Smart Way Express

Smart Way Express

The Smart Way Express(SWX) is a commuter bus service operated by Valley Metro. The Smart Way Express connects the Virginia Tech main campus in Blacksburg with the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute (VTCRI) on the Roanoke campus. Buses are equipped with WiFi and bicycle racks. All buses are ADA accessible.

The service is available on a first-come, first-served basis (at no cost) to anyone with a valid ID from Virginia Tech, Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine or Research Institute, or Jefferson College of Health Sciences.

*** The general public is required to pay a four dollar fare.

The new schedule can be found here.

The Smart Way Express buses pick-up and drop-off passengers at:

  • Goodwin Circle
  • ICTAS (1075 Life Sciences Circle)
  • ILSB (1981 Kraft Dr.)
  • RB 26 (2270 Kraft Dr.)
  • Exit 118 (Park and Ride)
  • VTCRI (1 Riverside Circle)

Please visit or call 540-382-2222 for more information.

Smart Way Express Schedule

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* ILSB - Integrated Life Sciences Building, 1981 Kraft Dr.
^ RB26 - Research Bulding #26, 2270 Kraft Dr.