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Transportation beyond Grounds

Parking & Transportation

 

The city of Charlottesville operates a bus system accessible free of charge to UVa students with a student ID. Charlottesville Area Transit provides service Monday through Saturday from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. to the major shopping areas in Charlottesville and to the downtown area.

CAT also provides a free trolley service Monday through Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to midnight. The trolley runs directly to the Downtown Mall from the University area.

For more information
http://www.charlottesville.org/catchthecat

 

Home Ride of Virginia

This independently owned bus service provides weekend and holiday transportation for college students to Northern Virginia, Richmond, and the Tidewater area in eastern Virginia. Tickets can be bought at the UVa Bookstore or at TJ’s Locker at the Aquatic and Fitness Center.

For more information
http://www.homeride.com/info-uva.html

 

Car Sharing with Zipcar

UVa and Car Sharing with Zipcar, the world’s largest car-sharing service, provide car-sharing services on Grounds. Self-service Zipcars are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reservations include gas, insurance, 180 free miles, and roadside assistance. To sign up for Zipcar, see the website.

For more information
http://www.zipcar.com/uva

 

Ride Sharing with Zimride

Parking and Transportation offers free online ride matching through software called Zimride, an easy way to share the seats in a car with UVa friends, classmates, and coworkers. UVa Zimride requires a UVa secure log-in. For more information, see www.zimride.virginia.edu.

Air Transportation

The Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO) is a non-hub, commercial service airport offering flights daily to and from several major U.S. cities. The airport is located eight miles north of Charlottesville and one mile west of Route 29 on Airport Road.

For more information
http://www.gocho.com
434.973.8342

CHO is served by the following airlines:

  • Delta Air Lines
    Daily nonstop flights to Atlanta, New York La Guardia, and points beyond.
    www.delta.com
  • American Airlines
    Daily nonstop flights to Chicago, New York, and points beyond.
    www.aa.com
  • United Airlines
    Daily nonstop flights to Washington Dulles and points beyond.
    www.united.com
  • US Airways
    Daily nonstop flights to Philadelphia, Charlotte, and points beyond.
    www.usairways.com

Ground Transportation

Train

Amtrak
810 West Main Street
1.800.872.7245
www.amtrak.com
Note: Especially convenient for students, Amtrak Virginia offers a daily, one-seat ride between Charlottesville and points as far north as Boston (and as far south as Lynchburg, Va.).

Buses

Greyhound
310 West Main Street
1.800.231.2222 or 434.295.5131
www.greyhound.com

NYC Shuttle
Special-amenities bus service between Charlottesville and New York City
434.295.0782
www.nycshuttle.com