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941.743.1200
18500 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

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Transit Services

Upcoming Holiday Closures

In observance of Memorial Day, Charlotte County Transit will be closed May 27, 2024.

In observance of Independence Day, Charlotte County Transit will be closed July 4, 2024.

In observance of Labor Day, Charlotte County Transit will be closed September 2, 2024.

Make the connection to destinations throughout Charlotte County. Enjoy the freedom of curbside transportation to and from your destination. Leave the worries and high costs of driving behind.

Service Area

Charlotte County Transit is a shared ride curb-to-curb transit service provided to the general public throughout Charlotte County. Service area consists of most of Charlotte County and includes the Charlotte County portion of Englewood, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda and the surrounding areas; including Lake Suzy area in DeSoto County. 

Where Can You Go?

  • Airport
  • Bank
  • Beach
  • College
  • Doctor visits
  • Libraries
  • Market
  • Meal sites
  • Recreation centers
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Work

Mission

Provide safe, high quality, convenient, efficient, and affordable transportation to the public in Charlotte County.

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Service Hours

Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. *restricted to a limited service area

Charlotte County Transit service is not provided on Sundays or on County and nationally recognized holidays.

Make a Reservation

Call 941.575.4000

  • Option #1: To make a reservation
  • Option #2: To cancel any reservation
  • Option #3: For early pickup (medical only)

Reservations can be made Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Reservations are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no reservations taken on Saturdays. Charlotte County Transit is closed on all National and County recognized holidays.  

If you wish to leave a compliment or concern please call: 941.833.6296

Cancellations and No-Shows

Cancellations should be made as soon as possible, no later than one hour before the scheduled pickup time. A cancellation at the door or less than an hour before a scheduled pick up time is considered a no-show incident. Upon arrival of the bus, if the passenger does not board within three minutes, the driver will leave, the passenger will be marked a no-show, and will need to reschedule the trip. Reasonable Modifications can be requested.

No-Show & Cancellation Policy Effective July 1, 2023

Transit Fare

All fares are currently free until further notice.

Transportation Disadvantaged Program

The Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) program is a curb-to-curb transportation service at a discounted rate. The service operates to connect passengers to medical centers, pharmacies, grocery stores and other similar destinations. Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP) 2021-2026. 

The Transportation Disadvantaged Program is for individuals who are physically or otherwise disabled, 60 years of age or older, or qualify as low income. To apply for the Transportation Disadvantaged service, print and complete the Transportation Disadvantaged Application or call 941.833-6233 and request one.

Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) Application

Contact the Transportation Disadvantaged Ombudsman at 1.800.983.2435.

Reasonable Modifications

Charlotte County Transit is committed to making reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures to avoid discrimination and ensure services are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Please see Reasonable Modifications Policy (English) or Reasonable Modifications Policy (Spanish) 

Request for Reasonable Modification may be submitted by email to Laura.Richards@efficientlighting.net or written request can be mailed to 545 Theresa Blvd. Port Charlotte, Florida, 33954; or by telephone at 941.575.4000. All Reasonable Modification requests should be addressed to Charlotte County Transit to the attention of Laura Richards.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

Charlotte County Transit's overall goal for Fiscal Year 2021-2023 is 0.7%. For more information on how to become a DBE please contact 941.833.6241. Please see our DBE Program.

Coordinated Partners (Free Transportation)

  • The Veterans Council: Volunteers provide transportation to Bay Pines and Cape Coral three times a week (M W F). For more information call 941.833.6245
  • The Homeless Coalition: Volunteers provide additional transportation for Charlotte county's homeless. For more information call 941.627.4313
  • The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies C.A.R.E: Volunteers provide transportation for C.A.R.E, call 941.639.5499

Other Eligible Discounts

Elderly Services: Contact the Aging and Disabled Resource Center at 1.866.413.5337

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