Smart Way Bus offers easy connection between Blacksburg campus and Amtrak
January 15, 2019
Looking to catch a morning Amtrak train in Roanoke?
Smart Way offers daily bus service between Squires Student Center and the Amtrak station in Roanoke. Effective January 10, 2019, the first Smart Way bus will now depart Squires Student Center at 5:00 a.m., instead of 4:30 a.m., as previously scheduled.
The early morning bus makes limited passenger stops in Blacksburg and at Exit 118 (Christiansburg Park and Ride), before arriving in downtown Roanoke, adjacent to the Amtrak platform, at 5:50 a.m.
Smart Way also offers numerous return options from downtown Roanoke to the Blacksburg campus.
The new early morning departure time adjustment will make it easier for Virginia Tech students, faculty, staff, and visitors to access Amtrak, downtown Roanoke — and beyond.
How to reserve
When booking an Amtrak ticket, type in Blacksburg as the starting location. The Smart Way throughway bus ticket from Squires Student Center to downtown Roanoke will be included in the Amtrak ticket price.
Smart Way to Roanoke Airport
Smart Way can also be used to connect to Roanoke Regional Airport Monday through Saturday from the Blacksburg campus. Smart Way offers a special transfer option to allow travelers returning to the airport on a Sunday to use the Roanoke/Blacksburg Airport Shuttle for $4. Monthly passes are available to Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students for 25 percent off the normal price. Monthly Smart Way passes can be purchased at the Office of Parking and Transportation at 505 Beamer Way.
Click here to learn more about Smart Way and view the full Smart Way schedule.