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Getting Around In Charlottesville


There are bicycle lanes around the Downtown and University areas and on West Main Street, the road between these two areas.  All Charlottesville Transit System buses and equipped to take bikes.  Bike racks are available at all major locations.

Currently, there is one bicycle shop in the area that rents bikes:

Public bus service is available Monday-Saturday from 6:15 AM-6:45 PM on all routes and until 11:45 PM in many areas. There is a free trolley service offering rides between Downtown, The Corner and UVA Grounds. It runs every 15 minutes Monday-Saturday from 6:40 AM to 11:48 PM (the last trolley leaves downtown at 11:30 PM).

Night time bus service operates from 6:45 PM until 11:45 PM on selected routes.

Sunday bus service is available on the Free Trolley and Route 7 (

Regular fare is 75¢ per one-way trip. Exact change is required on buses. Day passes (with unlimited rides on a day) cost $1.50 and are available on board all CAT buses.

All CAT vehicles are wheelchair accessible and equipped with bike racks.

During the festival, CAT bus guides are available at the VABook! information desk in the lobby of the Omni Hotel.

The Downtown Transit Station at 615 East Water Street is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and Sundays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  CAT customer service representatives are available during these hours to assist CAT guests with any questions regarding riding CAT. 

For further information, you may call CAT at 434.970.3649 or email

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