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.


Welcome to Charleston!

Charleston is a city rich in history, tradition and Southern charm, attracting millions of visitors a year. With CARTA, you can visit major destinations and shopping centers; explore great Charleston restaurants and entertainment events and much more. CARTA has regular routes that travel to major destinations and DASH service (The Shuttle) that service the downtown area and are FREE.  Be sure to view How to Ride, Fares & Passes, and Google Trip Planner for all your riding needs.

Traveling in the Downtown area? Use The DASH Shuttle..It’s FREE!

When it comes to getting around downtown, nothing is quicker than hoping on a DASH Shuttle. Click DASH to download a map of our downtown area shuttle.

Traveling throughout the Charleston Area? Use our Fixed Route Bus Service.

At CARTA, we provide over 4 million rides per year to the Charleston area and surrounding communities.  Leave your car. Relax and enjoy. CARTA can connect you to Charleston’s world-renowned restaurants, area beaches, shopping & entertainment venues, hotels and historic sites.  Click fixed route to view routes and schedules.

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