How to 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.

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How to Ride

CARTA’s Guide’s to Ride will help you become familiar with using transit in 6 easy steps, quickly turning you into a savvy transit expert.

When new to the system to the system or a route, it will make your trip much safer, easier and more efficient when you plan your trip before you go.  If you are unable to plan ahead, it may be helpful to call (843) 724-7420 for assistance with your trip needs.

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