Amtrak SmartWay Connector Service

The Amtrak SmartWay Connector is a bus service that serves the New River Valley, Roanoke Valley, Bedford, and Lynchburg, with connections to Blacksburg Transit (during school year only), Smart Way Commuter, Roanoke Valley Metro, Greater Lynchburg Transit and Amtrak.

Schedule
On Monday through Thursday, the service begins in downtown Roanoke at the Roanoke Civic Center (Lot C) and ends at the Kemper Amtrak Station in Lynchburg, VA. Free parking is available at the Roanoke Civic Center in Lot C between the parking cones only as others my be towed. On the weekends, the service begins in Blacksburg, VA at the Virginia Tech's Squires Student Center and ends at the Kemper Amtrak Station in Lynchburg, VA.

For specific Amtrak Smartway Connector bus stop locations, please see the schedule chart for arrival and departure times available online. Please call 540-982-2222 if you have questions.

Fares
  1. Regular fare - $4 one way
  2. Discount half fare - $2 one way (pending qualifications)
  3. Children 5 and under ride free with a paying adult
Exact fare only. Driver will not make change.

Qualifications
  • For Medicare cardholders, person’s age 65 or older and /or disabled persons, with proper discount fare eligibility identification (our Valley Metro Photo ID). You may apply in person at our administration office for our discount photo ID card that will entitle you to pay our discount fares.
Amtrak SmartWay Connector tickets are available through Valley Metro’s Campbell Court Transfer Station at 17-31 West Campbell Avenue Southwest, Valley Metro’s Administrative Offices at 1108 Campbell Avenue Southeast, or through the mail (Valley Metro, P.O Box. 13247, Roanoke, VA 24032). Credit cards are not accepted.