Getting Around Charlottesville

Students, faculty, and staff can ride the University buses and Charlottesville buses fare-free with their UVA IDs. Other transportation options such as Zip Cars and the UBike Bike Share are also available.

Traveling Beyond Charlottesville

Obtain a Driver’s License

To obtain a Virginia driver’s license and to register your car, you will need to apply in person at a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office. You will need to provide various documents and payment for the required fees. Keep in mind that Virginia law requires that all drivers have a way to pay for injuries or property damage resulting from a car accident. You can satisfy this financial responsibility law by either purchasing car insurance or paying Virginia’s DMV to drive uninsured.

Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website