Special Rates & Discounts

Special rates and discounts are available for low-income patrons, seniors, local schools/school groups and disabled patrons.

Disabled Patrons Fares

Tel-A-Ride Service

Tel-A-Ride is a paratransit service that is available to qualified disabled passengers. Individuals can submit an application for the paratransit service to:

CARTA 3664 Leeds Ave.
North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: 843-747-0007
TDD (843) 747-1499

Tel-A-Ride tickets are available the CARTA Operations Facility at 3664 Leeds Ave. and at SC Works Charleston Career Center.

  • Disable Fare-Tel-A-Ride In Zone: $4.00 per ride
  • Disable Fare-Tel-A-Ride Ticket In Zone: $4.00 each
  • Disable Fare-Tel-A-Ride Out Of Zone: $5.00 per ride
  • Disable Fare-Tel-A-Ride Zone & Zone+ Tickets: $4.00 Zone ticket and $1 Zone+ ticket Passengers with Tel-A-Ride I.D. card can ride fixed-routes for $0.75 per trip free all day

Passengers with Tel-A-Ride I.D. card can ride fixed-routes for free all day, every day. Get more information on our Tel-A-Ride page.


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Transit App

Download “Transit” and travel like a true Charlestonian.

Available in the App Store and on Google Play, “Transit” offers numerous features to help you easily navigate around Charleston.

Bus Route: See vehicle locations in real time, find nearby stops, and receive stop announcements.

Service Alerts: Keep on top of schedule changes, stop relocations and other unexpected surprises.

Favorites: Always take the same bus? Move it to the top of the list by adding it to your favorites.

Timetables: View the full schedule for a route and set alarms to remind you to leave.

Countdowns: Get real-time predictions based on data from the transit agency.

“Go”: Get step-by-step transit directions and notifications about when to leave for your trip and when to get off the bus.

Plan a trip!: Compare trips side by side with your preferred transport modes selected.

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