Afton Express: Your Safe & Affordable Commuter Bus.
Afton Express is a new route of BRITE and provides public commuter bus transportation between Staunton, Waynesboro, Fishersville, Charlottesville and the Fifth Street Station in Albemarle County. Free Wi-fi, comfortable seating and affordable pricing make it a smart choice for individuals commuting over Afton Mountain.
Afton Express Annual Survey
We invite you to complete our annual survey to help us better understand your experience with the Afton Express transit service.
Your answers will be used to inform future decisions about the service, such as potential expansions, changes to routes or stops, and additional features that may improve service.
To encourage riders to complete the survey, we’re giving away prizes. Complete the survey between now and December 15th and be entered to win an Amazon Kindle, Apple Airpods, free farecards, and more!
A single trip is $3.00 each way and can be paid with exact change when boarding. For regular commuters, a cost savings fare card is available for $25 for a total of 10 rides. Fare cards may be purchased directly from the bus driver. All passengers must pay a fare.
UVA employees may purchase fare cards at an additional discount through the UVA Parking and Transportation Office. Visit https://parking.virginia.edu/ for more information.
The Afton Express service operates Monday through Friday during peak commute times. Stops include:
Our Route Gives You Options.
Board and disembark Afton Express at easily accessible stops in Staunton, Waynesboro, Fishersville and Charlottesville to connect with other transit providers to get to your final destination. Stops in Staunton, Fishersville and Waynesboro are conveniently located at Park & Ride lots for easy, free, all-day parking options. Afton Express buses are equipped with bike racks to safely transport your bike.
We Respect All Who Ride.
Afton Express welcomes all riders by providing friendly service and safe transportation. Buses are equipped with ADA compliant lifts and our drivers assist passengers in mobility devices. The Afton Express follows Title VI of the Civil Rights Law of 1964 and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Creating a safe environment that is free of discrimination for all who ride is a key tenet of our service.
Created By Our Community To Serve Our Community.
After recognizing the need for public transportation over Afton Mountain, area leaders and stakeholders collaborated to create an effective, long-term solution. Afton Express is made possible by a planning and funding partnership between Central Shenandoah and Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commissions, University of Virginia, Virginia Department of Rail & Public Transportation, Cities of Staunton, Waynesboro, and Charlottesville, and Counties of Augusta and Albemarle.
Guarantee Your Ride Home.
RideShare’s Guaranteed Ride Home Program (GRH) may assist Afton Express riders with a ride home from work if the unexpected happens. Eligible GRH participants are those that:
- Take an alternative form of transportation (carpool/vanpool, transit, or bike) at least 2 days
- Are employed full-time or permanent part-time; and
- Register with the RideShare program.
Qualifying rides include: you or an immediate family member has a sudden illness/injury/emergency at home, you are asked by your supervisor to work unscheduled overtime that will result in you missing your ride. All GRH trips must be unscheduled and unexpected to be eligible
For more information on the program or to register please visit the GRH website.
Record Your Greener Trips & Earn Rewards.
Begin earning rewards for commuting on the Afton Express! Download the app to your smart phone or mobile device or create an online account to record your greener trips, track the money saved and emissions prevented, and collect RideShare points and rewards. Redeem points for restaurant coupons, retailer discounts, and tickets to shows and attractions. It is free and easy to use.