Taking the Bus

Knoxville Area Transit


The City of Knoxville’s public transportation system operates buses, trolleys and paratransit services across the city.

  • KAT 30-day pass $50
  • Free trolleys between the University of Tennessee and downtown
  • UT Semester passes, Senior Freedom passes and more options to match your needs
  • 364 trips downtown every workday
  • 3 million riders per year

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Track Your Bus in Real Time

with the KATBus Tracker App

KATbus Tracker App is finally here! Quickly access real-time bus arrival information, locate nearby bus stops, stay on top of alerts and submit comments and suggestions – all from your smart phone!  Download for FREE from the App store for iOS or from Google Play for Android using the buttons below.

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a Paratransit Service

KAT offers paratransit service for those who are unable to use regular fixed-route buses. The LIFT, a door-to-door service, is provided by reservation only, and passengers must be certified by KAT to use the service. All LIFT passengers must re-apply every two years in order to keep their certification current.

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KAT Travel Training Class

Learn how easy it is to ride the city bus! The informal session lasts approximately one hour. Training classes are held on the second Tuesday of every month.