The JMU Transportation Department will provide shuttle service between JMU and the Charlottesville area as a resource designed to help towards meeting the travel needs of our university students during the Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring Breaks. This service is provided only to students, faculty and staff members of James Madison University. Additional options for alternative transportation services to other locations are available at the JMU Parking Services website: (

How to make a Reservation for the Charlottesville Shuttle:

Students must be connected to the official JMU wired or wireless network on campus to access this reservation format. Access from other locations is restricted. Students must self-register and only one reservation per person per shuttle date will be allowed. Reservations may be made at the JMU Transportation Department’s website ( by entering your Student Name, Student ID#, E-mail address and Phone Number. Select the shuttle trip you prefer. This action will allow us to bill your student account for the total amount of the trip. Billing will be applied within seven business days after the reservation is received. You may add money to your account by accessing your account on MyMadison or by visiting the University Business Offices (UBO) located at the Student Success Center. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Our vehicles can fill up quickly, and there is a limit on the amount of seats available, so we urge you to book early to guarantee seat availability. We do not guarantee reservations made within 48 hours of scheduled departure time.

Link to Reservations:

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**  Access is Limited  ***

You must be connnected to the Official JMU Wired or Wireless networks on campus.

JMU Charlottesville Shuttle Service Schedule:

Fall Break:
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - Depart
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - Depart
Sunday, October 16, 2022 - Return

Thanksgiving Break:
Friday, November 18, 2022 - Depart
Saturday, November 19, 2022 - Depart
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - Return

Christmas Break:
Friday, December 16, 2022 - Depart
Saturday, December 17, 2022 - Depart
Sunday, January 15, 2023 - Return

Spring Break:
Friday, March 10, 2023 - Depart
Saturday, March 11, 2023 - Depart
Sunday, March 19, 2023 - Return


Departing Shuttle #1:
Depart JMU at 7:30 a.m.
Arrive at the Amtrak train station at 9:00 a.m. / depart 9:15 a.m.
Arrive at the Greyhound bus station at 9:30 a.m. / depart 9:45 a.m.
Arrive at the CHO airport at 10:15 a.m. / depart 10:30 a.m.

Departing Shuttle #2:
Depart JMU at 12:30 p.m.
Arrive at the CHO airport at 2:00 p.m. / depart 2:15 p.m.
Arrive at the Amtrak train station at 2:45 p.m. / depart 3:00 p.m.
Arrive at the Greyhound bus station at 3:15 p.m. / depart 3:30 p.m.

Return Shuttle #1:
Arrive at the Amtrak train station at 4:30 p.m. / depart 4:45 p.m.
Arrive at the Greyhound bus station at 5:00 p.m. / depart 5:15 p.m.
Arrive at the CHO airport at 5:45 p.m. / depart 6:00 p.m.
Arrive at JMU at 7:30 p.m.

Return Shuttle #2:
Arrive at the Amtrak train station at 9:15 p.m. / depart 9:30 p.m.
Arrive at the Greyhound bus station at 9:45 p.m. / depart 10:00 p.m.
Arrive at the CHO airport at 10:30 p.m. / depart 10:45 p.m.
Arrive at JMU at 12:15 a.m.

Our fares are $35 per shuttle trip.

Note: No open alcohol containers, firearms or smoking allowed on shuttles.

Shuttle Stops:

All trips will start from and return to the JMU bus terminal located at Godwin Hall along the sidewalk across from the University Bookstore. In Charlottesville, each shuttle will stop at the airport CHO; the train station Amtrak and the bus station Greyhound. The driver may skip stops that do not have passengers loading from or departing to. While at each location we will provide up to a 15 minute layover for a loading/unloading period before continuing to the next stop. Reservations will be required to board the shuttle. Individuals without reservations will not be allowed to board.

Refunds or Cancellations:

We understand your travel plans may change. With that in mind, the JMU Shuttle Service has a very simple cancellation policy: please provide us at least 48 hours’ notice prior to your pickup time and we will give you a full refund (credit your account). If the JMU Shuttle Service cancels the shuttle for reasons beyond our control, you will receive a full refund. If you do not cancel at least 48 hours prior to your reservation pickup time or you don’t show up for your shuttle, no refunds will be given. JMU is not responsible for delays or cancellations due to weather, accidents, road construction or other reasons beyond our control.

Luggage Restrictions:

Our luggage policy closely follows that of most airlines. A good rule of thumb is two checked bags and one carry on. If your checked bags exceed 50 pounds or the total dimensions for the checked bags exceed 80 inches (add length + width + height), or if you'll be carrying golf clubs, crate, skis or other large items.

Special Considerations:

If you require special accommodations such as wheelchair access, oversized luggage, or have a service animal, please provide these details when making the reservation.


The JMU Shuttle Service is not responsible for missed connections due to delays of any kind. We will attempt to accurately meet each shuttle schedule listed above as allowed by external conditions. It will be the students’ responsibility to make alternative arrangements if they miss the shuttle departure time or if the shuttle is delayed due to unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, inclement weather, or mechanical problems. The process of registering for this service shows understanding and agreement to all information and conditions stated within this document.

"James Madison University cannot guarantee transportation shuttle departure and arrival times. Passengers are encouraged to allow themselves sufficient travel time to reach their destination. All passengers understand that use of this service is at their own risk."

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