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Public Transportation

Charleston Area Regional Transit Authority (CARTA)

The Charleston Area Regional Transit Authority (CARTA) provides city bus service throughout the Charleston metropolitan area. CARTA also offers express shuttle services with fast and direct routes between key locations throughout the Charleston area and downtown. Visit the CARTA website for more information about buses and shuttles.

The College of Charleston has partnered with CARTA to provide free service to all College of Charleston students and employees on all CARTA buses, including the Downtown Area Shuttles (DASH) and the Express for commuters.

DASH (Downtown Area Shuttles)

The DASH shuttle buses provide the easiest way to get around downtown Charleston! Park your car at the Charleston Visitors Center (located at 375 Meeting St.) and purchase your DASH pass right there.

DASH Routes

  • 210 - Aquarium / College of Charleston - Travels by the College, the S.C. Aquarium and the Visitors' Center
  • 211 - Meeting / King - Travels down King St., along the Battery, up Broad St., down Meeting St. to the Visitors' Center
  • 212 - Aquarium / Waterfront - Travels between the S.C. Aquarium, Waterfront Park, and the downtown Market area

Taxi Companies

North Area Taxi
843.554.7575

Express Cab Co.
843.577.8816

Safety Cab Co.
843.722.4066

Yellow Cab
843.577.6565

Charleston Black Cab
843.216.2627

Flag-A-Cab
843.554.1200

Charleston Green Taxi
843.819.0846

Charleston Black Cab Co.
843.216.2627

Bicycle Taxis

Charleston Bike Taxi
843.532.8663

Charleston Rickshaw Company
843.723.5685

Bus  Lines

Greyhound

Plane

Charleston International Airport