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City and Regional Transit

CAT bus on the corner

City and County Transportation

Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT)

CAT is a city-run public transit service that services the city of Charlottesville, including many areas on Grounds. UVA students, faculty, and staff can currently enjoy free rides on CAT buses.

29 Express

The 29 Express is a daily shuttle from Hollymead and Forest Lakes to Ruffner and Pinn Hall at UVA. This shuttle is FREE to all UVA students and employees.


JAUNT provides regular commuter services, to residents working in Charlottesville who live in the surrounding counties. Stops at UVA include Pinn Hall and Lee street. Call 434-296-3184 to reserve a ride.

Regional Transportation


Charlottesville’s centrally located Amtrak station provides easy access to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Corridor. 


Megabus offers affordable and comfortable bus service from Charlottesville to Dulles International Airport, Union Station in Washington, DC, and New York City.


Greyhound provides affordable and comfortable bus service to cities in Virginia and the surrounding states.

UVA Express

The UVA Express is free, coordinated transportation from Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC and Charlottesville Airport to the University of Virginia just before Move-In. The program is coordinated by the University of Virginia’s Office of Engagement and has been made available to international first year and transfer students by a generous contribution.