Getting Around Williamsburg

Transportation for organized tours and free time

Transportation for Road Scholar programs

We provide transportation to all scheduled events on chartered buses. To guarantee insurance coverage by Road Scholar you must ride with the transportation provided. No transportation is provided during free time: however we can assist you in finding someone with whom to carpool - please speak to the site coordinator when you arrive.

Aside from a private automobile, you can also get around the Williamsburg area by taxi, rental car, or public bus.

Rental car suggestions:

  • Enterprise: 1-800-325-8007
  • Hertz: 1-800-654-3131
  • Avis: 1-800-831-2847
  • Alamo: 1-800-327-9633
  • Colonial Rent-a-Car: 1-800-899-2271 (located at the train station)

Taxi companies:

  • Williamsburg Limousine Inc: (757) 877-0279
  • Yellow Cab: (757) 722-1111
  • Williamsburg Taxi Service: (757) 221-0004

Williamsburg Area Transport bus service: (757) 259-4093

WAT operates Monday through Saturday, 6:00 am to 10:00 pm during peak summer months, and 6:00 am to 8:00 pm during the off-peak season. Fare is $1.25 for one-way, plus 25 cents to transfer from another line. Maximum one-way trip costs $1.25. Persons who are 60 and over, or disabled with a Medicaid card can ride Transit's Fixed-Route at a half fare of $0.50. Exact fare only accepted, drivers cannot make change.

WAT bus routes cover major area attractions, including Colonial Williamsburg, the College of William and Mary, Busch Gardens, and Prime Outlets shopping center. Numerous hotels, including all Elderhostel hotels, are also on the bus lines.

Visit for more information on bus routes.

NOTE: With a Colonial Williamsburg ticket, you receive unlimited rides on the Colonial Williamsburg shuttle bus, which stops at various points in the historic area and at the CW Visitor Center, where there is ample parking. From April through October, Colonial Williamsburg also operates the Historic Triangle Shuttle, which provides transportation between the CW Visitor Center and Jamestown and Yorktown. However, during free time participants are responsible for getting themselves to the historic area or Visitor Center to take advantage of these shuttles.


Maps of historic Colonial Williamsburg and of greater Williamsburg can be downloaded from Colonial Williamsburg's web site (under the "Learn More" box on the left side of the page).