Students can save hundreds of dollars per year by not bringing their vehicle to Grounds. With permit prices ranging from $144 to $660 per year, plus maintenance and fuel, it makes sense to consider the transportation alternatives that are available at U.Va and in the surrounding community.
Honk, Honk! Zipcars live at the University of Virginia! Zipcars are available to all University of Virginia students 18+, faculty and staff. Zipcar is wheels when you want them, literally. With Zipcars parked on the Grounds, all you have to do is decide where you want to go and when. Zipcar’s cutting edge technology allows you to reserve online, or on your mobile device, 24/7. Low hourly and daily rates include gas, insurance, and 180 miles per day. Why deal with having a car on campus? Click here for more information.
All students may ride any University Transit Service (UTS) route fare-free. UTS operates several fixed routes designed to get students to virtually all areas of Grounds quickly, safely, and courteously. Please visit the UTS section of this site for more information.
Students may also ride any Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) route for free by showing their valid U.Va ID. CAT provides transportation throughout Charlottesville and into some areas of Albemarle County. Popular destinations include the Downtown Mall, the Fashion Square Mall, Walmart, and movie theaters in Seminole Square and Albemarle Square.
Biking, Walking, and Other Transportation Alternatives
U.Va students have access to several transportation resources in the U.Va area. Visit our Transportation Demand Management (TDM) section for more information about safe cycling, ride sharing, and public transportation.