Parking and Transportation

Virginia Tech parking and transportation efforts meet ongoing demands

autumn parking lot


For the latest information regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus):

** Parking Services will be operating on limited hours throughout the COVID-19 emergency. If you need assistance please call Parking Services at 540-231-3200 or email** 

Thank you for your cooperation during this time.


Update: March 25, 2020 - Student Parking Permit Refund
In support of the university community during the COVID-19 emergency, students that no longer reside in the Blacksburg area and do not need a Virginia Tech parking permit should follow the following procedures to request a refund:

  • Contact Parking Services at to request a student permit refund. 
  • All student permit holders requesting a refund by April 9, 2020 will be processed a refund for the remaining value of the permit as of March 9, 2020. Refunds will be posted to the student's account.  
  • After April 10, 2020 no refunds will be processed for parking permits.

Questions? Contact Parking Services at or 540-231–3200.

Update: March 25, 2020 - BT
Blacksburg Transit (BT) is closely monitoring events surrounding COVID-19. The health and safety of our community and employees is our top priority. Effective start of service on Wednesday, March 25, BT will limit the number of passengers on Blacksburg buses to 9 and smaller vehicles (Explorer, GAR, Warm Hearth Village) to 4 at any time. BT Access will be limited to 1 passenger (and one personal care attendant, if authorized).

This is just one of the precautions BT is taking, including additional cleaning of the buses and social distancing within BT facilities. Riders are encouraged to ride the bus for essential trips only and asked not to ride if they are sick. Learn more.

Update: March 24, 2020 - Smartway Express Route Update
The Smartway Express route will be temporarily suspended effective March 25, 2020. Smart Way will continue to run its normal routes.

All passengers using the Smartway Express stops in Blacksburg should now utilize the Smartway stops at Squires Student Center on Alumni Mall; Blacksburg Municipal Building; or Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center stop at 1700 Pratt Drive.

All Smartway Express passengers should refer to Smartway scheduled times for these changes to adjust their schedule accordingly to arrive at Virginia Tech Carilion. The Smartway schedule can be found on the Valley Metro website. Please also refer to the website for COVID-19 operational updates.

Update: March 21, 2020 - In order to support the Virginia Tech community during the COVID-19 emergency, starting Monday, March 23,  parking in the Perry Street area will be open for all university community members needing to park on campus. The permit requirement will be waived for these lots (please see map below). This is a temporary arrangement to support the university mission during this emergency.
Please remember that parking in spaces marked ADA still require a valid state-issued plate or placard. Should you have any questions, please reach out to parking at or call 540-231-3200.

Parking lot - waived permit fees Perry Street area

Update: March 17, 2020 - All Campus Connect trips from March 22, 2020 on have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. Impacted reservation holders will be contacted. Please email with any questions.

Have a spring 2020 semester parking question?  Please contact or call 540-231-3200.

Virginia Tech has more than 16,400 parking spaces, a motorist assistance program, a fleet of approximately 300 vehicles, and a robust and award-winning alternative transportation program that includes daily shuttles from the Blacksburg campus to the Greater Washington, D.C., metro region.

In addition to the 33,000 students and 13,000 employees, an estimated 60,000 alumni, parents, and community members visit the campus each year.




Our permit information has changed. For more information click here.

Effective 8/15/18 C/G permits will no longer be valid in the Perry St. area. Click here for more information.

We can no longer offer pre-tax payroll deduction on parking permits. For more information visit here.
**IMPORTANT** A Perry St. waitlist will open February 4th at 10am and close February 5th 1pm. All requests must be submitted by email to Any requests submitted before 10am on February 4th will not be added.

Heads Up Hokies

The Heads Up Hokies campaign encourages Hokies and community members traveling across campus on foot, bike, or by bus or car to keep their heads up and pay attention to their surroundings.

2019-20 Parking permits for Sale

F/S permits will be available 07/15/2019 and students will be available 08/08/19.