Transportation

Travel Options

  • Ride Solutions provides alternative transportation options – ridesharing (carpooling and vanpooling), biking, public transit, walking, and guaranteed ride home services – to residents living within the greater New River and Roanoke Valleys and Region 2000 regions of southwestern Virginia.  Through our free services we partner with citizens and businesses to connect them with commuting options – beyond the single-occupancy vehicle – to access work and school.
  • Megabus: Travel for as low as $1 via the Internet. Offers luxury single and double deckers with free Wi-Fi, at-seat plugins, panoramic windows and a green alternative way to travel. Meticulously maintained with professional drivers at the wheel, when you travel with megabus.com, you will be riding in comfort and confidence. Megabus runs directly to Christiansburg, VA from Washington D.C.; Atlanta, GA; New York, NY; and Knoxville, TN. Visit www.megabus.com for more information.
  • Amtrak: Amtrak offers daily round-trip service to Lynchburg, VA, as well as hourly morning service from Richmond, VA. These two services make it easy to travel from central Virginia to anywhere in the Northeast Corridor. Train from Washington D.C. to Lynchburg, then bus from Lynchburg to Blacksburg. More expensive and time consuming than taking the Megabus. Example: One way ticket from Washington, D.C. to Lynchburg, VA is approximately $70. Visit www.amtrak.com/northeast-regional-train for more information.
  • Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport: offers more than 50 scheduled flights daily, providing nonstop service from Roanoke, Virginia to nine major cities. The major airlines that fly out of Roanoke Regional Airport daily include US Airways, United Airlines and Delta. Allegiant Air also provides full sized jets and frequent service to Florida. www.roanokeairport.com.
  • Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport

Blacksburg Transit: Schedule - www.btransit.org/index.aspx?page=791

50 cents or free for a valid Hokie Passport.

  • From the VTCRC to campus: The BT leaves on 20 minute intervals from VCOM and makes stops throughout the research park (refer to attached map for stop locations). Travel time is approximately 10 minutes and makes stops at the Newman Library and Burruss Hall.
  • From campus to the VTCRC: The BT leaves the Newman Library at .05, .25, and .45 on the hour (20 minute intervals).
  • Have a bicycle?: The BT has racks on the front of the bus. The operator can show you how to secure your bike. When loading or unloading a bike on the BT bike rack, make sure the driver sees you – unless you have eye contact with the driver, you can’t be sure you’ve been seen. When you are getting off the bus to retrieve your bike, you should exit through the front door and remind the bus driver that you’re grabbing a bike off the front rack.
  • Transfers: If you are paying cash fare and you need to take more than one bus to get to your final destination, ask the operator when you board the first bus for a transfer slip. Let your operator know which bus/route you are transferring to so, if needed, the operator can call ahead to hold your next bus. A transfer is valid for one hour from the time it is made and may not be used for making roundtrips. Transfers are valid on all routes in Blacksburg and Christiansburg, including transferring between the two towns.

Fare Free Days: Blacksburg Transit offers fare free service during the following events:

  • Fork and Cork (May)
  • Fourth of July, (shuttles only)
  • Steppin' Out, (local summer festival held the first weekend in August)
  • Brew Do (October)
  • Virginia Tech home basketball games, (shuttles only)

SmartWay Bus: Schedule - http://smartwaybus.com
Basic fare is $4

Taxi:

  • Blacksburg Taxi: 24/7. 540-552-6671
  • Hooptie Ride: 10 am – late night. 540-449-3748
  • Uber Roanoke Blacksburg www.uber.com/cities/roanoke