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As a popular stopping point along Interstate 81 and the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge offers a variety of opportunities to travel by bus and motorcoach.
For those traveling to Virginia's Blue Ridge, there is bus service available through Greyhound, Megabus, and Virginia Breeze.
Once you arrive in the Roanoke Valley, public bus transportation is available through Valley Metro, which offers a variety of lines throughout the region, including the Smart Way Bus route to Blacksburg and Virginia Tech.
Charter and shuttle bus services from Roanoke are available through multiple local companies.
Valley Metro is the public transportation provider serving the Roanoke Valley. Service includes fixed routes, specialized transportation for the disabled, and special event shuttles. Valley Metro also provides commuter bus service between Roanoke and the New River Valley.
The Smart Way Bus is the regional public transportation service operated by Valley Metro. It links the Roanoke Valley and the New River Valley (including Blacksburg and Virginia Tech) for a fare of only $4.00, each way.
In addition to the Smart Way Bus, Valley Metro operates the Smart Way Express, a similar route as the Smart Way Bus service between Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus and the Virginia Tech Carilion Campus in Roanoke, but with fewer stops. Smart Way Express details >
Valley Metro also provides the services of The Star Line Trolley. The trolley provides free, convenient transportation to retail businesses, schools, libraries, restaurants, and accommodations along Jefferson Street between Downtown Roanoke and Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Learn more about trolley service >
The following companies offer passenger bus service and pick-up locations in the region:
Abbott Trailways offers a fleet of over 50 buses that can help meet your travel needs. Each bus features in motion satellite TV and GPS tracking, and many of the buses also provide free Wi-Fi.
Whether you are looking for a charter bus for a team, group tour, church group, school or educational group, business group, or any other sort of organization, Abbott would love to offer their services to you.
Commonwealth Coach and Trolley Museum & Mountain Valley Transportation
If you are looking for shuttle bus services for a special function or event, these two organizations can help meet your needs. They offer a variety of buses in their fleet that are perfect for helping you navigate your way around the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge. The shuttle buses are operated by experienced drivers who have received extensive training, ensuring a safe and quality experience for you and your party.
Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge 101 Shenandoah Avenue NE Roanoke, VA 24016 (540) 342-6025 (800) 635-5535
Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge is committed to cultivating an atmosphere that welcomes and celebrates the unique backgrounds, abilities, passions, and perspectives of our vibrant community. As our region’s only destination marketing organization, we have a responsibility to showcase the best the Roanoke Region has to offer, and those assets and strengths come in varied forms. We embrace differences in race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, language, visible and invisible disabilities, and all the intersecting identities that make Virginians and visitors alike so unique. We believe our differences make us stronger– and better.