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For information on local transportation in Harrisonburg, visit the "Transportation at JMU" site

Distance from...

Washington, DC 130 miles (~2 hrs)

New York City 350 miles (~5 hrs)

Nearest airport (SHD) 17 miles (~20 mins)

Nearest train (Amtrak) 30 miles (30 mins)

Car rental (Zipcar) - on campus

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From out of state without a car? It's easy to get home!

JMU operates a shuttle service to and from the Charlottesville airport, Amtrak station and Greyhound bus station for JMU students prior to and returning from Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring breaks. Tickets are $35 and reservations are required. Learn More.

NEW - Daily Shuttle to Washington, DC

Launching December 1, 2017, a new intercity bus service called the Virginia Breeze will run from Blacksburg, Va to Washington DC’s Union Station with stops in Lexington, Harrisonburg (JMU), Front Royal, and Dulles Airport. Learn More.

Admissions visitors who have a scheduled visit should follow parking directions and information provided in their visit confirmation email, as parking locations can vary from day to day. Visitors may sign up for an Admissions visit or may obtain a parking pass at the Madison Hall welcome desk at 100 E. Grace St. Handicap accessible parking is available in front of Madison Hall.

Visitors to campus for any other reason can get a pass from Parking Services in the Champions Drive Parking Deck (280 Champions Dr.).

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