Blacksburg Transit provides public transportation to the citizens of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students, and partnering communities within the New River Valley and has been named one of the 10 best small transit systems in North America. Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff make up 95 percent of the ridership of Blacksburg Transit.

The bus system is tailored to fit the needs of Virginia Tech students and the university community. Riding Blacksburg Transit is fare–free for Virginia Tech students. Virginia Tech students also have unlimited access to all Blacksburg Transit routes.

For more information visit call Blacksburg Transit 540–961–1185 or visit their website.

Multi-Modal Transit Facility (MMTF)

The university plans to build a Multi-Modal Transit Facility that will become the transit hub for campus. The Multi-Modal Transit Facility (MMTF) will accommodate ridership waiting/transfers and will serve multiple modes of alternative transportation. The facility will include a conditioned rider waiting area with information services, a bike share/bike co-op, meeting spaces, and administration space for transit operations. Seventeen canopied bus loading/unloading slips will be grouped around two bus loops east and west of the Transit Facility and the north side of the new Classroom Building. Learn more about the project.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Shuttle

The university operates two shuttles that connect the university's main campus in Blacksburg with the Roanoke campus, where the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute (VTCRI) is located. Buses are equipped with WiFi and bicycle racks.

The service is available on a first-come, first-served basis (at no cost) to anyone with a valid ID from Virginia Tech, Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine or Research Institute, or Jefferson College of Health Sciences.

More information about the shuttle, including the schedule, are available on the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Shuttle website


Additional Local Travel Resources


Alternative Transportation (0714)
1330 Perry Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061



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Bring Your Bike

All Blacksburg Transit, Smart Way, and Radford Transit buses are equipped with bicycle racks to add to the ease of biking on–campus and in the New River and Roanoke Valleys.