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We won’t sugarcoat it.

Driving around and parking on Virginia Tech’s campus is not a walk in the park. What is a walk in the park is walking or biking around campus, and using the bus system and other forms of alternative transportation. Follow Alternative Transportation on Twitter for regular updates on traveling on campus.

Blacksburg Transit bus

Blacksburg Transit buses are awesome for getting around town—it basically goes wherever you’d want to go. All bus schedules are online to make sure you’re not late to the bus stop. Check out the schedule and maps—with your Hokie Passport, you can go anywhere and everywhere for free!

If you bring a car with you to campus, you’ll need to register it with Parking Services and purchase a university parking permit. Buy one online after August 10 or get it at their office when you get to campus. Make sure you check out the different options for passes. The Parking Quick Guide has all you need to know about having your car at Virginia Tech. In fact, check out our Commuter Alternatives Program!

Biking is a popular way to get around at Virginia Tech, and bikeshare, bike racks, and Fix-It Stations are provided throughout campus and at residence halls. For bike parking locations and designated bike routes and trails, check out the campus bike map. You’ll have to register your bike like you’d register your car, but bike registrations are free! Need help working on your bike? Check out the Hokie Bike Hub or visit an on-campus Fix-It Station.

No need to be nervous about coming to campus without a car! You can take advantage of a wide range of regional, statewide, and out-of-state transportation options that will get you to Roanoke, Northern Virginia, and far beyond. Virginia Tech also has a ride sharing program on campus. Contact the Alternative Transportation Department at or 540-231-2116 with any questions.

Check out the Heads Up Hokies campaign, aimed at reminding Hokies to pay attention when traveling around campus.

Students walking on campus

When you’ve got friends or family visiting you at school, make sure they know to get a visitor parking permit!