Transportation

Elizabeth River Ferry

Bus, ferry, trolley or train – experience a regional transportation network that offers one smooth ride.

Hampton Roads Transit, operates the region’s public transportation system.

The Elizabeth River Ferry offers a scenic river crossing between Norfolk and Portsmouth. The 150-passenger paddlewheel boats operate every 30 minutes. During peak weekend hours between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you can catch a ride every 15 minutes.

The Tide, Virginia’s first light rail system, opened for service in Norfolk on August 19, 2011. It extends 7.4 miles from the Eastern Virginia Medical Center complex east through downtown Norfolk and adjacent to I-264 to Newtown Road. Walk or bike to restaurants, shopping and entertainment as well as Norfolk State University and Tidewater Community College (Norfolk) campuses.