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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

Smart Way Bus

The Smart Way bus provides service between the Roanoke Valley and the New River Valley, including the Virginia Tech campus, for $4 each way.

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

Roanoke Airport Shuttle

Roanoke Airport Transportation Services provides an airport shuttle between Blacksburg and the Blacksburg-Roanoke Regional Airport.

If you are returning to Blacksburg on a Sunday, and you will be taking the Smart Way Bus to the airport, you can purchase a $4 "Airport Transfer" ticket from the bus driver to be redeemed with Roanoke Airport Transportation Services. The driver will ask for your return date, and mark it on this transfer. Save this transfer until your Sunday return. There are two shuttle times available, 2:30 PM and 6:30 PM, provided by Roanoke Airport Transportation Services. You must report to their desk, which is right outside of the baggage claim area.

Smart Way Express

Valley Metro operates Smart Way Express, which connects the university's main campus in Blacksburg with the Roanoke campus, where Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute are located. 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 four dollar fare.

Radford Transit

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

Blacksburg Transit

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

Virginia Breeze

Virginia Breeze is an intercity bus connecting 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

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.

Abbott HomeRide

Abbot HomeRide is a university-coordinated charter bus that provides students with weekend and holiday bus service from Blacksburg to Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, and Hampton. There is a seasonal route to/from Manassas in 2019-20. Tickets start at $53 one-way. Update - January 2020: HomeRide will only run buses for spring break for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.

 
 
 

Virginia Breeze

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

Amtrak Train Service

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 from the Roanoke train station, allowing for an easy transfer to Blacksburg.

Out of State Transit

CollegeTransit

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.

Amtrak Train Service

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 from the Roanoke train station, allowing for an easy transfer to Blacksburg.