If you're a city resident, check with the Department of Traffic and Transportation for information about decals, 843.724.7368.
The city has a number of metered spaces where you can "feed the meter" and park. Call the Department of Traffic and Transportation at 843.724.7368 for more information.
There are several city owned and operated garages close to campus. Call the Department of Traffic and Transportation at 843.724.7368 for more information.
On-Campus Parking is limited, check Parking Services by visiting their web site or call at 843.953.7834.
City Bus Service
CARTA (Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority) is the city bus service. DASH (Downtown Area Shuttle) and Tel-A-Ride are other CARTA services. CARTA is bicycle friendly. Service to/from Charleston International Airport is available. Call 843.724.7420 or visit ridecarta.com for schedule and fare information.
College of Charleston students, faculty, and staff ride for FREE on all CARTA routes. Contact Cougar Card Services 843.953.1100 or visit for additional information.
The Charleston International Airport is approximately 10 miles from our campus. Visit chs-airport.com for parking and ground transportation rates and information.
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The Charleston peninsula is basically divided into three sections: Downtown, Northwest and East. The College of Charleston is located in downtown Charleston. Other sections of the metropolitan area are North Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, West Ashley, John's Island, James Island, and Folly Beach. See the campus maps for more information.