Charleston, SC

Pay for your CARTA fare quickly and easily with your phone using the Token Transit service!

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How to Ride Transit Using Your Phone

  • Download your mobile app of choice from the options above
  • Purchase passes to use immediately or store them for future rides (note: an internet connection is required to purchase and activate a mobile pass)
  • As the bus approaches open your app and tap your pass to activate
  • Once onboard follow instructions in the app to validate your ticket

Send a Pass

Token Transit Send a Pass is an online pass purchasing portal for CARTA. You can purchase a pass online and have it instantly sent to any rider you choose. You can now instantly deliver transit passes for your friends and family.


Rider Descriptions

Name Description

ID Required

Discounted fares are available for Seniors 55+ during regular operating hours. Drivers may request proof of age. Medicare cards or I.D. card with date of birth will serve as identification for the fare.


ID Required

A discount fare is available to the mobility impaired and can be used on all Fixed Routes, all day, everyday. In order to use the disabled fare, you must receive a Disabled Fare ID Card issued by Trident One Stop Career Center listed above. Passengers with a Tel-A-Ride I.D. card can ride fixed-routes for the discounted fare.

Low Income

ID Required

Low income fares are available to those who qualify. Qualified individuals will receive a CARTA ID that they will need to show when paying the discounted fare. Qualifications must be re-verified every 6 months to be eligible to use the discount fare.


ID Required

Student passes allow unlimited use on all regular fixed routes and can be used on premium services like CARTA Express with an additional $1.00.


ID Required

Tel-A-Ride is a service that is available to qualified disable 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 at CARTA Administrative offices, CARTA Operations Facility at 3664 Leeds Ave. and at Trident One Stop Career Center. Passengers with Tel-A-Ride I.D. card can ride fixed-routes for free all day everyday. For more information, please contact CARTA Customer Service.

Service Descriptions

Name Description
Fixed Route

Valid on all fixed routes.


Valid on express routes


Valid on local Tel-A-Ride and fixed routes.

Fare Descriptions

Name Description
1 Trip

Valid for a single ride with transfer. Ticket will display for 120 minutes.


Pass valid for unlimited use for one day upon first use.

10 Trip

Pass valid for 10 1-ride trips with transfer.

40 Trip

Pass valid for 40 1-ride trips.

3 Day

3 Day passes are valid for 3 consecutive days after first use and expire at midnight on the 3rd day.

7 Day

7 Day passes are valid for 7 consecutive days after first use and expire at midnight on the 7th day.

31 Day

31 Day passes are valid for 31 consecutive days after first use and expire at midnight on the 31st day.


Semester passes are valid for 6 months

CARTA Terms and Policies

Purchases made with Token Transit for CARTA are subject to CARTA terms and policies. For more information on these policies you may visit or contact CARTA directly.