Parking & Transportation

Transit Passes

In efforts to promote more affordable, convenient and sustainable commuting options, VCU has partnered with GRTC to offer a subsidized transit pass program. All VCU faculty, staff and students are welcome to purchase a GRTC transit pass, which allows you to enjoy unlimited rides on GRTC's local bus service operations. Just show your VCUCard and transit pass when boarding, and you can ride any GRTC bus at any time! To view their schedules and routes, please visit the GRTC Website.

Purchasing a Transit Pass

VCU Parking and Transportation encourages students, faculty and staff to consider using GRTC when traveling around the Richmond Metro area. Both student and employee GRTC transit passes are sold throughout the year. Please note, while passes are available for purchase at any time, costs are NOT pro-rated.


Payment for student passes can be made via cash, credit card or money order. Faculty/staff must qualify for payroll deduction in order to purchase an employee transit pass. There are no returns, exchanges or refunds on transit passes.

Where to Purchase

Student and employee passes can be purchased in-person each Fall, Spring and Summer semester at either parking customer service office, located on the Monroe Park Campus at 1108-A West Broad Street (9am-4:30pm) or 659 N. 8th Street-Eighth Street Deck- (8:30am- 4:30pm) on the MCV Campus.

How to Ride

  • Before boarding, have your transit pass and VCUCard in hand.
  • Upon boarding, swipe your transit pass.
  • Present your VCUCard to the bus driver.
  • Ride away!


In the event your GRTC transit pass becomes inoperable, please bring your pass to either Parking and Transportation customer service office along with your VCUCard. It will be replaced at no additional cost. If your transit pass is lost or stolen, please contact customer service immediately to report. A $25 replacement fee will be assessed to obtain a new transit pass.


For more information on the GRTC transit programs, check the following links for Employees and Students.