CAT buses load and unload passengers at the Moore Square Station in Downtown Raleigh.Capital Area Transit (CAT) is a 43 route bus service that operates throughout the city of Raleigh. CAT also operates a few Triangle Transit routes that connect different areas of the Triangle.

Fares: Compared to driving, bus fares are extremely cheap, with one-way fares costing just a buck! It’s even less expensive to buy a 5 day or monthly pass.  You can even purchase your bus pass online.




Bus Routes

Route name

Route Number

Major destinations and Neighborhoods served



Falls of Neuse 2  
Glascock 3  
Rex Hospital 4  
Biltmore Hills 5  
Crabtree 6 Outbound from Downtown to Crabtree Valley Mall takes 30 minutes, stopping at the intersection of Glenwood Ave. & Peace St., and Glenwood Ave. & St. Mary's Street.  Proceeds on to Pleasant Valley & Townridge Shopping Centers.  Total route takes 40 minutes.
South Saunders 7  
Crosstown Connector 7c  
Northclift 8  
Sawmill CAT Connector 8c  
Longview 10  
Avent Ferry 11  
Buck Jones CAT Connector 11c  
Method 12  
Chavis Heights 13  
WakeMed  15  
Trawick 15c  
Oberlin Road 16  
Worthdale 18  
Apollo Heights 19  
Caraleigh 21  
State Street 22  
Millbrook Crosstown Connector 23c  
North Crosstown 24c  
Triangle Town Center 25c  
Early East 26c  
Southeast 27  
Southwest 28  
North Night Connector 29c  
Northeast 30  
New Hope Commons 31  
Sanderford Road 32  
Glenwood Creedmoor Connector 33c  
WakeMed-Poole Road 34  
Poole Road 35  
Garner Station 36  
North Hills 37  
Blue Ridge 38  
Cameron Village 39

Outbound from Downtown to Cameron Village takes 10 minutes.  Proceeds on to Crabtree Valley Mall, stopping at the intersection of Oberlin & Glenwood Avenue.  Total route takes 25 minutes.

Wake Tech 40e  
Brier Creek Express 70e  
The R-Line   Bus circulator for downtown Raleigh. Connects riders between the Glenwood South, Warehouse, State Government, Fayetteville Street and Moore Square Districts. 

Other Routes of Interest operated by CAT

Route Name

Route Number

Major destinations and Neighborhoods served

Wake Forest Loop    
Wake Forest Express WRX (Triangle Transit route, operated by CAT)
Zebulon/Wendell-Raleigh Express ZWX (Triangle Transit route, operated by CAT)
Knightdale Express KRX (Triangle Transit route, operated by CAT)

Holiday Service

CAT does not operate on:

  • New Year's Day

  • Martin Luther King Jr Day

  • Independence Day

  • Labor Day

  • Thanksgiving Day

  • Christmas Day

CAT operates on a Saturday schedule on Memorial Day.

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