Directions and Transportation

How do you get to the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center?
VTCRC Administrative Office, 1715 Pratt Drive Suite 1000, Blacksburg, VA 24060

Directions from The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center to the VTCRC:

  1. Get on US-460 E from Prices Fork Rd.
  2. Continue on US-460 to US-460 East Roanoke
  3. Take Southgate Drive Exit 6 ramp
  4. At the top of the bridge over US-460 you will pass through a traffic light. As soon as you can, get in the right lane and prepare to turn right on Research Center Drive at the roundabout.
  5. Follow Research Center Drive for about a mile. Once you come to Pratt Drive, turn right then left into our parking lot. The VTCRC Administrative offices is located in the same building as Carilion Wellness and Wikiteria Cafe.

Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center Campus Map

Travel Options

Fares: Exact fare is required. Blacksburg Transit operators cannot make change. Please have exact fare, a valid pass, Virginia Tech ID, VCOM ID, Town of Blacksburg, or BT ID ready when boarding the bus. Passes can also be used on the Christiansburg service. Examples of accepted Hokie Passports.

Monthly Passes: Monthly passes are available for purchase at the following locations:

- Blacksburg: Blacksburg Municipal Building, located at 300 S. Main St.
- Christiansburg: Christiansburg Town Hall, the Aquatic Center and the Recreation Center.


  • Amtrak:
  1. Boston
  2. Providence / Springfield
  3. Hartford
  4. New York
  5. Washington, DC
  6. Roanoke / Richmond
  7. Norfolk / Newport News
  8. Virginia Beach

Convenient and affordable downtown-to-downtown service up and down the Northeast Corridor. Northeast Regional trains offer a comfortable and enjoyable way to travel throughout the Northeast Corridor and points beyond. Skip the hassles of I-95 traffic and enjoy the benefits of train travel. Feel free to move about the train and relax on your way to your destination. View schedule of all Amtrak stops {more}

  • Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport:
  • Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport
  • VA Breeze service

The Virginia Breeze is a new intercity bus service connecting Blacksburg, Virginia, with Union Station in Washington, D.C. The daily route includes several stops in the New River Valley, Shenandoah Valley and Northern Virginia. Ride the Breeze for easy, comfortable travel!

  • SmartWay Bus: Schedule -
  • The Smart Way is a commuter bus service that links the Roanoke Valley to the New River Valley. The service begins in downtown Roanoke at Valley Metro's Campbell Court Transportation Center and ends at the Virginia Tech Squires Student Center. The route from the New River Valley to the Roanoke Valley is the exact reverse. Basic fare is $4

Service begins at the VT Carilion Research Institute with scheduled stops at:

  1. VT Carilion Research Institute
  2. Campbell Court
  3. Hotel Roanoke / Higher Education Center
  4. Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport
  5. Exit 140 Park and Ride
  6. Christiansburg Kmart
  7. VT Corporate Research Center
  8. VT Squires Student Center
  9. Blacksburg Municipal
  10. Exit 118 Park and Ride
  • Taxi:
  1. Roanoke-Blacksburg Uber
  2. Blacksburg Taxi: 24/7. 540-552-6671
  3. Hooptie Ride: 24/7. 540-449-3748
  • Ride Solutions: 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.
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