Transportation Services

The following listings are provided for information only. The University does not endorse any particular transport provider. For information on the nearest airports, train stations and bus stations, visit our Getting Here page.

University Shuttle Service

The W&L Traveller program resumes shuttle service for the 2020-21 academic year to/from the Roanoke Airport and the East Falls Church Transit Center in Arlington, VA., with easy connections to Washington DC and Baltimore area airports. Shuttles are available for W&L students only. If you have questions, please contact Laura Campbell.

For returning students, the shuttle pickup dates are below.  You can select AM or PM pickup.  AM is 8:30 a.m. and PM is 1:30 PM.  Please remember to book your travel to allow for your arrival to coincide with the predetermined timeframe communicated to you by Student Affairs.

Approved early move-in, i.e. Residence Life leadership, International Students, etc.

  • Monday, August 10
  • Tuesday, August 11
  • Wednesday, August 12

First year student and pre-orientation move-in:

  • Thursday, August 13
  • Friday, August 14
  • Saturday, August 15
  • Sunday, August 16
  • Monday, August 17
  • Tuesday, August 18
  • Wednesday, August 19

Upper-Division student move-in:

  • Thursday, August 20 
  • Friday, August 21
  • Saturday, August 22

If you wish to utilize the airport shuttle service, fill out the form located here. A shuttle fee of $15 is charged for each trip. An additional $15 fee is added for any changes after your initial confirmation. All fees are processed through the Business Office on your student account. Please be aware of the following:

  • Cancellations must be made 24 hours before the scheduled trip; failure to do so will result in a $100 cancellation fee each way.
  • To be guaranteed a seat, reservations must be made at least 72 hours before the requested shuttle trip.

Shuttle transport at the end of the fall semester will be posted soon.  Please check back for more information.

The Maury Express

The Maury Express is a public transit service that serves Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County. It operates Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Riders pay a fare of 50 cents upon boarding, except Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute students, who ride free upon presentation of a valid student ID card.

Schedule and route maps

Virginia Breeze

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation is teaming up with Megabus to launch bus service between Blacksburg and Washington, D.C., with a handful of stops in between, including Lexington. The route will start on Dec. 1, 2017, running daily between Blackburg and Washington, D.C. The bus stops at the Food Lion in Stonewall Square heading north at 9:45 am and heading south at 2:00 pm.

Taxis in Lexington

Pickups to and from Roanoke may be arranged.

Car Rentals - Lexington

Must return car to Lexington.

Car Rentals - Roanoke Airport

Must return car to Roanoke Airport

Transportation Services

Transport services are available to and from airports, train stations and other locations; these services require advance reservations.

NYC Shuttle

The NYC Shuttle travels between New York City and Charlottesville three days per week. There is a full schedule available on their website. (434) 295-0782