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C-Tran, the Town of Cary's transit service, offers inexpensive and reliable transportation around Cary for anyone any day except Sunday. The Town of Cary provides two types of service: fixed route and door-to-door service.


See the program mission and goals.
Read the Title VI Plan and "Notice To Public and Complaint Form" in English and Spanish.

View the results of the C-Tran fixed route customer satisfaction survey.

Fixed Route Service

Bus StopThe Town offers six fixed routes for all passengers. Children age 12 and older may ride fixed route buses unaccompanied.

Passengers with U.S. Medicare cards, regardless of their age, will receive the discount rate of $.60 for all trips and half price for all passes. Cary citizens who are disabled or at least 60 years old and registered with the C-Tran system will continue to have the option of door-to-door service as well.

Days that fixed-route services will not operate due to Town Holidays:

New Year's Day 

January 1

M.L. King Jr.'s Birthday

January 20

Memorial Day  

May 26

Independence Day

July 4

Labor Day

September 1


November 27

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

December 24, 25

Town Holidays when the fixed-route services still operate, but only Door to Door Service Tier I operates:

Good Friday

April 3

Veteran's Day

November 11

After Christmas

December 26

Ctran 8152

Hours of Operation
: Monday through Saturday, approximately 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
* Peak hours: 6-9 a.m., 3-10 p.m. (Service available every 30 minutes at stops along North-South, East-West routes; every 60 minutes at stops along the Maynard Loop Routes 1 and 2)
* Non-Peak hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Service available every 60 minutes)

Cost of Service:
Effective January 27, 2014, new fares were adopted for C-Tran's Fixed Route and Door-to-Door services. For information on the new fares, click here!

Door-to-Door Service
Door-to-door service is available by reservation for Cary citizens who are at least 60 years old or disabled. For Tier I trips entirely within 3/4 mile of the fixed routes are also available to any visitor to Cary meeting eligibility requirements. See the special C-Tran service available to these citizens.

Make reservations from two hours to two weeks before the trip. Reservations are recommended at least 24 hours in advance to ensure a seat. Regular trips can be scheduled through C-Tran's subscription service, available Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Reservations: (919) 481-2020

Cost of Service:


Effective January 27, 2014, new fares were adopted for C-Tran's Fixed Route and Door-to-Door services. For information on the new fares, click here 

More on C-Tran

Anyone in Cary can ride C-Tran's fixed routes, including visitors and out-of-towners who work here. Order tickets or learn more about C-Tran's fare options.

C-Tran's Door-to-Door service does not operate on Town of Cary holidays and Transit Service Administrator will make the final determination on inclement weather cancellations based on the weather forecast. Additional service for Tier I trips is provided during fixed route service days and hours of operation.

Regional Transit Links

Triangle Transit
Capital Area Transit
Durham Area Transit Authority
Chapel Hill Transit
NCSU Wolfline

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For general information about C-Tran’s Fixed Route Service, including route planning, bus stop evaluations, complaints, passenger amenities, or recommendations, please contact:
Adam Howell 
Transit Services Planner
(919) 469-4080

For general information about C-Tran’s Paratransit Service or “Door to Door Service” for Seniors and Disabled, including registration, complaints, the GO PASS Program, or Transit Marketing, please contact:
Ana Tenorio 
Transit Marketing Specialist
Town of Cary
(919) 469-4086

For information concerning C-Tran system management and administration, please contact:
Ray Boylston
Transit Services Administrator
Phone: (919) 462-2080