​​​​​​​​​​​Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) is the public transportation provider for the region. In Virginia Beach​, HRT operates several bus routes and the VB Wave. Wave shuttles are an easy way to get around the Virginia Beach oceanfront and make stops along Atlantic Avenue, the Virginia Aquarium, Ocean Breeze Water Park, the Holiday Trav-L-Park and the KOA campgrounds on General Booth Boulevard and the Shops at Hilltop.

Bus Service is Doubling: 

Virginia Beach is currently in the process of doubling bus services — going from 110,000 hours a year to 229,000 hours a year. This includes adding two new bus lines, running buses more often during the day and expanding service on nights and weekends. 

New and Enhanced Routes:

 ​Route 38

​Route 38 will offer north-south service between the Witchduck Station and Greenbrier Mall, through the highly populated areas of Kempsville and Centerville.

 Route 39

Route 39 will run from Sentara Princess Anne Hospital to the Oceanfront via Lynnhaven Mall.  This route will replace parts of Route 29 and will increase service on Route 32 with all-day, year-round service. 

 Existing Route Improvements

Starting in 2019 (in coordination with light rail service), buses will also run more often on existing routes during weekdays and weekends, and some routes will have longer hours.

The light rail line will be the east-west backbone of the public transit system. Buses will feed into light rail at designated stations.


Right now, only 5 percent of the more than 500 bus stops in Virginia Beach have shelters. But that’s about to change. The City Council has approved $668,000 to build 24 new bus shelters in 2016 and 2017 doubling the number of shelters throughout the city.

​Regional funding in 2021 is also scheduled to add another nearly $400,000 toward bus stop improvements in Virginia Beach, including even more new shelters.