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Several companies operate chartered motor coaches that serve the JMU campus, providing routes that connect to Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania on weekends and during academic breaks. These buses are equipped for long-haul use and are typically equipped with restrooms, Wifi, improved seating, and luggage storage space. Each service provider is operated independently from JMU. Taxi and Shuttles can also provide connections to airports and information can be found here. For a complete list of regional and break transportation options, click here

Bus Amtrak Airport Service

The "Virginia Breeze" provides daily coach bus service from JMU to the Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Amtrak's Union Station in Washington, D.C. Currently, the northbound "Virginia Breeze" bus departs from JMU at Godwin Hall at 11:15 a.m., arriving at Dulles Airport at 1:30 p.m. and Union Station at 2:30 p.m. In addition to accessing Amtrak train travel at Union Station, interline bus tickets with Megabus can be purchased online, and Megabus connections can be made at Union Station. This service provides connecting services to many major U.S. cities, including Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston.

The southbound "Virginia Breeze" departs from Amtrak's Union Station at 9:20 a.m. and Dulles Airport at 10:35 a.m., arriving at JMU at 12:40 p.m. The southbound bus then continues on to Staunton, Lexington, Blacksburg, and Christiansburg. Extra buses are added on Fridays and Sundays.

Tickets may be purchased online.

The "Virginia Breeze" 56-seat passenger buses include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, a restroom, and plenty of baggage and seating room. All buses are ADA accessible. Visit for more information on routes, tickets, amenities, luggage restrictions, and parking.

Abbott Home Ride

This service will operate during Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring breaks.

The buses feature several amenities including Wi-Fi, electric plugs at each seat, DVD players, Satellite TV, restroom, seat belts, reclining seats, and overhead storage.

The buses will depart from Godwin Hall on Friday afternoons at 5:00 PM and stop at Charlottesville, Richmond, and Hampton. They will return on Sundays and arrive back at JMU at 9:00 PM.

For more information, please click here, or to purchase a ticket please call Abbott at 800-433-1111.


CollegeTransit has been transporting JMU students home for the holidays for over 25 years. Departing directly from the JMU campus for Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Breaks – destinations include Allentown (PA), Morris Plains (NJ), Tetorboro (NJ), and Huntington (NY). CollegeTransit buses are outfitted with restrooms, TVs, DVD players, and usually power outlets as well as WiFi.

Buses typically leave campus on the Friday of the break at 2 pm.

Visit for specific schedule information and reservations. You can also email or call/text at 703-249-9568


BreakShuttle also provides students with coach bus service during academic breaks serving major metropolitan areas, including Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York City. Break Shuttle uses motorcoaches equipped with WiFi, TV, and bathrooms. Tickets can be purchased at


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