School Groups

Welcome to
CARTA Transit System

CARTA stands for: Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority. CARTA offers Fixed-route, Flex Service, Express commute service, and Paratransit service throughout the Charleston Metropolitan area, including The Trolley (DASH) service in the Historic Peninsula area of the Charleston.

This site provides information about how the system can take you almost anywhere your life takes you in the Charleston Metro area including work, shopping, hospitals, schools, and much more.


Discounts may be available if you have a school group that would like to use CARTA for a field trip or area outing.

Large groups should always contact CARTA administration offices to make sure that services are monitored to ensure an effective trip. Here’s a few thing to keep in mind:

  • An existing route must be used.
  • CARTA can not come to your location or detour from regular route service for your trip.
  • Please plan your trip along regular route lines and regular route times.
  • If you need trip planning assistance, please refer to our trip planner or call 843-724-7420 to speak to administration.