Monarch Transit

Fixed-Route Shuttle Services

Monarch Transit is ODU's shuttle service, providing FREE fixed-route bus service to all Students, Faculty and Staff with a current ODU ID.

The shuttles stop at all University academic areas, residence halls, parking locations and athletic fields. Off-campus stops to local popular commercial destinations are available on weekends. To ride Monarch Transit, please have your ODU ID Card ready for rider verification.

Check 'Shuttle Routes & Schedules' below, or on the Transloc app from your phone. For more information about policies and features, see 'Shuttle Information' below.

If you have any questions or issues with Monarch Transit, contact Transportation & Parking Services by phone at 757-683-4358 or by email at monarchtransit@odu.edu between the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.

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Shuttle Information

At this time, for the safety and health of the Monarch community, only current ODU students, faculty, and staff may ride the shuttle. A valid ODU ID Card must be presented upon boarding the shuttle.

  • Face masks must be worn at all times.
  • A valid ODU ID Card must be presented to the driver upon boarding.
  • No smoking onboard.
  • No drinking or eating allowed; all food must be stored.
  • No belligerent or unsafe behavior.
  • No luggage or possessions too large to fit in a rider's lap.
  • Only service animals are allowed onboard.
  • You may ride with your bike. All of the shuttles have a bike rack on the front.

  • ODU ID Card Required to Ride
  • Video & Audio Recording
  • Grab Bars for Balance
  • Daily Vehicle Pre-Checks
  • CDL Licensed Drivers

All Monarch Transit shuttle buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts located towards the rear of the vehicles. Shuttle drivers operate the lift and assist with boarding.

Planning an event? The ODU Transportation Fleet of shuttle buses, vans and professional drivers are available for hire for ODU related activities. Visit Event Parking Services for more information.

Lose something? Call Transportation and Parking Services at 757-683-4358 or email monarchtransit@odu.edu to inquire about Lost & Found items.

Shuttle Routes & Schedules

The BLUE ROUTE services the Norfolk campus in the clockwise direction, and takes about 20-25 minutes to complete a full circulation of campus. The Blue Route is frequency based, with 8-12 min headways in mornings and early afternoons, and 10-15 min headways in the evenings (after 6pm).

Service Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Stops

  • Whitehurst / Powhatan Apts
  • Quad / Dominion House
  • Diehn Center
  • Strome / Dragas
  • Gresham Main
  • 46th & Killam
  • Village Lot 2 (pergola)
  • Village Lot 3 (pergola)
  • The Next @ ODU
  • Perry Library
  • Transportation & Parking Office
  • Elkhorn Ave
  • Powhatan Ave

The SILVER ROUTE services the Norfolk campus in the counter-clockwise direction, and takes about 20-25 minutes to complete a full circulation of campus. The Silver Route is frequency based, with 8-12 min headways in mornings and early afternoons, and 10-15 min headways in the evenings (after 6pm).

Service Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Beginning at 2:00 p.m., the Silver Route will be combined with the Ghent Grocery Service Route. Please see Off-Campus Routes tab for additional information.

Stops

  • Whitehurst / Powhatan Apts
  • LR Hill
  • Elkhorn Ave
  • Bluestone Ave
  • CVS
  • The NEXT at ODU
  • Lower Monarch
  • Bookstore
  • Brock Commons
  • Gresham Main
  • Rogers Main
  • Visitor Lot / Stadium
  • Quarantine Rd
  • Islamic Center
  • ODU INN (between Bluestone Ave and CVS)

Walmart Route

The Wal-Mart Route provides transport to the Walmart on Tidewater Drive. This route completes a full circulation of the on-campus Silver Route stops between off-campus trips. A complete trip off and back to campus takes approximately 45-60 minutes.

The last on-campus stop before departing campus is Rogers Main Hall.

Service Hours

Saturday & Sunday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. (last bus leaves Walmart at 7:30 p.m.)

Stops
  • Silver Route stops
  • Walmart

The Ghent Grocery Route service provides transportation to several grocery store and a pharmacy on 21st. Street in the Ghent neighborhood south of ODU's main Norfolk Campus. This service is an on-demand service during specific service dates and times. Please see service dates, times, and designated pick-up, and drop-off locations below.

Service Dates & Hours
  • Monday - Friday 2:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Beginning at 2:00 PM, this route is combined with the Silver Route stops.
  • Please be at all Ghent pickup locations by 7:30PM to ensure your return to campus
     
Designated Pick-Up & Drop-Off Locations
  • Silver Route stops
  • Food Lion on Colley Ave
  • Aldis on 21st St.
  • Walgreens on 21st St.
  • The Fresh Market on 21 St.

The International Market Route service provides transportation to two international grocery stores beginning September 3rd, 2023. Grand Mart located on Newtown Road in Virginia Beach and Royal Bazaar located on Military Highway in Norfolk. This service is an on-demand service during specific service dates and times. Please see service dates, times, and designated pick-up, and drop-off locations below. A valid ODU ID is required to ride the shuttle and riders with a valid ODU ID can have one guest. The shuttle can be tracked using the Transloc App.

Service Dates & Hours
  • Every other Sunday - 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Departure times - 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. (from Lot 8)
  • Shuttle will sit for approximately five (5) minutes per stop to load and unload.
     
