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Alternative Transportation at Virginia Tech

Welcome to Virginia Tech, no need to bring your car!

There are many ways to get around the campus, to near-by stores and apartment complexes without a car. Just make sure to keep your Heads Up Hokies while traveling!

Bike

  • Biking is a great way to get around campus or to downtown Blacksburg and all of the Blacksburg Transit buses have bike racks so that you can go even farther. Check out the Campus Bike Map for more information and to find bike parking across the Blacksburg campus.
  • Does your bike need repair? The Hokie Bike Hub can help! The Hub has tools available for self-service and staff who can teach you how to use the tools to repair and care for your bike. We also offer workshops and events throughout the semester.
  • The Hokie Bike Hub is located in the bottom of the Parry Street parking garage and is open 9:00am – 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Any changes or events will be posted to the Hub’s Facebook page.

Bus

  • Blacksburg Transit provides transit service around the Blacksburg campus, the Town of Blacksburg and to the near-by Town of Christiansburg. You can find more information about BT here or via their mobile app BT4U.

Walk

  • From the Duck Pond, to the Drillfield, to Lane Stadium, the Blacksburg campus is a beautiful thing to experience on a walk. Furthermore, you can make a walking connection between most academic buildings in 15 minutes or less!

Zipcar

  • Despite these great options, you made find yourself in need of a vehicle at some point, so borrow one of ours! Virginia Tech partners with Zipcar to provide short term rentals for our community. There are five cars on the campus, find them and their schedule here.
  • You only have to be 18 to use this service and international driver’s licenses are accepted.

Rideshare

  • Virginia Tech also partners with Zimride to provide you with a platform to find carpool partners for daily commuting. It can also be used to find rides or riders for out-of state travel.
  • RIDE Solutions can help find carpool groups for occasional and distance (even out-of-state) trips.

We also have options to get you back home (in-state or out of state) or to visit friends at other Virginia college campuses:

Smartway

  • The Smartway bus picks up at the Squires Student Center, on the Virginia Tech campus, and makes stops at the Park and Ride in Christiansburg (where you can transfer to the Megabus), the Roanoke Airport and downtown Roanoke. Find their map and schedules here.
  • Fare is $4.00

Homeride of Virginia

  • Homeride of Virginia provides service to other college campuses in the state of Virginia, stopping in Northern Virginia, Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, and the Tidewater Area.
  • It travels on the weekends and school break schedules and fares depend on locations. Find more information here.
  • Home Ride is not affiliated with Virginia Tech nor does Virginia Tech endorse its services.

Mega Bus

  • Megabus can take you to Washington D.C., New York, NY, Knoxville, TN and Atlanta, GA, for as low as $1. It picks up at the Park and Ride in Christiansburg which can be reached using the Smartway bus which picks up at Squires Student Center.
  • For more information about their schedule and fares, look here.
  • Megabus is not affiliated with Virginia Tech nor does Virginia Tech endorse its services.

College Transit

  • CollegeTransit is a private company which provides students with holiday and break bus service from Blacksburg to metro areas in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.
  • VisitCollegeTransit.com for more information, schedules, and reservations.
  • College Transit is not affiliated with Virginia Tech nor does Virginia Tech endorse its services.

Zimride

  • Virginia Tech also partners with Zimride to provide you with a platform to find rides or riders for out-of state travel. It can also be used to find carpool partners for daily commuting.
  • The Heads Up Hokies campaign is aimed at people on foot or bikes or in cars or buses and reminds them to keep their heads up! This means acting predictably and being aware of surroundings and others while traveling across campus. If we all keep our heads up while traveling, we can create a safer community for everyone!
    Follow the campaign by liking “Virginia Tech Alternative Transportation” on Facebook, or “VT Alternative Transportation” on Pinterest and pick up free stickers at the Hokie Bike Hub!
    http://www.vpas.vt.edu/h3usiness/tcs/programs/heads-up-hokies/

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