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Regional and Long Distance Travel

Airport Shuttle

Roanoke Airport Transportation Service, Inc. provides an airport shuttle service between Blacksburg and the Blacksburg-Roanoke Regional Airport.

Vans leave from the Squires Student Center, the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, and University Holiday Inn.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 1-800-288-1958.

For departure times and more information call 1-800-288-1958 or visit the Blacksburg-Roanoke Regional Airport website.

Blacksburg-Roanoke Smart Way Shuttle

The Smart Way shuttle provides service between the Roanoke Valley and the Virginia Tech campus for $4 each way.

Smart Way monthly passes are available to Virginia Tech students and employees at a discount of 25 percent off the normal price.

For those returning on a Sunday to the Roanoke Regional Airport, a special transfer is available which allows passengers to travel back on the Roanoke/Blacksburg Airport Shuttle for $4 (regularly priced at $30). Passengers must get a transfer ticket from the Smart Way driver when travelling to the airport.

For updates, schedules, and more information, visit the Smart Way website or call 1–800–388–7005.

Radford Transit

Radford Transit offers weekend connections to Radford through Christiansburg and provides links with the full Radford Transit system.

For more information visit the Radford Transit website or call 540–831–5911.

Smart Way Connector: Amtrak Service

Smart Way Connector provides a transit service to connect the New River Valley to the Lynchburg Amtrak station.

For more information visit the Smart Way Connector website.

Regional Transit

The Smart Way Bus provides service between the Roanoke Valley and the New River Valley, including the Virginia Tech campus, for $4 each way. Service is provided Monday-Saturday.

Valley Metro operates Smart Way Express, which connects Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus with the Roanoke campus where the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute are located. Service is provided Monday-Friday, and the buses are equipped with WiFi.

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, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, or Radford University Carilion. The general public is required to pay a $4 fare.

For the latest updates to Smart Way Express, please visit their website.

Radford Transit's Route 40 connects to Radford through Christiansburg, providing links with the full Radford Transit system. The on-campus bus stop for Route 40 is in front of the Squires Student Center on Alumni Mall.

Blacksburg Transit (BT) provides public transportation to the citizens of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students, and partnering communities within the New River Valley Region.

BT fares for students, faculty and staff are prepaid. Just show your Virginia Tech ID to the driver when you board.

Virginia Breeze Bus Lines is an intercity bus service. Their Valley Flyer route connects Blacksburg with Union Station in Washington, D.C. The daily route includes several stops in the New River Valley, Shenandoah Valley and Northern Virginia.

Statewide Transit

***Campus Connect will not operate during the Spring 2021 Semester. To date, a decision has not been made about the fall semester.***

Virginia Tech’s Campus Connect bus provides employees, students, and their guests with safe and convenient transportation between the university's campuses in the Blacksburg, Roanoke and Ballston/Arlington areas.

For more information on traveling between Blacksburg and Washington DC click here.

Abbot HomeRide is a university-coordinated charter bus service that operates during major breaks. Destinations include Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, Hampton, and Manassas.

Abbot HomeRide is not affiliated with Virginia Tech, nor does Virginia Tech endorse its services.

Virginia Breeze Bus Lines is an intercity bus service. Their Valley Flyer route connects Blacksburg with Union Station in Washington, D.C. The daily route includes several stops in the New River Valley, Shenandoah Valley and Northern Virginia.

To purchase a ticket through Amtrak's website, enter Blacksburg as the origin/destination station. Your rail ticket will include a Smart Way bus ticket to/from the Roanoke train station, allowing for an easy transfer to/from Blacksburg.

Virginia Student Discount 

Students between the ages of 13 and 25, with a valid student ID, can get 25% off any travel in Virginia and Washington, D.C.  Book here or use promo code V449.

For more information on traveling between Blacksburg and Washington DC click here.

Out of State Transit

***CollegeTransit will not operate during the 2020-2021 academic year***

CollegeTransit is a university-coordinated service that provides students with holiday and break bus service from Blacksburg to metro areas in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

CollegeTransit is not affiliated with Virginia Tech, nor does Virginia Tech endorse its services.

To purchase a ticket through Amtrak's website, enter Blacksburg as the origin/destination station. Your rail ticket will include a Smart Way bus ticket to/from the Roanoke train station, allowing for an easy transfer to/from Blacksburg.