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.

HRT bus service
HRT light rail service
HRT ferry service


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.

Light Rail

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.


Hampton Roads Transit operates three 150-passenger 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.


The MAX — or Metro Area Express — is a regional express service connecting transit commuters on a city-to-city basis. It offers an economical, fast ride to work. Choose MAX, and spend less on gas and help the environment. Make your commute the best part of your day!


Hampton Roads Transit’s TRAFFIX program promotes many transportation alternatives to commuters including carpool matching, van leasing, telecommuting and many more!


For the comfort and convenience of our certified customers with disabilities, Hampton Roads Transit provides an origin-to-destination service. To begin the eligibility process, call 877-ADA-RIDE (877-232-7433) or go to:

VB Wave and Bayfront Shuttle

Hampton Roads Transit’s VB Wave trolley and Bayfront shuttle services are an easy way to get around the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Rudee Inlet or even reach First Landing State Park along the Chesapeake Bay to walk the trails. Hop on board, kick back and let us do the driving.

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, Canon and the Newport News Shipyard in Newport News. Service operates Monday through Friday.

Google Trip Planner

Use the Google Trip Planner on our homepage to design 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 Trip Planner will let you know where to catch the bus, what routes to use, and how much the fare will cost. The itinerary is easy to print and take with you on the go.