Welcome to The Smart Way

The Smart Way is a commuter bus service that links the Roanoke Valley to the New River Valley. The service begins in downtown Roanoke at Valley Metro's Campbell Court Transportation Center and ends at the Virginia Tech Squires Student Center. The route from the New River Valley to the Roanoke Valley is the exact reverse.

Free copies of the Roanoke Times are available for our passengers to enjoy while riding the Smart Way Bus. They are available on a first come, first served basis.

Alerts & Delays

Alerts & Delays

Please be aware that detors and inclement weather may change schedules at anytime. Please check back for updates. Learn More

Smart Way Connector

The Smart Way Connector is a bus service that connects to the AMTRAK Train Station in Lynchburg while servicing the New River Valley, Roanoke Valley, and Bedford. Learn More


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Get the lastest traffic info from VDOT.


Get the lastest weather report from WDBJ7


Amtrak rail customers can make reservations (bus & rail) from two origins of travel... Learn More


Traveling to the Airport?

Plan ahead to leave early so you don't miss your flight due to possible traffic delays on I-81. If traveling back to the airport on a Sunday, don't forget to request an "Airport Transfer". Check out our link for additional information.

NOTE: This does NOT pertain to the Smart Way Connector (AMTRAK connection)

Valley Metro

Valley Metro is the public transportation provider serving the Roanoke Valley. Learn More

Trip Planner

Google Transit

e.g. 1108 Campbell Ave. SE, Roanoke

e.g. Valley View Mall
Trip planning data is maintained using GTFS Manager from Trillium.