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The closest Amtrak station to JMU is the Staunton Amtrak station (STA). This station is served by “The Cardinal” train, which runs from Chicago, IL to New York City and includes stops in Richmond, Washington DC (Union Station), Philadelphia, and Newark. To travel between the JMU Campus and the Staunton Amtrak station, students can use the free BRCC shuttle service.

Additional Amtrak service is provided in Charlottesville—this service is more frequent and considered to be more reliable. JMU provides a shuttle bus for Fall, Winter, and Spring Breaks only to the Charlottesville Amtrak station (see REGIONAL AND BREAK TRANSPORTATION).

Daily bus service is available from JMU to Amtrak's Union Station in Washington, D.C. This service is provided by the "Virginia Breeze." Visit for schedules and fare information. 

Students can apply for the Student Advantage Discount Card, which will allow them to receive a 10% discount on rail fare for most Amtrak routes.

To view a full list of regional and break transportation options, click here

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