Hampton Roads Transit makes it easy for people to 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 provides bus service throughout the year as well as a trolley service (VB Wave) on the Virginia Beach oceanfront during the summer season. Hampton Roads Transit provided more than 14 million passenger trips in 2017, and currently serves passengers via 72 routes. See all bus routes.
Metro Area Express or MAX is our regional express service connecting commuters to cities across Hampton Roads. MAX buses are an economical, stress-free, fast ride to work. Enjoy comfortable reclining seats, luggage racks, reading lamps, and free wifi. See all MAX routes.
Peninsula Commuter Service
HRT provides express bus service to some of the Peninsula’s major employers, such as the Newport News Shipyard, Canon, and Oakland Industrial Park in Newport News. This service operates Monday through Friday. See all Peninsula Commuter Service routes.
The Tide is Virginia’s first light rail system. Opened for service in Norfolk on August 19, 2011, The Tide extends 7.4 miles from the Eastern Virginia Medical Center complex east through downtown Norfolk and adjacent to I-264 to Newtown Road. See the light rail stations, and bus connections. Station schedules are available on the Routes page.
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.
Hampton Roads Transit operates three 150-passenger ferries on the Elizabeth River between Norfolk and Portsmouth. They’re fast, economical and offer a unique view of the waterfront. See the ferry route.
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.
Bus Bridge Service
During regular service hours when the Elizabeth River Ferry is unexpectedly taken out of service, a bus bridge will be available for customers. Bus service will occur every 20-25 minutes based on traffic conditions. Buses will be noted as “Shuttle” in the destination signage on the front of the bus.
Bus Bridge Locations
Sign up for the Guaranteed Ride Program, a service provided by the TRAFFIX division of Hampton Roads Transit. This program provides a reliable ride back to your point-of-origin in case you have to work late, leave early, or have an emergency and are unable to catch the MAX. Some restrictions may apply.
For the comfort and convenience of our certified customers with disabilities, Hampton Roads Transit provides an origin-to-destination service. Find out about Paratransit service.
HRT will take you to the ballgame by bus, light rail, and ferry! Check the Harbor Park game schedule at norfolktides.com.