Special Rates & Discount Fares

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.

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Low Income Fares

Low income fares are available to those who qualify. Qualified individuals will receive a CARTA ID that they will need to show when paying the discounted fare. Qualifications must be re-verified every 6 months to be eligible to use the discount fare. Low Income tickets are available at CARTA Administrative offices and at The Trident One Stop Career Center.

Low Income fare & determinations are made at:
The SC Works Career Center
1930 Hanahan Road
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: 843-574-1810
Phone: 843-574-1800

ID cards are issued between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm, Monday–Friday

**Closed for lunch 12noon-1pm

Senior Fares

Discounted fares are available for Seniors 55+ during non-peak hours. Non-Peak hours are:

  • Monday through Friday from 9am-3:30pm and after 6pm
  • All day Saturday and Sunday
  • All day on Holidays

Drivers may request proof of age. Medicare cards or I.D. card with date of birth will serve as identification for the fare.

Disabled Patrons/Regular Fixed Route Fare

A discount fare is available to the disabled and can be used on all Fixed Routes, all day, everyday.

In order to use the disabled fare, you must receive a Disabled Fare ID Card issued by Trident One Stop Career Center listed above. Passengers with a Tel-A-Ride I.D. card can ride fixed-routes for the discounted fare.

Disabled Patrons/Tel-A-Ride Service

Tel-A-Ride is a service that is available to qualified disable passengers. Individuals can submit an application for the paratransit service to:

CARTA
3664 Leeds Ave.
North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: 843-747-0007
TDD (843) 747-1499

Tel-A-Ride tickets are available at CARTA Administrative offices, CARTA Operations Facility at 3664 Leeds Ave. and at Trident One Stop Career Center.

Passengers with Tel-A-Ride I.D. card can ride fixed-routes for $0.75 per trip all day everyday.  For more information, please click on the Tel-A-Ride section.

 

Low Income Fares

Type

Fare

Low Income Fare$1.25 per ride
Low Income Ticket$1.25 each


Senior Fares

Type

Fare

Senior Fare Low Income Fare$1.00 per ride


Disabled Patrons/Regular Fixed Route Fare

Type

Fare

Disable Fare-Regular Fixed Routes$0.75 per ride


Disabled Patrons/Tel-A-Ride Service

Type

Fare

Disable Fare-Tel-A-Ride In Zone$4.00 per ride
Disable Fare-Tel-A-Ride Ticket In Zone$4.00 each

 

Disable Fare-Tel-A-Ride Out Of Zone$5.00 per ride
Disable Fare-Tel-A-Ride Zone & Zone+ Tickets$4.00 Zone Ticket and $1 Zone+ Ticket