Mason Family Flash

Preparing for your student’s Thanksgiving transportation

Mason ShuttleThis year, Thanksgiving recess will take place November 22-26. While this is an exciting time to spend with friends and family, we understand that dealing with traffic on the trip home can detract from your student’s excitement. Mason Transportation outlines a number of affordable options below to help your student make the trip.

Buses from Mason to Dulles Airport (IAD) and Regional Cities
Mason offers affordable transportation to Dulles Airport and regional cities for the Thanksgiving holiday. Destinations include Charlottesville, Christiansburg, Hampton, Norfolk, and Richmond in Virginia, as well as Philadelphia and New York. Buses and shuttles will leave on Tuesday, November 21 to Dulles Airport and regional cities and return on Sunday, November 26. For a complete list of destinations, departure times, and pickup locations, visit and look for the link titled 2017 Thanksgiving Transportation Schedule.

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 the area with whom 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 Burke train station, and students can take a connecting AMTRAK or VRE train from there. Burke is on the VRE Manassas line.

For more information about Thanksgiving transportation, visit or call (703) 993-2828. You can also connect with Mason Parking and Transportation via social media.

• Mason Shuttles: @MasonShuttles
• Mason Parking: @MasonParking

Mason Parking and Transportation

Janet Walker
Programs Manager
Transportation and Parking Services