Hampton Roads Transit makes it easy for people get around Hampton Roads using bus, light rail and ferry. Learn more about our services that you can use to get to work, school, shopping and entertainment.
Hampton Roads Transit serves the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. To find which one of our bus routes serves your area, download our system map or search by city.
- System Map (Southside)
- System Map (Peninsula)
- Newport News
- Virginia Beach
Light Rail Service
The Tide, Virginia’s first light rail system, opened for service in Norfolk on August 19, 2011. It extends 7.4 miles from the Eastern Virginia Medical Center complex east through downtown Norfolk and adjacent to I-264 to Newtown Road. Eleven stations provide access to dining, shopping and entertainment as well as the Norfolk State University and Tidewater Community College (Norfolk) campuses. There are five park-and-ride lots where parking is always free. Click here to learn more about The Tide.
Hampton Roads Transit operates three 150-passenger paddlewheel ferries on the Elizabeth River between Norfolk and Portsmouth. They travel between North Landing and High Street in Portsmouth and the Waterside festival marketplace in downtown Norfolk. They’re fast, economical and offer a unique view of the river and the waterfront. Ferries operate every 30 minutes with 15-minute service during the summer at peak times on weekends. Schedules are subject to change based on operating situations (weather, mechanical problems, etc.). The ferry is wheelchair accessible and allows boarding passengers to walk on with their bicycles. Click here to learn more about the Paddlewheel Ferry.
Hampton Roads Transit’s TRAFFIX program promotes many transportation alternatives to commuters including carpool matching, van leasing, telecommuting and many more! Click here to learn more about TRAFFIX.
The MAX, or Metro Area Express, is the first regional express service connecting all of Hampton Roads. It offers commuters, an economical, stress-free, fast ride to work. By choosing The MAX, you will spend less on gas and help the environment. Make your commute the best part of your day! Click here to learn more about The MAX.
For the comfort and convenience of our certified customers with disabilities, Hampton Roads Transit provides a curb-to-curb lift-equipped van service. To learn more about Handi-Ride, click here.
The VB Wave is the easiest way to get around the Virginia Beach resort area during the summer. Riding the shuttle is fun and inexpensive. So sit back, relax and let us do the driving. Click here to learn more about the VB Wave.
Peninsula Commuter Service
Hampton Roads Transit provides express bus service to some of the Peninsula’s major employment destinations, such as the ARC and Copeland Industrial Park in Hampton and the Oakland Industrial Park, Cannon and the Newport News Shipyard in Newport News. Service operates Monday through Friday. Click here to learn more about the Peninsula Commuter Service.
Google Trip Planner
Use our Google Trip Planner and get a custom transit itinerary in less than a minute! All you need to do is enter your origin and destination addresses along with your pickup or arrival time and the Google Trip Planner will let you know where to catch the bus, what routes to use and how much the fare would be. The itinerary is easy to print and take with you on the go. Let the Google Trip Planner plan your next trip!