Transit

Bristol Virginia Transit is currently providing regular, fixed-route service.

The East Bristol Route currently operates from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm with no service breaks during the day. The Department of Social Services on Bristol East Road is now a permanent stop on the East Bristol bus route. If you need to visit DSS before 10 AM, you may take the Walmart bus and be dropped off at DSS upon request. If you need to take the East Bristol Route to work before 10:00 am, please call us at least one day in advance to schedule an appointment.

Face coverings are required to be worn over both the nose and mouth and must remain on during the entire trip.

For more information, call (276) 645-7384.


Available Services


The City of Bristol, Virginia, Transit System offers fixed-route service with convenient pickup and drop-off points along the routes, including:
  • Most businesses near Exit 7
  • Super Wal-Mart
  • Kroger
  • Food City stores

Note: Bristol, Tennessee accepts Bristol, Virginia tokens.


Bus Route Service
Three buses operate five days a week and cover more than 400 miles a day, with both programs offering convenient, inexpensive transportation to key locations. Download a map of the routes.

All Bristol, Virginia, Transit buses arrive, depart from, and return to the Downtown Transfer Center in the 800 block of State Street next to the Farmers Market.

ADA Services


Services are available for persons unable to use the regular bus services. Bristol Transit provides origin to destination service in accordance with Federal Transit Administration regulations. Persons must be certified as specified by ADA guidelines. Bristol Transit provides the necessary forms for individuals who qualify. For more details, please call (276) 645-7384.

Bristol Virginia Transit does not run on City holidays. The following holidays are observed by the City of Bristol Virginia:
New Years Day, January 1
Martin Luther King Day, third Monday in January
Presidents' Day, third Monday in February
Memorial Day, last Monday in May
Juneteenth, June 19
Independence Day, July 4
Labor Day, first Monday in September
Columbus Day, second Monday in October
Veterans Day, November 11
Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November
The day following Thanksgiving, fourth Friday in November
Christmas Eve Day, December 24
Christmas Day, December 25
Holidays falling on Saturday will be observed on the preceding Friday and those holidays falling on Sunday will be observed on the following Monday.

If Christmas Day falls on Saturday, Christmas Eve will be observed on the preceding Thursday. If Christmas Day falls on Sunday or Monday, Christmas Eve will be observed on the preceding Friday, unless some other day is specified by the governor of the commonwealth for observation of Christmas Eve by state employees, in which event, such other day as so designated by the governor shall be observed as the Christmas Eve holiday by the city also.

Customer Service Goals


All transit buses are accessible and we strive to offer our customers the most convenient and pleasant riding experience possible. Clean, well-maintained buses are an affordable alternative to walking or driving, and our courteous staff tries to meet the special needs of the passengers.