Park & Ride

Locations and rules for using the several lots throughout Charleston (and they’re free!).

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New Rivers Ave. Park and Ride Opening Wednesday July 17, 2019. Click Rivers Ave. Park and Ride for more information.

Park & Ride Rules

  • 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 & Ride Lot Locations


Festival Center parking lot
5101 Ashley Phosphate Road, Charleston, SC 29418

North Charleston Rivers Avenue parking lot (Near T-Mobile/Old Super Kmart)
2150 Melnick Dr, North Charleston, SC 29406


Walmart at Wando Crossing
1481 N Hwy 17, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Walmart at Oakland Plantation
3000 Proprietors Pl, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466


Citadel Mall (Main sheltered bus stop at Orleans Rd. Target)
2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407


Walmart on Folly Road
1231 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412


Dorchester Village Shopping Center (Near Money Man Pawn Shop)
10150 Dorchester Rd, Summerville, SC 29485

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. For more information on traveling with your bike & CARTA, visit Rack and Ride.

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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