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Several companies operate chartered motor coaches that serve the JMU campus, providing routes that connect to Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania on weekends and during academic breaks. These buses are equipped for long haul use and are typically equipped with restrooms, Wifi, improved seating and luggage storage space. Each service provider is operated independently from JMU. Taxi and Shuttles can also provide connections to airports and information can be found here. For a complete list of regional and break transportation options, click here

Virginia Breeze 

The Virginia Breeze provides daily service from Virginia Tech's campus in Blacksburg, Va to Union Station in Washington, D.C with stops in Lexington, Harrisonburg, Front Royal, and Dulles Airport. This intercity bus service offers two daily routes—the northbound Virginia Breeze bus will leave Blacksburg at 8:00 a.m. and arrive at Union Station at 2:30pm. The southbound bus will leave Union Station at 9:20 a.m. and arrive in Blacksburg by 3:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online with prices ranging from $15-$50, depending on the day of the week and time of year. The Virginia Breeze 56-seat passenger buses include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, a restroom, and plenty of baggage and seating room. Visit CatchTheVABreeze.com for more information on routes, tickets, amenities, luggage restrictions and parking. 

Home Ride of Virginia

Home Ride of Virginia provides weekend motor coach bus service on two routes between JMU and other cities in Virginia. One route operates to Charlottesville, Richmond and Hampton Roads; the other route operates to the Vienna Metro station, where the metro can be used to go to Reagan National Airport and Amtrak’s Union Station in Washington D.C. Typically these buses leave JMU on Friday afternoons at 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and return to JMU on Sunday evenings.  You can check schedules and purchase tickets by visiting the JMU Bookstore, by viewing HomeRide.com, or by calling the Home Ride office at (800) 553-6644.

CollegeTransit

CollegeTransit has been transporting JMU students home for the holidays for over 25 years. Departing directly from the JMU campus for Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring Breaks – destinations include Allentown (PA), Ridgefield (NJ), Huntington (NY) and the BWI Amtrak station. CollegeTransit buses are outfitted with restrooms, TVs and DVD players. Buses usually leave campus the Friday of break at 2pm. Visit CollegeTransit.com for specific schedule information and reservations. You can also email us at info@collegetransit.com or call 703-249-9568.

BreakShuttle

BreakShuttle also provides students with coach bus service during academic breaks serving major metropolitan areas, including Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York City. Break Shuttle uses motor coaches equipped with WiFi, TV and bathrooms. Tickets can be purchased at BreakShuttle.com.

Adventures-N-Travel

Adventures-N-Travel provides break shuttle service to Dulles Airport, Tysons Corner, and Regan National Airport. Charlottesville Airport, Greyhound, and Amtrak stations are also served on-demand. For additional information, including schedules, visit www.adventures-n-travel.com or call 540-810-1196.

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