What we do

  • From about 5:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday/ Holidays 8:00am – 6:00pm, ART (Asheville Redefines Transit) provides bus service throughout the City of Asheville and to the Town of Black Mountain (See individual route schedule for exact times)
  • The routes that serve UNC Asheville operate later service Thursday through Saturday.
  • The City encourages everyone to try using the transit service.
  • Stay up to date on any service changes by checking the Service Alerts page for service outages or route change that may affect your travel plans. To get notices via text or email about changes, sign up for iRide email alerts, or text “NextART” followed by the bus stop ID to 41411.
  • Routes originate from the ART Station, located at 49 Coxe Avenue in downtown Asheville (next to the U.S. Post Office). The ART Station is conveniently located and provides restrooms, indoor and outdoor seating and an on-duty information assistant until 9:30pm. The assistant can provide you with the latest maps and schedules; help you with monthly or annual pass purchases; and answer questions that you may have about riding the bus in Asheville.
  • Click here for information on Paratransit/ADA.

When is your next ART logoFor real-time information on your next bus, download Google Maps, or dial 828-253-5691 and press 1. You can use your touch tone telephone, mobile device (standard cell phone or smartphone), or web enabled computer to see exactly where the bus is and when it will arrive at your stop.

Related Services

Plan your trip

Find your best route and learn how to get real-time bus information like when your next bus will arrive.

Transit Fares & Passes

Information about fares for riding the bus, as well as ticket booklets, monthly passes, and annual passes.

Transit News

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Asheville to deploy electric buses on ART routes June 1

  Asheville’s five all-new electric buses roll out onto routes this week! After thorough testing and training, the City received delivery of the final two buses in May. Starting June 1, ART transit will incorporate the buses into these three routes:        S3, which runs a round trip from the Transit Station [...]

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Asheville City offices to close for Memorial Day

  ART buses to run on holiday schedule   Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Though City offices will be closed, Sanitation services will run on schedule. Trash and recycling will be collected as normal on May 27. The Sanitation Division will not collect brush on Memorial Day.   ART [...]

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Attention bus riders! ART Transit Station construction to begin Monday

  The first phase of ART Transit Station improvements are about to begin! On Monday, April 15, local contactor NHM Constructors will bring their crew in to mobilize for the stormwater drainage improvement project to the bus travel lanes and sidewalk.   The construction crew will begin on the north side of the bus travel lanes. While we had [...]