Make sure to refer yourself to the university's transportation webpage to obtain an extensive and detailed list of on- and off-campus transportation options.

What are the nearest airports?

Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD)

  • Location: Weyers Cave, VA
  • Distance from campus: About 30 minutes.
  • Note from ISSS: This airport provides a
    shuttle service to and from its airport.
    You can register and pay online at the airport's website. 
Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Logo

Dulles International Airport (IAD)

  • Location: Dulles, VA (but often referred to as a Washington D.C. airport)
  • Distance from campus: About two hours.
  • Note from ISSS: Make sure NOT to confuse this airport with Dallas Airport in Texas.
Dulles International Airport logo

Charlottesville/Albemarle Airport (CHO)

  • Location: Charlottesville, VA
  • Distance from campus: About one hour.
  • Note from ISSS: We do NOT recommend this airport UNLESS you have an easy and convenient way to get there or to JMU.
How can I get around Harrisonburg?
  • The Virginia Breeze Megabus features free Wi-Fi, in-seat power outlets, and other amenities. Daily rides are available from JMU (bookstore) to Dulles Airport and the Amtrak station in Washington D.C.
  • To travel in Harrisonburg, use the bus system.
  • Uber/Lyft and taxi companies may end up being your second best option. Ask for group rates when traveling with your friends.

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