Transportation Tips

Many out of state students do not come to George Mason University with a vehicle. In order to ensure that all of our students have the ability to explore Fairfax, shop for necessities, and travel to major airports, the university has developed several transportation services. While you can view all university transportation services at http://transportation.gmu.edu/, below are some services that may be of interest to out-of-state students.

Mason to Metro Shuttle:
Mason offers a shuttle service to and from the Vienna Metro orange line station, including late hours of operation on weekends. From the orange line, the rest of the Metro is easily accessible which allows for smooth transit to the Capitol and major airports and transportation hubs. The Mason to Metro shuttle information and hours of operation can be found at shuttle.gmu.edu while information on the Metro, including hours of operation and fare rates, can be found at http://www.wmata.com/

CUE Bus Access:
With a George Mason Student ID, students have free access to Fairfax’s public CUE Bus system. The CUE Buses allow students to connect to the community, run errands, and explore Fairfax, as well as reach remote shopping centers and the Vienna Metro station.

Gunston Go Bus:
This service provides free transportation to anyone with a Mason ID through the academic year between the Fairfax campus and local shopping centers. The shuttle runs seven days a week, with late-night service on Friday and Saturday nights including Old Town Fairfax. The schedule and other information including pick-up and drop-off locations are listed on the website. So, where can Gunston take YOU? Click on the following locations view each shopping center on the Gunston Go Bus route: University Mall, Fair Lakes Shopping CenterFair Oaks Mall, Fairfax Corner, and Old Town Fairfax.

Airport Transportation:
There are three major airports located in the Washington D.C. Metro area. There are many ways to get to campus from these airports. Click here to find out directions and transportation options.  George Mason. Additionally, free shuttles often run during university breaks to Dulles Airport. Keep an eye out for those at http://transportation.gmu.edu/.

Getting Home Safely and Cheaply:
We recognized that traveling to and from home on breaks can be costly. Some suggested websites to help you find travel deals are Mega Bus with routes starting at $1 one way and Student Universe, a database designed to find the cheapest travel deals for students.