University Transit Service Bus System
UVA employees ride UVA buses for free. Bus routes run around the University. See the website for specific routes.UVA Parking and Transportation Website
Charlottesville Area Transit provides bus service to the greater Charlottesville area. Riders enjoy safe, clean, and comfortable service Sunday through Saturday.
- Passengers under the age of 18 and UVA employees with badge ride for free.
- Rides are 75 cents a ride or $1.50 all day.
Purchase a ticket on the bus.
Phone: 434.970.3649 (Option 3 for Customer Service)CAT Routes and Schedules
Carpool and Vanpools
If you find at least one other UVA employee to ride to work with, you can registering your carpool with the UVA CAVPOOL program, which qualifies you for discounted parking permits, free occasional parker permits, and even a dedicated space in a parking lot depending on the amount of riders in a program.
If you cannot find a UVA employee to ride with, you can look for others to ride with by registering with the Community Rideshare program. The organization offers free carpool matching, vanpool coordination, and operates a Guaranteed Ride Home program to provide free rides home in an emergency.
RideShare provides free commuter matching to anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Central Virginia. If you are looking to form or join a carpool or vanpool, start by creating a profile in their online system.UVA Parking and Transportation Website
Vanpools are similar to carpools, with the added benefit of splitting the cost of a rental van. The lease, parking, fuel, insurance and maintenance are all included in the monthly cost. Generally vanpools are for employees with a 35 mile or greater commute. Vanpools require at least 5 participants, and can accommodate as many as 15. Currently there are two vanpools that travel from Richmond to UVA.
Other Transportation Services
UVA ZIP Cars
Zipcars now live on the Grounds of UVA! All UVA faculty, staff, students, and community members can join the car sharing program. Members will have access to six self-service Zipcars located around Grounds. Zipcars can be reserved by the hour or by the day with rates starting as low as $7.50 per hour which includes gas, insurance, roadside assistance, and 180 miles.
1.866.494.7227Car Sharing Information
JAUNT - Rides Outside Charlottesville
JAUNT, Inc. is a regional public transportation system that provides limited scheduled bus service into and out of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson, Buckingham, and Amherst Counties, as well as Charlottesville. JAUNT can also provide home pickup and drop off if reserved in advance. Click on the link below to see schedules.
You must make reservations by email at least two business days in advance. In order for us to complete your request, the following information must be in your email:
- Date of reservation/cancellation
- Your full name
- If you use any mobility devices
- If anyone else will be riding with you
- If a car seat is needed
- Daytime phone number and email address
- Physical address of pickup
- Time of appointment (if applicable)
- Time requested for pickup
- Physical address and name of destination, including building/shopping center name
- ADA or JAUNT certification number (if applicable)
- Time requested for return pickup (will-calls for doctor appointments only)
Everyone can use JAUNT, but passengers with disabilities often ride at reduced rates.
To schedule a trip, or get information about set schedules:
Phone: 434.296.3184, option 3JAUNT Schedules