Where to Buy Passes

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.


CARTA Office (Leeds Ave.)

3664 Leeds Ave.
Hours: 8:30am-5pm/Mon-Fri

Charleston Visitor Center (Downtown)

375 Meeting Street
Hours: 8:30am-5pm/Mon-Sun
(Hours of operations seasonal. Please call for additional information.)

Mt. Pleasant Visitor Center (Mt. Pleasant)

99 Harry M. Hallman Blvd Mt. Pleasant

Hours: 9am-5pm/Mon-Sun


SC Works Career Center (North Charleston)

1930 Hanahan Road, North Charleston (Formally Trident One Stop)

Hours: 8:30am – 5pm Mon-Fri

**Closed for lunch 12noon-1pm

Participating Piggly Wiggly Stores  **Changes as of 10/1/13**

Due to changes in ownership at several area Piggly Wiggly’s, at present time, CARTA passes will no longer be sold at those store.  Please view the list below for specific stores that the passes will not be available at, and which stores will continue to sell CARTA passes.  All stores crossed out will no longer sell the passes at present date until a new agreement can be developed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Please know that we are diligently working on either developing an agreement with the new owners of these locations so the passes will still be available in those stores; or to find new locations or ways the passes can be made available for sale conveniently in communities and neighborhoods.

Also note, if you are purchasing your pass with a credit or debit card, you can order it online and it will be mailed to you (there is a postal fee).

 Please check back periodically for any updates regarding where passes are sold.

Sea Island Shopping Center (Mt. Pleasant)
1270 Yeamen’s Hall Road (Price Wise)  (North Charleston/Hanahan)
8780 Rivers Ave (North Charleston)
5101 Ashley Phosphate (North Charleston)
 14 Sumar Street (West Ashley)
630 Skylark Road (West Ashley) Available until mid-end of October 2013.
1005 Harbor View (James Island)
1739 Maybank Hwy (James Island)
1985 Folly Road (James Island)