from service startup until 1:00 PM.  These rolling detours will delay and potentially divert CAT buses.

3/29/2017 - 3/31/2017 - Route 3 - Route 3 will detour the Rives Park bus stop.  Instead, a temporary stop has been installed near the Rives Street and Florence Road intersection.

3/25/2017 through August - Free Trolley - The Free Trolley will not serve the Chemistry Building bus stop on McCormick Road (#11782).  Instead, both nights stops on either side will receive day service.

Extended 3/27/2017-3/31/2017 - Free Trolley - Work near the Downtown Mall will prevent the Free Trolley from serving the 2nd Street Mall Crossing (#17305) from service startup until 6:00 PM.  Instead, the Trolley will use Ridge McIntire Road to reach Market Street.

 1/27/2017 through July - Route 5 - Due to construction on Berkmar Drive, Route 5 is unable to serve the Sam's Club bus stop (#13283).  We anticipate this detour to continue into July.  Passengers wishing to use the route should instead use the Walmart bus stop (#13296).

Holiday Schedule
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - Thomas Jefferson's Birthday – Full Service
For an extended list of upcoming CAT holidays, please click here.

Free Mobile App

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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
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Charlottesville Area Transit
Downtown Station | 615 East Water Street | Charlottesville VA 22902
434.970.3649 |




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