Designated Pick-Up & Drop-Off Locations
  • Lot 8 (Welcome Center)
  • Powhatan Ave by Lot 43
  • Grand Mart (Newtown Road - Virginia Beach)
  • Royal Bazaar (Military Highway - Norfolk)

For the duration of the winter season, a Snow Route has been established for days when the University experiences significant snowfall and/or icy road conditions that prevent Monarch Transit from operating at full service.

The Snow Route circulates campus clockwise, staying on the immediate perimeter streets around the core rectangle of main campus: 43rd St, Powhatan Ave, 49th St and Hampton Blvd.

ODU Mobile notifications listed under 'Transit' will notify riders if Snow Routes are in effect.

Stops
  • Perry Library
  • Transportation & Parking Office
  • Elkhorn Ave
  • Powhatan Ave
  • Powhatan & 48th St.
  • Quad/Dominion House
  • Diehn Center
  • Strome/Dragas
  • Hampton Blvd & 45th St.

The BLUE ROUTE services the Norfolk campus in the clockwise direction, and takes about 20-25 minutes to complete a full circulation of campus. The Blue Route is frequency based, with 8-12 min headways in mornings and early afternoons, and 10-15 min headways in the evenings (after 6pm).

Service Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Stops

  • Whitehurst / Powhatan Apts
  • Quad / Dominion House
  • Diehn Center
  • Strome / Dragas
  • Gresham Main
  • 46th & Killam
  • Village Lot 2 (pergola)
  • Village Lot 3 (pergola)
  • The Next @ ODU
  • Perry Library
  • Transportation & Parking Office
  • Elkhorn Ave
  • Powhatan Ave

The SILVER ROUTE services the Norfolk campus in the counter-clockwise direction, and takes about 20-25 minutes to complete a full circulation of campus. The Silver Route is frequency based, with 8-12 min headways in mornings and early afternoons, and 10-15 min headways in the evenings (after 6pm).

Service Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Beginning at 2:00 p.m., the Silver Route will be combined with the Ghent Grocery Service Route. Please see Off-Campus Routes tab for additional information.

Stops

  • Whitehurst / Powhatan Apts
  • LR Hill
  • Elkhorn Ave
  • Bluestone Ave
  • CVS
  • The NEXT at ODU
  • Lower Monarch
  • Bookstore
  • Brock Commons
  • Gresham Main
  • Rogers Main
  • Visitor Lot / Stadium
  • Quarantine Rd
  • Islamic Center
  • ODU INN (between Bluestone Ave and CVS)

Walmart Route

The Wal-Mart Route provides transport to the Walmart on Tidewater Drive. This route completes a full circulation of the on-campus Silver Route stops between off-campus trips. A complete trip off and back to campus takes approximately 45-60 minutes.

The last on-campus stop before departing campus is Rogers Main Hall.

Service Hours

Saturday & Sunday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. (last bus leaves Walmart at 7:30 p.m.)

Stops
  • Silver Route stops
  • Walmart

The Ghent Grocery Route service provides transportation to several grocery store and a pharmacy on 21st. Street in the Ghent neighborhood south of ODU's main Norfolk Campus. This service is an on-demand service during specific service dates and times. Please see service dates, times, and designated pick-up, and drop-off locations below.

Service Dates & Hours
  • Monday - Friday 2:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Beginning at 2:00 PM, this route is combined with the Silver Route stops.
  • Please be at all Ghent pickup locations by 7:30PM to ensure your return to campus
     
Designated Pick-Up & Drop-Off Locations
  • Silver Route stops
  • Food Lion on Colley Ave
  • Aldis on 21st St.
  • Walgreens on 21st St.
  • The Fresh Market on 21 St.

The International Market Route service provides transportation to two international grocery stores beginning September 3rd, 2023. Grand Mart located on Newtown Road in Virginia Beach and Royal Bazaar located on Military Highway in Norfolk. This service is an on-demand service during specific service dates and times. Please see service dates, times, and designated pick-up, and drop-off locations below. A valid ODU ID is required to ride the shuttle and riders with a valid ODU ID can have one guest. The shuttle can be tracked using the Transloc App.

Service Dates & Hours
  • Every other Sunday - 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Departure times - 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. (from Lot 8)
  • Shuttle will sit for approximately five (5) minutes per stop to load and unload.
     
Designated Pick-Up & Drop-Off Locations
  • Lot 8 (Welcome Center)
  • Powhatan Ave by Lot 43
  • Grand Mart (Newtown Road - Virginia Beach)
  • Royal Bazaar (Military Highway - Norfolk)

For the duration of the winter season, a Snow Route has been established for days when the University experiences significant snowfall and/or icy road conditions that prevent Monarch Transit from operating at full service.

The Snow Route circulates campus clockwise, staying on the immediate perimeter streets around the core rectangle of main campus: 43rd St, Powhatan Ave, 49th St and Hampton Blvd.

ODU Mobile notifications listed under 'Transit' will notify riders if Snow Routes are in effect.

Stops
  • Perry Library
  • Transportation & Parking Office
  • Elkhorn Ave
  • Powhatan Ave
  • Powhatan & 48th St.
  • Quad/Dominion House
  • Diehn Center
  • Strome/Dragas
  • Hampton Blvd & 45th St.