Looking Ahead: Thanksgiving Transportation

"Mason Shuttle"

This year, Thanksgiving recess will take place November 23-27. While this is an exciting time to spend with friends and families we understand that for some, dealing with traffic on the trip home can detract from the excitement. To help reduce this difficulty, Mason Transportation offers a number of affordable options to help your student make the trip:

Buses from Mason to Regional Cities and Dulles Airport (IAD)
Mason offers affordable transportation to regional cities and Dulles Airport during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Buses and shuttles will start leaving on Tuesday, November 22 and Wednesday, November 23 to Dulles Airport and regional cities and return on Sunday, November 27. For departure times and pickup locations please visit and look for the link 2016 Thanksgiving Shuttle Schedules (Dulles airport and regional cities).

Ridesharing with Zimride
Ridesharing is a great and affordable way to travel home for breaks. Zimride is the University’s free rideshare network for students, staff and faculty. Your student can sign up with their Mason NetID to find others in their area to carpool and save money on gas.

Burke Centre VRE and AMTRAK
Mason’s Burke Centre VRE shuttle travels from the Fairfax campus to the station and students can take a connecting AMTRAK or VRE train from there.

For more information about Thanksgiving transportation please visit or call 703-993-2828. You can also connect with Mason Parking and Transportation on Facebook or Twitter.

Safe travels and Happy Thanksgiving!

Glenn Hiner
Transportation Programs Manager
Parking and Transportation