New Daily Bus Route Connects JMU to Blacksburg and DC's Union Station


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Scheduled to launch December 1, 2017, a new intercity bus service called the Virginia Breeze will run from Virginia Tech’s campus in Blacksburg, Va to Washington D.C.’s Union Station with stops in Lexington, Harrisonburg, Front Royal, and Dulles Airport.

Thanks to a partnership between the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and Coach USA, the same company that owns Megabus, the Virginia Breeze connects rural Virginia communities with the national bus network and other major travel corridors in the Commonwealth.

This new bus service features 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.

Additional stops along the Virginia Breeze route include:

  • Virginia Tech’s Squires Student Center
  • Christiansburg’s Falling Branch Park and Ride
  • Lexington’s Food Lion in Stonewall Square
  • Staunton’s Martin’s on Richmond Ave.
  • Harrisonburg’s Godwin Transit Center at JMU
  • Front Royal’s Crooked Run Park and Ride
  • Dulles International Airport
  • West Falls Church Metro
  • Union Station in D.C.

More detailed route information can be found here

Tickets may be purchased online with prices ranging from $15-$50, depending on the day of the week and time of year. 

These 56-seat passenger buses include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, a restroom, and plenty of baggage and seating room.

Click here for more details on tickets, bus amenities, baggage restrictions, and parking. 

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Published: Saturday, November 25, 2017

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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