Home Ride at James Madison University
Providing a safe, convenient, economical way to get home.


Home Ride charters safe, comfortable buses operated by professional drivers. You can sleep, study, or just relax without worrying about who is at the wheel.


Home Ride is a bus service designed for college students so our schedule fits your needs. Generally, we leave JMU on Friday afternoons and return on Sunday nights. We also make special runs for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring break, to fit the university calendar.

All trips start from and return to the JMU Bookstore. Our buses stop along the sidewalk between the Bookstore building and Godwin Hall. Our stop in Northern Virginia is at Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax county. In Charlottesville, we stop at the Student Activities Building at UVA; in Richmond, at the James Cabell Library at VCU; in Hampton, near the Outback Steakhouse at Peninsula Town Center Mall.

Going north, we leave JMU at 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM, and/or 7:00 PM Fridays and arrive at Fairfax at 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and/or 9:00 PM. We do not run at all three times on our less-busy weekends, so please call to ask about specific dates. The return trip leaves Fairfax at 5:30 PM Sunday and reaches JMU at 7:30 PM.

Going east, we leave JMU at 3:00 PM most Fridays and reach Charlottesville at 4:15 PM, Richmond at 6:00 PM, and Hampton at 7:30 PM. The return trip leaves Hampton at 4:30 PM Sunday, Richmond at 6:00 PM, Charlottesville at 7:30 PM, and arrives back at JMU at 9:00 PM.


Our fare is just $82 round-trip or $48 one-way to Northern Virginia, $59/$35 to Charlottesville, $87/$51 to Richmond, or $109/$64 to Hampton. We also offer discount packages to people interested in buying several tickets at once.

Home Ride of Virginia
620 North Main Street Suite 304
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 953-2266
(800) 553-6644