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.
Charlotte County Transit is a shared ride curb-to-curb transit service provided to the general public throughout Charlotte County. Service area consists of all 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?
- Doctor visits
- Meal sites
- Recreation centers
Provide safe, high quality, convenient, efficient, and affordable transportation to the public in Charlotte County.
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.
In observance of Memorial Day, Charlotte County Transit will be closed Monday, September 4, 2023. We recommend you schedule your rides at least 72 hours in advance.
Make a Reservation
- 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 4:45 p.m. Same day and next day reservations are not guaranteed. It is recommended reservations are made 72 hours in advance. Next day service request is required before 1 PM. When trying to make a reservation on Friday for Monday request need to be made before 1 PM on Friday. 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 are calling on a Holiday, please call back during normal business hours.
If you wish to leave a compliment, comment or complaint please call our Transit Watchline: 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
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 941.575.4000 and request one.
Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) Application
Contact the Transportation Disadvantaged Ombudsman at 1.800.983.2435.
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@charlottecountyfl.gov 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 941.833.6242. 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
- Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged
- Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
- Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
- Charlotte County-Punta Gorda Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
- Charlotte County Approved Performance Measures
- Charlotte County Major TDP 10 Year Plan
- TDP Annual Progress Report 2022
- Non-Discrimination Policy (English)
- Non-Discrimination Policy (Spanish)
- Passenger Rules and Regulations (English)
- Passenger Rules and Regulations (Spanish)