Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) is the region's public transportation system, connecting the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton and Newport News via bus, paratransit, ferry, and light rail services. For route schedules and general information, call 757-222-6100 or visit GoHRT.com.
Grand Illumination Special Event Fare Pass — Ferry or Light Rail Only
$4.00 Roundtrip Grand Illumination Special Event Fare Passes will be available for sale on Ticketleap beginning November 11, 2022 to November 19, 2022. The event pass is valid for use November 19, 2022 only on the Ferry or The Tide Light Rail.
Hampton Roads’ light rail system, The Tide, connects travelers and commuters from Newtown Road to Eastern Virginia Medical Center (EVMC). With 10 stops, five of which are within the Downtown corridor, riders are sure to find the service relaxing and convenient.
The Tide Light Rail System
6am-4pm — Regular rail service will operate until 4pm.
4pm-10pm* — Rail service will operate on a 10-minute frequency (*up to 1 hour after the end of the parade).
10pm-Midnight — Rail service will operate on a 30-minute frequency. The last train departing EVMC for Newtown road is at Midnight. The last train departing Newtown Road for EVMC is at Midnight.
Harbor Park Light Rail Station will not be served between 5am and 9pm.
Elizabeth River Ferry The HRT Elizabeth River Ferry system runs between Downtown Norfolk and Olde Towne Portsmouth (North Landing and High Street Docks) offering a unique view of the river and the waterfront.
Ferry Service Hours
10am-4pm — Ferry service will operate on a 30-minute frequency to Waterside, High Street and North Landing.
4pm-11:45pm — Ferry service will operate on a 15-minute frequency to Waterside, High Street and North Landing.