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.
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.
The Afton Express service operates Monday through Friday during peak commute times. Stops include:
Fishersville Park and Ride - 51 Ivy Ridge Lane
Staunton Mall - Frontier Drive/JCPenney
Waynesboro Park and Ride - Town Center
UVA - Bavaro Hall
UVA - Moore Health Sciences Library
Charlottesville – W. Main at 7 th St (Amtrak)
Charlottesville – Downtown Transit Center
Albemarle County – 5th Street Station
Albemarle County – Wegmans
Inclement Weather Notifications.
Our inclement weather plan is designed to keep our passengers and employees safe when roads are dangerous. We run our scheduled routes when conditions are clear, but sometimes adjust our routes or cancel our services when roads are dangerous and icy. When we make changes to our regularly scheduled routes, we will post or announce those changes to the following outlets:
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
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.