Park and Ride

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.


Park and Ride lots offer a convenient and easy way to commute to work with less stress, less wear and tear on your vehicle and more savings!  Simply leave your vehicle at your park and ride location, jump on the bus, sit back and relax while CARTA does the driving.

  • Currently there are no fees for using the listed park and ride lots.
  • Businesses are allowing use of this space in order to improve the quality of our communities.  Please follow any parking rules and restrictions these lots may have.
  • Lots are primarily located in highly visible area with frequent traffic.  Area law enforcement has a presence at locations throughout the day and night.
  • Please use care when parking or leaving the area as to not cause any damage to other vehicles or the lot area.
  • Please use trash cans and keep lots clean.

Park and Ride Lot locations

  • NORTH CHARLESTON – Super K Mart parking lot on Rivers Avenue
  • MOUNT PLEASANT – Wal-mart at Wando Crosing/ Wal-Mart at Oakland Plantation
  • WEST ASHLEY – Citadel Mall (Main sheltered bus stop at Orleans Rd. Target)
  • JAMES ISLAND – Wal-Mart on Folly Road
  • SUMMERVILLE – Dorchester Village Shopping Center (Near Money Man Pawn Shop)

All Express buses are also equipped with bike racks, should you wish to take your bike with you.  Please note that a maximum of two bikes can fit onto the front of a CARTA bus at anytime.  Click Rack and Ride for more information on traveling with your bike & CARTA.

CARTA, lot occupants or tenants assume no liability for vehicles left at these locations or incidents occurring at these locations.  Parking is at your own risk.



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