Transportation: Getting Around Williamsburg

Public Transportation

The Williamsburg Trolley and Bus Lines provide a low-cost or free (with a W&M ID) method of local transportation. 

For the most up to date information on trolley and bus routes and schedules, visit Williamsburg Area Transit or get transit directions using Google Maps.

Taxi & Rideshares
  • Historic Taxi - (757)-258-7755
  • Williamsburg Taxi - (757)-221-0004
  • Lyft
  • Uber
  • Zipcars are cars that you can rent for a short period of time (a couple of hours to a day).
  • These cars are parked on-campus and are good for local trips, such as to the grocery store.
  • To rent a Zipcar, you must have had your driver’s license for at least one year.
  • You can rent with a foreign license, but if you do so, you may need to provide a translated driving record from your home country. See Zipcar for details.
  • For more information, including how to enroll and current rates, visit WM Zipcar.
Car Rental Agency
  • You can rent a car with a foreign license (they will want to see your passport and W&M ID).
  • You must be at least 21 years old.
  • If you are under 25 years old there will be an additional underage surcharge per day.
  • You are strongly advised to purchase the insurance, as even minor accidents or scrapes can be very expensive without insurance.
  • A SSN is not required to rent a car.
  • You can generally get a cheaper rate with an online reservation: Enterprise-Rent-A-Car or Hertz Car Rental.
Resources for Transportation Options
  • Transportation to Williamsburg: Resources about transportation to Williamsburg including information about airports, shuttles, bus, and trains.
  • W&M Parking and Transportation: Provides information about public transportation, Zipcars, and out of town travel.
  • Oleta Coach Lines: Offers William & Mary students and faculty an easy and inexpensive way of getting to/from Northern Virginia for the scheduled breaks.
  • Student Carpool Facebook Group. A Facebook group managed by W&M students. Requires a W&M email to join the group. Some students use this to seek rides or advertise rides. (Note: This group is not affiliated with W&M and is provided for information purposes only. The Reves Center does not endorse or confirm the accuracy of its content).