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Thanksgiving 2018: Transportation in and out of Grounds

UVA Transportation 

On the week of November 19, UTS and Safe Ride will modify service, due to the thanksgiving Holiday. Impacts for specific days are listed on the table below. 


Holiday UTS and Safe Ride service schedule


Traveling Out of Town

Heading home for Thanksgiving? Use UVA's private Zimride network to share the ride!  If you post a new ride at during the month of November you will automatically be entered in the 2018 Zimsgiving Post a Ride Sweepstakes and have a chance to win a $250 Amazon Gift Card or one of nine $50 Amazon Gift Cards.   

There are several options that connect Charlottesville to state and regional transportation networks. 


Charlottesville’s centrally located Amtrak station provides easy access to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Home Ride

Home Ride offers convenient service between the Student Activities Building and Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Hampton. Tickets can be purchsed over the phone, at TJ's locker or the Bookstore.


Greyhound provides affordable and comfortable bus service to cities in Virginia and the surrounding states.


Megabus runs daily service between the Charlottesville Amtrak Station and Washington, DC's Union Station. Two trips are provided on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Friday. One trip per day is provided Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

Starlight Express

Go back and forth to New York City on the Starlight Express, the low-cost, bus that picks up and drops off passengers on West Main Street at the Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) stop at the top of the steps to the Amtrak station.